Morning Links: ‘Steel Cowboy’ Edition

Dustin Yellin. (Photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan)

Holland Cotter reviews the Met’s new American wing. [NYT]

In a weird twist, the smash Leonardo da Vinci show at London’s National Gallery is being made into a movie so that more people can see it. [WSJ]

English artists get ready for the Olympic games with kooky public art displays. [Bloomberg]

Light and Space artist Doug Wheeler discusses his upcoming show at Zwirner—the most expensive installation the gallery has ever hosts—with Randy Kennedy, and notes that he once turned down the chance to show with Leo Castelli, and that help to write the script for the 1978 trucker film Steel Cowboy. [NYT]

Jed Lipinski profiles Dustin Yellin, the artist who recently purchased a 24,000-square-foot warehouse in Red Hook, and plans to build a “utopian art center.” [NYT]

In The Financial Times, Georgina Adam takes a look at Art Singapore, which ran through yesterday in the city-state. “Is it in competition with the [Art HK fair]?” she asks. [FT]

Serpentine Gallery gives its new art prize, Visible 2011, which rewards art that encourages social change. [The Art Newspaper]

“Tread carefully in Chinese art market, experts say.” [Reuters]

Peter Schjeldahl on Hirst and the YBAs. [The New Yorker] Morning Links: ‘Steel Cowboy’ Edition