Morning Links: Construction Edition


Frank Gehry.


The board of the performing arts center planned for ground zero has scuttled the design for the building by Frank Gehry. Said Gehry: “They should do what they want. I don’t want to go where I’m not wanted.” [The New York Times]

Here’s a profile of Laurent Le Bon, the new president of Paris’ long-troubled Picasso museum, which has been undergoing renovations for five years. “I don’t think I’m Zorro,” said Mr. Le Bon. “I don’t believe we are at war. There is no conflict. My method is very simple: to assess the situation, to read what has been produced and to listen.” [The New York Times]

An artist-run double decker bus is coming to Chelsea to offer tours and artsy souvenirs. [The Wall Street Journal]

“Christopher Bedford, Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, has announced two major grants, both for $100,000, from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.” [Broadway World]

“The fate of Art Moscow, the city’s oldest fair for contemporary [art] scheduled to take place 17-21 September, is in limbo.” [The Art Newspaper]

Peter Brant produced a western directed by Tommy Lee Jones that premiered at the Telluride FIlm Festival. [Page Six]

“Meet the New Rich…in Myanmar: As the country opens up, a group of
high-end wealthy are showing up—and showing off—amid decay and
poverty.” Naturally that comes with some sudden and tasteless
enthusiasm for art. [The Wall Street Journal]

“Two Previously Unknown V. S. Gaitonde Works Owned By George Gund to
Feature at Bonhams in New York on Sept. 17th Ahead of Guggenheim
Retrospective” [Art Market Monitor]

“First ‘Pop-up Pompidou’ to open in Malaga next spring” [The Art Newspaper]

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