Guggenheim Helsinki Proposal Rejected, UAE Gets First War Memorial

A rendering of the proposed design for a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki.

A rendering of the proposed design for a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. Creative Commons

The Guggenheim’s plans for a Helsinki location have been nixed. Lawmakers in Finland rejected an ambitious proposal to build a $138 million museum on the city’s South Harbor. (New York Times)

Idris Khan designs the United Arab Emirates’ first war memorial. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi inaugurated Khan’s Martyrs Memorial yesterday. (Art Newspaper)

Art dealer Robert Mnuchin remains mum on his son Steven’s appointment to the Trump cabinet. The younger Mnuchin was tapped by the President-elect for secretary of the treasury. When the Art Newspaper asked about the nomination at the VIP preview of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Robert simply had this to say: “I’m proud of my son.” (Art Newspaper)

An artist is suspected missing in Cuba after Fidel Castro’s death. Family members of artist Danilo Maldonado Machado, a.k.a. El Sexto, told his gallery (Pollock Fine Art) they believe he was taken from his home in Havana. (Art Newspaper)

Casey Fremont, the Art Production Fund’s newly appointed executive director, is not only a major force behind the art world’s most notable recent public art projects but also happens to be the daughter of Warhol collaborators Vincent and Shelly Dunn. (New York Times)

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