Morning Links: Walter De Maria Edition

Installation view of 'The New York Earth Room' (1977) by Walter De Maria. (Photo by John Cliett/©Dia Art Foundation)

Installation view of ‘The New York Earth Room’ (1977) by Walter De Maria. (Photo by John Cliett/©Dia Art Foundation)

Legendary sculptor Walter De Maria has died at the age of 77. “I think he’s one of the greatest artists of our time,” Michael Govan said. “I think there’s a quality to his work that is singular. It was sublime and direct.” [LAT]

León Ferrari has died at the age of 92. [TAN]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a two-week summit of museum directors from around the world. [NYT]

Dealer Virginia Dwan gave two Robert Smithson sculptures to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. [NYT]

Here’s a Peter Doig profile. [NYT]

“Christie’s auction house under fire for visit to see DIA’s collection.” [Detroit Free Press]

The Times visits Ross Bleckner’s home in Sagaponack, N.Y., which once belonged to Truman Capote. [NYT]

“SAC’S Cohen Risks Losing Fortune”—including art—”While Keeping His Freedom.” [Bloomberg]

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced grants for 61 organizations. [Artforum]

Jonathan Jones considers what artwork qualifies as the “modern masterpiece of war.” [The Guardian]

Alex Da Corte on his solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. [Artforum]

“Rick Ross: Misunderstood genius or easily understandable moron? I propose neither. Performance artist. One who doesn’t know he’s performing art.” [Sex Life]

Here are 31 interesting ice cream flavors from stores all around the world. [Zagat]