Morning Links: Alice Walton Edition


Mr. Brainwash opens his first show in London and it is appropriately goofy. [BBC]

Barbara Kruger completely takes over the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [WSJ]

After seven years and several court appeals, the agreement between Fisk University and Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton to sell a half-share of the $60 million Alfred Stieglitz Collection was finalized in Davidson County Chancery Court on Thursday afternoon. [The City Paper]

The Met and the Smithsonian, among other institutions, are in a sticky situation for potentially being involved in an imbroglio with a New York-based art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who was arrested for trafficking antiques. [Yahoo News]

Television costume design is the subject of a new exhibition in Los Angeles. [ArtDaily]

From Forbes: “Liz Christensen, curator at Deutsche Bank, says, ‘We’re not buying for investment. But we’re not buying for not investment.’ She explains that this means they are not worrying about resale value when acquiring a work, but they do want to make smart purchases.” [Forbes via AMM]

Richard Morgan visits a building at West 21st Street and 11th Avenue where artists were able to have studio space at remarkably cheap rates as a developer waited to renovate the building. Now the renovation is set to begin. [WSJ]

The Los Angeles Times talks with Alex Prager. She was inspired to make photography by seeing a William Eggleston exhibition in 2000. [LAT]

Morning Links: Alice Walton Edition