Morning Links

Morning Links: Chelsea Hotel Edition

Chelsea Hotel.


The Talent

Christopher Scoates, most recently the director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Michigan, will be the new director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. [ARTnews]

Creative Time, a New York-based public art organization, has appointed Justine Ludwig from Dallas Contemporary as its new director. [ARTnews]

More on the MOCA Los Angeles front: Felix Salmon looked at the ways in which auction data might have played a role in the firing of Helen Molesworth. [Artnet]


Kenzie Bryant of Vanity Fair explains the litigious aftermath of the sale of a six-foot-tall portrait of Donald Trump. [Vanity Fair]

Sotheby’s will offer a Jackson Pollock drip painting in May. The 1949 work has an estimated worth between $30M and $40M. Lisa Dennison, chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, said that the painting’s sale could “reach or exceed” the artist’s auction record of $58.4M. [The Art Newspaper]

Guernsey’s will sell more than 50 doors from New York’s Chelsea Hotel. The doors once belonged to the rooms of the hotel’s most famous guests, including Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin, Jack Kerouac, and Jimi Hendrix. [The Guardian]

Exhibitions & Fairs

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” a new exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri, showcases over 200 objects discovered on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea by underwater archaeologists. These artifacts reveal the existence of two lost ancient Egyptian cities. [Hyperallergic]

Here’s the artist list for the 2018 Baltic Triennial, which will take place in Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. [ARTnews]

Depicting Disabilities

How a street art project inadvertently prompted a reimagining of the Wheelchair Symbol. [Atlas Obscura]

Apple has proposed 13 new emoji inclusive of disabled individuals. The icons, which include a hearing aid, a service dog, and two types of wheelchairs, to name a few, were designed  with input from the American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and the National Association of the Deaf. [Hyperallergic]


Collector and curator Jeffrey Deitch on the Los Angeles art scene, art fairs, and what makes good art. He said, “Brilliant artists are great intellectuals with the intellectual power of someone who writes a book of philosophy or a great novel.” [Hong Kong Tatler]

This spring, the Met will present ten free performances of “BambinO,” an interactive opera for babies. “In the Met’s never-ending quest to develop audiences of the future, we’ve decided to start at the very beginning,” Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, said in a statement. [The New York Times]

On the complicated politics of the Colonial Californiano architectural style. [Los Angeles Times]

In Los Angeles, a bank designed by architect Kurt Meyer will be demolished to make way for Frank Gehry’s 8150 Sunset development. [The Architect’s Newspaper]

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