Morning Links: Tenement Edition



David Armstrong, a photographer who was part of the Boston School, has died at 60. [The New York Times]

The Smithsonian Institution has named Albert G. Horvath, its senior finance official, acting secretary. He will serve until the new secretary, David J. Skorton, starts in the job next summer. [The New York Times]

“Chainsaw artist draws crowds.” [Dothan Eagle]

Tony Shafrazi faces eviction from the SoHo loft where he has lived for
the past 20 years. [New York Post]

Beyoncé and Jay Z did Halloween dressed as as Frida Kahlo and
Basquiat. Probably means something, right? [Artnet]

Author Sarah Thornton does press for her book, which asks, “What is an artist?” Carroll Dunham has a great answer, but then The Journal loses the thread a bit: “’My initial reaction was that it was kind of lame, because it was such a fruitless thing to try to answer,’ said the painter Carroll Dunham, 64, who, along with his wife, photographer
Laurie Simmons, struck up a friendship with Ms. Thornton during her research visits to the couple’s Connecticut country house. They appear frequently in the book, and Ms. Thorton also interviewed their daughters Grace, who was a student at Brown University at the time, and Lena, the ‘Girls’ creator and author of the recently published ‘Not That Kind of Girl.'” [The Wall Street Journal]

Artist Guo Jian, who earlier this year was deported from China for creating a meat sculpture of Tiananmen Square, plans a new meat work for an exhibition in New York. [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Here are the winning proposals of the competition to design the Madrid Digital Arts Museum. [ArchDaily]

A month-old Banksy work is already being put up for sale. Proceeds will be donated to charity. [Daily Mail]

New York’s Tenement Museum receives a visit from its last living former resident. [The New York Times]

The story behind trying to save a Barney Rosset mural in an East Village building that is up for sale. [The Wall Street Journal]

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