Morning Links: Cold War Edition

Khrushchev_Shoe“The art of being a director as taught in Sotheby’s litigation.” [WSJ] 

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s director, Kathleen S. Bartels, talks about why Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron was tapped to design the museum’s new building. [Archinect] 

Bruce Nauman has won this year’s Friedrich Kiesler Prize. [Der Standard via Artnet News]  

Robert Longo talks Abstract-Expressionism and Moby Dick. [Artnet News]

Moscow’s Cold War Museum is benefiting from the “revived East-West chill.” [NYT]

The Manifesta Curator, which will open in St. Petersburg on June 28, defends his biennial during a global conflict. [The Art Newspaper]

The federal judge who sentenced Helly Nahmad to a year in prison did not look kindly on his activities while out on bail, such as attending a Knicks game with his lawyer while wearing a baseball cap with a playing card on it. [NYP]

“For almost 30 years, Leila Heller ran her gallery from the Upper East Side, making a name for herself as an art dealer and for her support of emerging and midcareer Middle Eastern artists, before setting up shop in 2010 on a gallery-lined stretch of West 25th Street. Now, Ms. Heller is returning uptown with a 16,000-square-foot, six-floor space in Midtown Manhattan that she will operate in addition to the Chelsea location. The new gallery will open on Tuesday, with an inaugural exhibition on portraiture that will run through August.” [WSJ]

“Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman and Ed Ruscha are among the 20 artists who have created works of art using the Charlotte Olympia signature Dolly pumps as the canvas.” [NYT]

Here is a video of Alain de Botton giving a tour of his Art Is Therapy show at the Rijksmuseum. [The Guardian]

Morning Links: Cold War Edition