Morning Links: Timothy Potts Edition

Mr. Potts. (Courtesy Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Timothy Potts, the newly named director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, will receive an annual salary of $690,000 plus a $150,000 signing bonus. In the fiscal year ended in June 2010, Met director Thomas Campbell made about $930,000. [LAT]

Lee Rosenbaum interviews Mr. Potts. [CultureGrrl]

Ellen Salpeter has been named the deputy director for external affairs at the Jewish Museum. [ArtDaily]

Jessica Stockholder has been commissioned to make a public artwork in Chicago, a city whose best-known artwork of late is probably a gigantic statue of Marilyn Monroe with her dress flying into the air. The work will involve “flashes of color and geometric shapes that spill from building facades onto the sidewalk and streets of a prominent State Street intersection.” [Dexigner]

Patricia Cohen on the origins of the allegedly forged Pollocks and Motherwells that eventually landed at Knoedler & Co. gallery. [NYT]

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano uses Photoshop to trim down famous nude ladies at the Met. [Refinery 29]

Ai Weiwei documentary nabs a summer release date. [NYT]

London’s Cartoon Museum shows 60 years of portraits of Elizabeth II. [WSJ]

In case you missed it, this is an article by Christopher Knight attacking the “nostalgia patrol” that opposed the plans for an Eisenhower Memorial. [LA Times]

“From Liza Minelli to Debbie Harry, the Polaroids that inspired Andy Warhol’s silkscreens – and became works of art in their own right,” says this story, which features a trove of the images on a single page. [The Daily Mail]

Morning Links: Timothy Potts Edition