Morning Links

Morning Links: 3:05 P.M. Edition

George Luks, Boy with Baseball, ca. 1925.


Big Things

The New York Times looked into Okwui Enwezor’s unceremonious dismissal from Munich’s Haus der Kunst and found issues relating to Scientologists, accusations of mismanagement, and audience numbers that paint a disquieting picture. On the visionary curator’s storied “Postwar” survey in 2016: “It drew acclaim from critics, but costs were much higher than projected—€4.4 million, or about $5.1 million, instead of €1.2 million—and ticket sales were much lower than expected. The Brooklyn Museum, which originally signed up to host the exhibition in the United States, pulled out unexpectedly.” [The New York Times]

Red Grooms’s awesome but not universally liked Homer sculpture in the baseball stadium of the Florida Marlins is getting removed and placed in a plaza outside. “The colorful, mechanical sculpture moved when a Marlins player hit a homer and will continue to do so. It also will move at 3:05 p.m.—Miami’s area code is 305—on game days, and perhaps after victories.” [New Castle News]

ARTnews “Top 200” collector J. Tomilson Hill told CNBC “the art market is unlikely to cool or crash anytime soon, due in part to soaring demand from new museums in China.” [CNBC]


Catherine Lacey on “The Erotics of Cy Twombly”—in response to Joshua Rivkin’s new kinda-sorta biography of the artist, Chalk. [The Paris Review]

On the occasion of her appearance in T magazine’s new “Greats” issue, here are “8 artists on the influence of Carrie Mae Weems.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

And in case you missed it, here’s the profile of Weems herself. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]


Esteemed art critic Peter Schjeldahl sat for an interview with Jarrett Earnest—in a talk “touching on Piero della Francesca, Gatsby, and autodidacticism”—for the latest episode of David Zwirner’s Dialogues podcast. [David Zwirner]

Kerry James Marshall stars on the newest episode of Everything Else, a Financial Times podcast that claims “we’re into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks.” [Financial Times]

Old Things

“Why are Bono, Pharrell, and Michael Stipe paying tribute to this woman’s dead cat? An all-star memorial album for Souris the cat is the latest project from French artist Sophie Calle.” [The Guardian]

Ann Ziff, a fabled opera buff, also likes art—as evidenced by her collection of pre-Columbian, African, and Oceanic art as well as things like Tiffany lamps and Art Deco furniture. “If you buy something that’s 2,000 years old, do you really own it?” she asks in the latest “Show Us Your Wall” feature from the New York Times. “No. You’re taking care of it and passing it on to the next person.” [The New York Times]

Finer Things

In four months, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is staging a big fashion retrospective in the form of “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.” [The Guardian]

Here’s an oral history of the Stone Pony, the archetypal rock club that launched Bruce Springsteen from the Jersey Shore. [The New York Times]

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