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Morning Links: Rebuilt Glasgow School of Art Edition

The Glasgow School of Art before it was destroyed by a fire.



After it was destroyed by a fire, the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building will be rebuilt. The school’s director, Tom Inns, said the project was “critically important.” [The Guardian]

After a blaze yesterday at one of its spaces in Chelsea, Paula Cooper Gallery will bring out a conservation team to inspect works it had in storage. Steve Henry, a director at the gallery, said that pieces currently on view at the gallery were “not threatened or damaged.” [ARTnews]

Around New York

Take a look inside the home of artist Lee Quiñones, whose collection includes a bust of himself by John Ahearn and works by street artists. “I’m fascinated by guys who can create entire worlds around their name, with all kinds of subplots,” Quiñones said of street artists. [The New York Times]

After more than 30 years, Blinky Palermo’s magnum opus, To the People of New York City (1976), will return to Manhattan. The work, which features a group of paintings based on the colors of the East and West German flags, will go on view at the Dia Art Foundation in Chelsea this September. [Press Release]

The Talent

Drew Gilpin Faust, a historian who has written several books about the Civil War and the American South, has joined the J. Paul Getty Trust’s board. She was previously president of Harvard University. [Press Release]

Frank Gehry has signed on to design a restaurant for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Set to open in October, the restaurant will be called Stir. []


Chicago’s Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery has announced the winners of the first Instant Award in Improvised Music: Joe McPhee and Susan Alcorn. The prize, which comes with $50,000, is being given out by the organization Horse With No Name. [Chicago Reader]

Colby College has added to its holdings the 1941 Jackson Pollock painting Composition with Masked Forms—an acquisition that Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg called “a real coup” for the institution. [Portland Press Herald]

Banksy’s “greatest hits” show at London’s Lazinc gallery may not open until tomorrow, but already three paintings have sold for between £500,000 and £1.5 million. The latter number, which translates to about $2 million, means that a new record has been set for the street artist’s work. [The Art Newspaper]


With the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina set to close, many current students at the school are unsure of how to proceed. “We’re stuck and lost,” said one student. [The News & Observer]

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