Morning Links

Morning Links: James Franco Slime Video Edition



Franco Update

James Franco directed a video for Sotheby’s Artist Response series inspired by the the auction house’s exhibition Glazed: The Legacy of The Della Robbia. The video is pretty much just some sort of clear slimy substance being poured over a bunch of models and sculptures over a black background, all set to a soundtrack of contemporary Atlanta-ish music. [The Creator’s Project]


With Mark Leckey’s PS1 retrospective now open, here is a profile of the artist, whom dealer Gavin Brown referred to as becoming “more of a wizard than a warrior” as he moves into middle age. [New York Times]

Ai Weiwei is back in New York this November with not one but four new gallery shows: two at Mary Boone, one at Deitch Projects, and one at Lisson’s newly opened Chelsea space. [The Art Newspaper]

A piece on the collaboration between Bronx sculptor Sabin Howard and the architect Joe Weishaar for a World War I memorial in Washington. [Wall Street Journal]


Ever wonder how the hedge fund investor Steve Cohen amassed a $1 billion art collection? Well, this article in Fortune magazine, titled “How Steve Cohen Amassed a $1 Billion Art Collection,” might just have the answers you are looking for. [Fortune]

Artists and Collectors

The artist Nate Lowman and the collector Patrick Seguin in conversation for Interview. [Interview]

Suzanne Vega Weighs In 

The musician Suzanne Vega on why she is “not one of these artists who misses old New York. People like Lou Reed and Patti Smith were older than me — they could do what they wanted. But I was an early teen, and it was a nightmare.” [New York Post]


Documentation of Simon Denny’s “Blockchain Future States” at Petzel, which closed over the weekend. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Here are some snaps from the group show “1 The Hesitant Dramaturge” at Sardine in Brooklyn. [Sex Magazine]

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