Weekend Links: GoogaMooga and Other Hells

by Corinna Kirsch on May 21, 2012 Massive Links

  • A judge ruled California’s 35-year-old droit de suite law unconstitutional. [Reuters]
  • Christie’s post-war and contemporary evening sale in New York made  $388 million—but only 5% came from sales by female artists. [The Economist]
  • The Whitney Museum gets bigger. My bad, that’s just a shipping container. [Archinet]
  • The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kansas City, MO, isn’t doing too well. Its director resigned last week, after the resignation or elimination of at least four other employees. [The Kansas City Star]
  • Artnet gets interviewed by “The Street,” a finance blog, about its abilities to predict art market trends. Overall, Thomas Galbraith, director of analytics at artnet, doesn’t say much that would convince a millionaire to buy art.  “We examine particular collecting categories at the top-end then we break out those categories into its constituents,” said Galbraith. [The Street]
  • According to one study, Facebook users are vain. Another one says only the ones with thousands of friends are vain. The third one says Twitter users are the real vain ones. I predict the fourth one will vainly realize that beauty is in the eye of the Facebook shareholder. [The New York Times Well Blog]
  • By most accounts, the Great GoogaMooga was a disaster. The hating notably includes a few rants by The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. [Eater]
  • In Chicago, the G8 Summit has caused several museums to close their doors for the entirety of the summit. They each cited security issues, though we’ve also heard that it’s because of private tours given to government officials. [Chicago G8]

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