Morning Links: Tom of Finland Edition

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1965COURTESY THE ARTIST

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1965.


Here’s a profile of Okwui Enwezor, who is readying his Venice Biennale and who hints he may be retiring from the biennial game: “This is exhausting,” he says. “In any case, there’s a need for other people to do them, and what other biennial should I go and do?” [The Wall Street Journal]

Edward Rothstein takes a look at the $44 million renovation and restoration at Stonehenge. [The New York Times]

Bloomberg’s charity arm wants museums to beef up their apps: “Bloomberg Philanthropies is set to announce on Tuesday that it is expanding its grant funding for cultural institutions’ digital projects, with $17 million for museums in New York and around the world.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Finland’s homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps are an international success. [AFP]

Former California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger has revealed his
official portrait, a larger-than-life affair by Austrian artist
Gottfried Helnwein. [Associated Press]

“The Smithsonian Institution’s monumental 1796 Lansdowne portrait of George Washington is scheduled to undergo an 18-month restoration including X-raying and the removal of a discoloring layer of varnish, the National Portrait Gallery said on Monday.”[Reuters]

“BAM Construction has been named as the preferred bidder to build the V&A Dundee museum despite a row over claims it took part in blacklisting.” [BBC]

“Silas Martí around the opening of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo.” [Artforum]

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