Morning Links: False Bombs Edition

Installation by Takeshi Miyakawa. (Courtesy

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston receiveed an impressive collection that includes great Abstract-Expressionist works and some 9,000 photographs. [The Boston Globe]

Here’s an interview with Brice Marden. [Financial Times]

Sotheby’s CEO William F. Ruprecht said that, even though Chinese growth is set to slow slightly, collectors for that country will continue to be important to the auction house’s business. Also, the house has a selling exhibition of Yayoi Kusama work in Hong Kong right now. [Bloomberg]

New York police arrested artist and design Takeshi Miyakawa on charges of planting “a false bomb or hazardous substance.” He had been placing plastic bags in trees with LED lights for an art piece. [NYT]

Neville Gabie, artist-in-residence for the London Olympics, says his next project will “explore how far away we might have moved from the original spirit of the Games.” [The Guardian]

Quake transforms art and architecture in Italian town to rubble. [Reuters]

Jackson Pollock show, “The Persistence of Pollock,” an exhibition of 13 works that demonstrate Pollock’s influence on contemporary artists, in East Hampton, N.Y., commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Ab-Ex bigwig. [NYT]

Frank Gehry changes design for Eisenhower memorial. [ArtsBeat]

Johannesburg transforming into an art hub. [WSJ]

Hyperrealistic sculpture by Carol Feuerman unveiled in Petrosino Square. [Curbed]

Morning Links: False Bombs Edition