Newslinks for Monday, January 5th, 2009

January 5th, 2009

Alanna Heiss via ArtNet

Alanna Heiss has retired after 37 years of curating MoMA’s PS1; an article on her final show [NYTimes]
$250,000 worth of prints including those by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse stolen in Berlin
A chronicle of the rise of auction prices before the fall, and a rumor that 2/3 of the bidders for Hirst’s monumental September auction may not actually pay for the works,
and part 2 here [Bloomberg]
A video of  Eric Fischl at Mary Boone

Egon Schiele’s Portrait of Wally via the ArtNewspaper

US lawsuit filed to confiscate Egon Schiele’s Portrait of Wally from the Leopold Museum in Vienna is suspended [ArtNewspaper]
Art dealers as paparazzi fodder?  White Cube owner Jay Jopling garners attention with singer Lily Allen in St. Barths [TheMirror]
also on the island, dealer Larry Gagosian and the band Kings of Leon fete collectors Roman Abramovich, Dasha Zhukova and Aby Rosen, designer Marc Jacobs, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, musician Jon Bon Jovi and actor Daniel Craig among others
In other art world vacation news, Damien Hirst hires 4 guards formerly in the British Special Forces to protect him during his Mexico holidays

The Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion via architecturelist

The Zaha Hadid-designed Chanel Mobile Art tour is stopped; London, Moscow, and Paris canceled [ArtInfo]
Emmanuel Perrotin on three current Parisian exhibitions [The Moment - NYTimes]
MoMA to launch two-year series of live performance works
Collector Ronald Lauder interviewed at his Klimt-rich Neue Galerie in New York
[Financial Times]
Damien Hirst bans a documentary film of his Statuephilia work
The Velvet Underground’s John Cale will represent Wales at Venice Biennale of Art next year
The controversial act of State museums deaccessioning works [NYTimes]
The Getty endowment has declined 25%
Art Info’s Top 5 art world figures of 2008