Morning Links: Big Black Edition

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(Courtesy Touch and Go Records)

Peter Zumthor has tweaked plans for his $650 million redesign of LACMA’s campus in order to protect the fossil-rich La Brea Tar Pits. [NYT]

Bernard Arnault will open his Frank Gehry-design museum this October in Bois de Boulogne, just west of Paris. [The Art Newspaper]

George Lucas will build his private museum for his collections of illustrations and comic art in Chicago, after failing to win approval in San Francisco. [NYT]

Bigblack.tif: Greg Allen on Wade Guyton’s recent activities. [Greg.org]

It’s been over 500 years since Britain’s Royal Collection of art has been catalogued—its 7,564 oil paintings are now to be checked, cleaned, photographed and made available online. [The Art Newspaper]

Thomas Ganter, 40, has won the National Portrait Gallery’s  £30,000 ($50,900) BP portrait prize. [The Guardian]

“Polyurethane and rubber on linen, motor.” Ned Vena at Société in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The eighth issue of Sex magazine is out. [Sex]