Morning Links: $91.1 M. Rabbit Edition

Another adorable rabbit, which presumably can be had for a more modest price.


The Salesroom

At Christie’s last night, Jeff Koons’s Rabbit (1986) sold for $91.1 million, a new record for a work by a living artist. [ARTnews]

Michael Shnayerson’s new book, Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art, is a “highly readable chronicle” that “argues that contemporary art, once a thing artists made and dealers tried (unsuccessfully) to sell, has become a form of fiat currency for the very rich,” James Tarmy writes. [Bloomberg]


Also last night: an activist group known as Indigenous Womxn’s Collective staged an action at an opening event for the Whitney Biennial, calling on Warren B. Kanders, the museum’s vice-chair, to resign. Kanders runs a defense-manufacturing company whose products include tear-gas canisters used against asylum seekers on the U.S.–Mexico border. [ARTnews]

Catherine Hickley: “Czech Culture Minister Antonin Stanek will step down at the end of this month amid a wave of protests at his sudden dismissal of Jiri Fajt, the director of Prague’s National Gallery, a move widely criticized as politically motivated.” [The Art Newspaper]

KAWS, who will have a survey at the Brooklyn Museum in 2021, got the profile treatment from Ted Loos. [The New York Times]

Dia Art Foundation director Jessica Morgan spoke with Andrew M. Goldstein about her plans for the institution. [Artnet News]


A new Christo documentary, Walking on Water, is “short on details but long on delight,” according to Ken Jaworowski. [The New York Times]

Portland, Maine, has put out a call for artists to create a memorial in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. [Central Maine]

And More

Here are photos of Vincent Fecteau’s recent show at Misako & Rosen in Tokyo. [Contemporary Art Daily]

And here’s a look inside Eero Saarinen’s famed TWA Terminal at JFK in New York, which just reopened as a hotel. [Eater]

Also, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat into the U.S. presidential race. [NPR]

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