Morning Links: H.R. Giger Edition

Giger's first book, 'Necronomicon.' (Wikimedia)

Giger’s first book, ‘Necronomicon.’ (Wikimedia)

GM, Ford and Chrysler are considering donations to the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the “grand bargain” that is “intended to help the city exit bankruptcy, protect city-owned art and bolster public pensions.” [The Detroit News]

Holland Cotter calls the 9/11 Museum as “powerful as a punch to the gut.” [NYT]

New York-based fund manager Christopher Tsai wants to open the first Ai Weiwei museum. [The Art Newspaper]

Philadelphia combats blight along Amtrak’s Northeast rail corridor with an art installation by Katharina Grosse. [WSJ]

A round-up of reports from that huge Christie’s sale last night. [Art Market Monitor]

The president of Paris’ Picasso museum has been dismissed over renovation delays. [NYT]

Here’s the New York Times obituary for H.R. Giger. [NYT]

Bill Arning, the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, remembers Sturtevant. [Artforum]

A bevy of photos of Christopher Williams’ retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago, which comes to the Museum of Modern Art on July 27. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Morning Links: H.R. Giger Edition