Morning Links: Potato Head Blues Edition - Recent News from USA
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Morning Links: Potato Head Blues Edition –

Trumpet by Courtois & Mille, 1881-1885.



“A Manhattan judge who’s been hashing out the contentious multimillion-dollar divorce of real estate titan Harry Macklowe and wife Linda warned their lawyers on Tuesday to ‘stop feeding off the trough’ and sell off their assets—including their $700 million art collection. [Page Six]

Tate Americas Foundation, which raises money and acquires art for the Tate museums in England, named Catherine Carver Dunn as its new executive director. [ARTnews]

The Cameroonian artist Barthelemy Toguo is now represented by Galerie LeLong & Co. [ARTnews]

Jennifer Lawrence, star of the silver screen, is reportedly now engaged to Cooke Maroney, a director at Gladstone Gallery in New York. [Buzzfeed]


Nora N. Khan wrote about Kevin Beasley’s exhibition “A view of a landscape” at the Whitney Museum in New York. About a room suffused with sounds from the motor of a cotton gin, she writes, “Beasley suspends his listeners in a sonic cocoon that brings them as close to the inside of a machine as they can be.” [Art in America]

The Guardian has a review of a show of new work by Tracey Emin at White Cube Bermondsey in London. “As Emin’s art reminds us, emotional responses are seldom neat and compartmentalized.” [The Guardian]


Holland Cotter holds forth on MoMA’s plans for its reopening this fall (less taxonomy, more dynamism, etc.), after a four-month closure announced just yesterday. “The advantages of such switchovers are many. Repeat visitors will have fresh art experiences. New histories will get told. Old canons will start to erode. At the same time, though, MoMA’s organizational mettle will be under stress.” [The New York Times]

The Paris Review has a tale of a visit to the Auschwitz Museum in Poland. [The Paris Review]

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“Venice authorities introduce day-trippers charge on eve of the Biennale.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin expanded its collection with a gift of 119 works of Spanish and Portuguese colonial-era art from Roberta and Richard Huber. The works from countries including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru date from the 1600s to the 1800s and are valued at $2.5 million. [The New York Times]

The New York photo gallery Howard Greenberg named David Peckman—previously of Hamiltons Gallery and Christie’s in London—as co-director. [Press Release]

In the midst of ambitious expansion plans in Queens, New York, the Louis Armstrong House Museum—a beloved institution devoted to the visionary trumpeter and composer of the great “Potato Head Blues”—named Kenyon Victor Adams as its new director. [The New York Times]

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