It’s another rainy day here in New York, and by this evening, we’re looking at temperatures in the 20’s (-5ish for those of you who prefer Celsius). Good times!
Nothing too exciting to report from the weekend, so here’s a few morning links to start the day.
- Lonely hearts continue to look for love at museums in the first art world missed connections post of 2014. [In the Air]
- In preparation for the Super Bowl, New Jersey is cracking down on one of the problems associated with the annual game, sex trafficking. Ugh, world. [AP]
- An interview with Christie’s auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen. Pylkkanen comes about as close as he can to saying there’s an art bubble when asked, comparing today’s market to 1987’s. Pylkkanen doesn’t note that 1987 was also a famed bubble, but a smart reader will pick that up. [The New York Times]
- Melanie Gerlis gets a chance to promote her new book Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets in a 1,500 word article for The Art Newspaper on the subject. She talks about why it’s so hard to create an index for art—insufficient data—and why it’s better to think about art as a rainy-day security rather than an investment. [The Art Newspaper]
- Who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for art? Don’t expect to see too many names you recognize—most of these youngsters are in fashion or design—but hooray for wildcard Travess Smalley. [Forbes]
- A simply smart review of a Kate Owens show points out a big issue with documenting performance in the gallery: “Presenting the physical remnants of a real event … is a good idea, but the format of that retelling – a flimsy photocopied document next to the comments book – surely downplays its significance. I watched several viewers ignore it.” [Art Review]
- Film critic A.O. Scott had his tweet about Inside Llewyn Davis turned into a full-page ad by the film’s producers in The New York Times. Twitter shares that day went up $1.50. Coincidence? According to this member of the peanut gallery, yes. [Gothamist]
- Shareholders are telling Apple to put more women and other minorities on their board. [The Atlantic Wire]
- We guess it’s not too early to start planning for Bushwick Open Studios. They’re seeking graphic designers, website developers, and a team of general volunteers. [Facebook]
- A listicle of puppies sleeping. Awwwww! [The BarkPost]