Гарантированный доход для художников, комиксы «Супермен» продаются за 3,25 млн. долларов и более: Morning Links from April 7, 2021

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EBAY HAS CALLED OFF A SALE OF DRAWINGS believed to have been made by an artist held at a Japanese-American internment camp in Manzanar, California, the Associated Press reports. “It’s seems unethical and immoral to put this artwork up on eBay to the highest bidder,” Shirley Higuchi, who has studied the incarceration program, told the agency. Японско-американские группы выступили с критикой продажи. More than 100,000 people of Japanese descent living in the Western United States were detained during the war, including artists Ruth Asawa George Nakashima, and Isamu Noguchi, who chose to enter a camp, though he was exempt since he was living in New York. (His experience was the subject of a 2017 show at his namesake museum in Queens, New York.) “It’s absolutely preposterous to think that I am doing anything wrong,” the anonymous eBay seller told the AP. Похоже, что на рисунках изображены японские пейзажи. While the signature on them has not been identified, some believe it belongs to Giichi Matsumura, who died while incarcerated in 1945.

GUARANTEED-INCOME PROGRAMS FOR ARTISTS are popping upZachary Small reports in the New York TimesSan Francisco will provide 130 with $1,000 a month for six months, and a program in St. Paul, Minnesota will offer $500 monthly payments to 25 for 18 months. The news comes as many municipalities in the United States pursue universal-basic income programs, and as UBI advocate Andrew Yang is viewed as the frontrunner in the upcoming Democratic primary for New York mayor.


Музей M+ готовится к открытию в Гонконге, его руководители вынуждены вести переговоры о нападениях пропекинских сил. Энид Цуй глубоко погружается в высокие ставки горячо ожидаемого проекта. [South China Morning Post]


Fabergé is creating an egg inspired by the hit HBO series Game of Thrones that features diamonds and 18-karat white gold. Его цена: 2,2 миллиона долларов. [Отчет Робба]


Venice’s government has issued a decree that restricts the rental of private property in ways that make it impossible to organize pop-up shows running the full length of its biennales. [Художественная газета]


Los Angeles and the Getty are collaborating on a three-year project to preserve sites of Black history in the city. [Artnet News]


Meet Rahul Kadakia, the Christie’s auctioneer who has hammered record prices for wristwatches, orange diamonds, and blue diamonds, among other luxuries. «Смотреть, как он работает на пульте, все равно, что наблюдать за захватывающим ватрусом; он действительно знает, как работать в комнате», — сказал один из фанатов. [The New York Times]


The first comic book to feature Superman—Action Comics #1—sold for $3.25 million in a private sale, according to the online auction and consignment company ComicConnect.com. Продавец приобрел ее в 2018 году за чуть более чем 2 миллиона долларов. [Associated Press]


The Kicker

STATUES ARE GETTING STOLEN AND DAMAGED LEFT AND RIGHT. Pennsylvania police are on the hunt for  почти 100-летняя бронзовая бобровая скульптура, by Albert Laessle, that disappeared from Delaware County, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. There’s a $5,000 reward. In Oslo, someone tried to slice through an ankle of a beloved Gustav Vigeland sculpture of a baby throwing a tantrum, according to the Associated Press. Она была удалена для сохранения. And a group going by the name White Lives Matter said it поставить памятник Конфедерации, the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair, from a Selma, Alabama cemetery, the Art Newspaper writes. The collective said that it will turn the chair into a toilet if the United Daughters of the Confederacy does not display a banner at its headquarters in Virginia, for 24 hours, with this quote from Black Liberation Army activist Assata Shakur: “The rulers of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives.”

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