Morning Links: 'Rocky' Steps Edition

Sylvester Stallone Rocky

Rocky (Courtesy NJ.com)

“Italian culture minister pledges to give museums more autonomy.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Heterogeneity and lots of it is trending”: Roberta Smith on summer group shows. [NYT]

And Holland Cotter on “Beyond the Supersquare” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. [NYT]

Russian collector Maria Baibakova had a fancy dinner after the Bolshoi Ballet, but it was nearly unraveled by reports of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet. [Page Six]

Yo, Adrian! Frank Gehry’s redesign of the Philadelphia Museum of Art could potentially destroy a portion of the famous “Rocky” steps. [The Guardian]

Sculptor Thomas Demand really likes “The Lego Movie.” [WSJ]

Hal Foster on Jeff Koons. [London Review of Books]

Model and muse Natalie White is suing photographer Peter Beard, alleging that he owes her dozens of works. [Page Six]