In this month’s Vanity Fair, Bob Colacello tackles the competition for influence between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, and there’s a lot of fun gossip there (like the idea that Glenn Lowry is among the candidates to run Sotheby’s)!
One of the more interesting ones from the section that discusses the Met’s plans for the Breuer building, which was vacated by the Whitney Museum last year and will begin hosting Met programming in March of 2016:
“One possible future show at the Breuer: Jean Pigozzi’s Contemporary African Art Collection juxtaposed with the Met’s extensive historical African holdings.”
This information seems to come from Pigozzi himself, the wealthy investor and art patron, but that doesn’t mean it’s untrue! The article says he’s close with Sheena Wagstaff, the Met’s chairman of the department of modern and contemporary art, whom he knows from the Tate Modern, where she was formerly chief curator.
There’s only a summary of the story online at the moment, but the issue seems to be out so snag a copy if you want to read more.