Morning Links: ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ Edition

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The cultural building boom between 1994 and 2008 was the result of “overambitious trustees,” “self-interested architects,” unrealistic financial projections and cultural institutions expanding because everyone else was; expansion doesn’t always work out as planned. [NYT] 

Larry Gagosian described last night’s postwar and contemporary auction as “Masterpiece Theatre,” Carol Vogel reports. New Klein and Basquiat records were set. [ArtsBeat]

In Peter Duggan’s new ‘artoon,’ he imagines an album cover for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band had Yoko Ono taken artistic lead. [Guardian]

Diller Scofidio + Renfro will help redesign the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. [NYT]

“Artist, cancer survivor Annie Varnot uses eggs as metaphor for life and death in new Wave Hill exhibit.” [NYDN]

Álvaro Siza Vieira nabs the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale for architecture. [Artforum]

A memorabilia collector got seven years in prison for stealing a variety of rare documents from various archives. [BusinessWeek] 

Here’s a profile of art conservator and painter Mark Leonard. [WSJ]

Middle Eastern photography comes to Europe. [Guardian]

Morning Links: ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ Edition