Morning Links: Artifacts and Clyfford Still Edition

The future is hazy for a program dedicated to saving Haiti’s cultural artifacts in the fallout of the earthquake. [The Art Newspaper]

Mondrian SoHo debuts permanent Sol LeWitt photography show. [BoweryBoogie]

“‘Pedro is the nicest person,’ said Mr. Lagerfeld.” A write-up of the party honoring Pedro Almodóvar. [NYT]

A team in Valencia, Spain, that is trying to restore 17th-century murals that have been damaged by fire and glue (from a previous restoration attempt) are using bacteria. [Wired]

As the Still Museum opens in Denver, The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how the Andy Warhol Museum, another single artist museum, kept people coming back after opening in 1994. [WSJ]

Artforum takes a look at the foreign press and spotlights profiles of Nicolas Bourriaud, who is taking over as director of the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. A choice quotation: “Perhaps he’s not the ideal manager; administrative tasks are not his favorite thing! But he is a brilliant theoretician who has the merit of pragmatism.” [Artforum]

Reuters gets around to talking about the Met’s Islamic galleries. [Reuters]

A nice overview of the problems with provenance in the antiquities trade. [The Art Newspaper]

Did Starbucks steal its new design from artist Ophelia Chong? [Hyperallergic] Morning Links: Artifacts and Clyfford Still Edition