Morning Links: Balthus Edition

Balthus, 'The Mediterranean Cat,' 1943.

Balthus, ‘The Mediterranean Cat,’ 1943.

The Van Gogh Museum has developed very expensive 3-D replicas of the artist’s most famous paintings. [The Guardian]

“According to [George] Gottschalk, whose company High Tech Digital Technologies tends the year-round cinematic needs of 15 Hamptons homeowners, Mr. Gagosian’s is not the biggest home theater on the South Fork (that belongs to the Hamptonite with the biggest house, Ira Rennert), but it is ‘by far the most technically superior screening room out there.'” [NYT]

Guess Jeans co-founders Maurice and Paul Marciano are planning to open a contemporary art museum in Los Angeles in a 90,000-square-foot former Masonic temple on Wilshire Boulevard, though “who will be able to visit the Marciano museum, and when, remains unclear.” [NYT]

Balthus, who will be the subject of a survey at the Met next month, will have his Polaroids shown at Gagosian, which represents his estate. [WSJ]

“In the next several years, the directors of the National Theatre, Tate and the British Museum will step down or retire. The likelihood of female replacements is not high, peers say.” [Bloomberg]

Alice Rawsthorn on the troubled history of e.1027, the home that Eileen Gray designed for her lover Jean Badovici in the French Riviera in the 1920s, which has fallen into neglect. [NYT via @gregorg]

“Portikus Under Construction” at Tanya Leighton. [CAD]

“Pakistan’s most violent decade in history has come as a boon to the nation’s artists, with prices of paintings, number of art galleries in major cities and frequency of exhibitions all multiplying.” [Bloomberg]

Morning Links: Balthus Edition