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Morning Links: Arnold Lehman Edition

A portrait of Lehman by Andres Serrano.COURTESY THE ARTIST

A portrait of Lehman by Andres Serrano.

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Sprüth Magers has found a home for its Los Angeles gallery. The 14,000-square foot space is in West Hollywood. [Artnet]

Here are some details on Crystal Bridges’ spin on a biennial, “State of the Art.” The show will feature 227 works by 102 artists selected by the museum’s president, who did studio visits with nearly 1,000 artists and was “looking for art that filled three criteria: virtuosity, engagement and appeal—hardly top concerns of artists who bask in the light of the Whitney Biennial or a Chelsea gallery.” [The
Wall Street Journal]

“The Cleveland Museum of Art announced Tuesday that it has received a $10 million anonymous gift that could propel it toward completion of the $320 million capital campaign to pay for its newly completed expansion and renovation.” [The Plain Dealer]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils its new fountains. [The Wall Street Journal]

A look at the new $275 million Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. [The Art Newspaper]

Eliza Rathbone, the chief curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., will retire. [Artforum]

A new report from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the World Jewish Restitution Organization criticizes a number of countries for not aggressively pursuing and returning work looted by the Nazis. [The New York Times]

The Brooklyn Museum’s longtime director Arnold Lehman will retire next year. [NYT]

There are more than a few questions about how the money made from the sale of Tracey Emin’s My Bed in July will be spent. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s an interview with Marcel Dzama, Kim Gordon, and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire on their new collaboration: “There was a great scene where there’s a judge with four eyes that Kim goes in front of, and she sticks out her tongue at him, in a kind of ‘screw you.’ And that might be my favorite scene in the whole film. That was totally improvised.”[T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

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