Morning Links: Martin Creed Marble Edition

Martin Creed's marble step installation in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by PoMo MaMa/Flickr)

Three officials at Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art charged with fundraising have left in recent months, and an initiative to stabilize its endowment, which began smoothly under director Jeffrey Deitch’s reign, have faltered. [LAT]

PhilaMOCA—that’s the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (it’s located in a former tombstone showroom)—has hired Eric Bresler as a curator. []

Robert R. McElroy, a photographer who documented numerous happenings in downtown Manhattan’s galleries with artists like Lucas Samaras, Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine died at the age of 84. [NYT]

Some Guardian readers respond to David Hockney’s (awesome) pro-smoking letter. [Guardian]

The Met puts the Steins in the spotlight at exhibition of work from the family’s collection. [NYT]

Is science the way to get people to go to museums? Why not? [WSJ]

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth, check out this selection of variations on the portrait of the Queen Mum [The Art Newspaper]

Gilbert and George will debut a new work in Hong Kong. [Reuters]

Charles Long will install a set of “vibrating pipe” sculptures at Madison Square Park. [DNAInfo]

Martin Creed turns a London restaurant into a work of art with a lot of marble. [The Independent]

Morning Links: Martin Creed Marble Edition