Morning Links: Labor Day Weekend Edition

A typical grill on Labor Day weekend, full of meat and veggies.


A Long Weekend

Labor Day weekend has almost arrived! Many artists and collectors and other folks will be in the Hamptons—last weekend, the collector and actor Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by EMP Summer House, the East End pop-up from the team behind Eleven Madison Park. [Eater]

But if you’re staying in the city, maybe swing by the Met, as the Costume Institute’s Rei Kawakubo show closes after Monday. You can also buy some cool MET x Comme des Garçons swag at the gift shop. [The New York Times]

Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Evacuees from flood-afflicted areas are taking refuge in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas, where admission for them is free. [The Dallas Morning News]

The AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Comedy House are also letting evacuees in with free admission. [Dallas Observer]

Local architects check in on south Texas cultural institutions to see how the buildings weathered the storm. [Architectural Record]

Museums in Houston are slowing reopening. This morning, the Menil Collection will welcome its first visitors since the storm. [The Houston Chronicle]

The Sunshine State

Officials have ruled that the death of a manatee at the South Florida Museum was preventable. The 69-year-old manatee was named Snooty. Goodbye, Snooty. [WTSP 10]

Fort Partners, the real estate management behind the Four Seasons Private Residences in Fort Lauderdale, will be a sponsor of Frank Stella’s upcoming retrospective at the NSU Art Museum. [The New York Post]

Big Personalities

Sir David Tang, the British clothing entrepreneur and collector of Mao-era Chinese art, has died in London. He was 63. Undoubtedly, he lived a big life. “An accomplished pianist who could recite poetry by heart, he formed close friendships with celebrities like the actor Russell Crowe and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York,” reads his obituary. “He was a confidant of the supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.” [The New York Times]

Miranda July announced this morning that she’s been “working on a secret art project for more than a year now.” That secret art project is an interfaith charity shop inside Selfridges in London. [The Huffington Post]

Vogue legend André Leon Talley has all sorts of awesome stuff in his White Plains home, including an elephant head ice bucket, a snake belt he wears as a necklace, a portrait of Diana Vreeland by Bradley Theodore, and lots of knickknacks and trinkets strewn all about. When asked if he gets decorating advice from his friends, Talley says, “Oh, no. No! Nooooooo.” [The New York Times]

It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

Father John Misty asked musician and producer the Haxan Cloak to remix a song off the new Father John Misty album, specifically the song “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution.” [Pitchfork]

Rob Harvilla likes the new LCD Soundsystem record, American Dream, which is the band’s first set of songs in seven years. “This is a great album unconcerned with trying to sound like a classic one, shrewdly illuminating the difference between living up to a legacy and desperately trying to top it,” he writes. Harvilla also reminds us that during the time LCD Soundsystem was on hiatus, the band’s frontman James Murphy devoted himself so dearly to opening a natural wine bar in Williamsburg that he got gout.  [The Ringer]

Art Garfunkel’s book is called What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man. [Rolling Stone]

And More!

Former Wallspace proprietor Janine Foeller is opening a Park Slope pop-up gallery and cafe with the artist and floral designer Simone Shubuck. Estela’s Ignacio Mattos is making sandwiches, Hearth’s Marco Canora is making apple-cider doughnuts, and there will be work for sale by Shubuck in the gallery. [Grub Street]

Will Heinrich goes to L.A. to review some exhibitions up out west. He likes the group show that Gavin Brown’s enterprise assistant director Taylor Trabulus put together at Karma LA, the Robert Grosvenor show at Maccarone, and the work of Paris-based Japanese artist Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth. [The New York Times]

Patricia Sloane, who is a curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City, has some cool tips on the best insider spots in town. On the San Juan Market: “It’s an unsurpassable food market filled with edible eccentricities like kangaroo or crocodile meat.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Starting today, Hunter College will have on view Robert Longo’s America Bridge Project. The site-specific work consists of vinyl renderings of the original document of the First Amendment and the American flag. It’s up until December 1. [The New York Times]

Freymond-Guth, a gallery that was first in Zürich and then moved to Basel, is closing. [artnet]

Take a look at the collection of the writer Reynolds Price, who hung work on the walls of his North Carolina home salon-style, floor-to-ceiling. He has etchings by Rembrandt, and religious icons, and the death masks of Keats and Blake and Brando, and heroic oil portraits of himself painted by his friends, along with many other rare books and beautiful objects. Price, who died in 2011, was a novelist, poet, memoirist, translator, raconteur, songwriter, and beloved professor of English at Duke University. [The Paris Review]

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