Morning Links: John Lennon Edition

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Frank Gehry changes his proposal for Eisenhower memorial. [ArtsBeat]

Martin Creed doesn’t know what art is. [Guardian]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has selected Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design a new movie museum. [LAT] 

“At 86, Kit Currie Is Still Reinventing the Box.” [NYT] 

Wim Delvoye is designing a monumental new sculpture for the Louvre. [ArtDaily] 

John Lennon’s drawings of naked women lolling, masturbating and, in one, involved in a three-way, were ordered confiscated and burned when they first were shown in a gallery in Oak Brook in Chicago in 1970. Now they’re being resurrected and shown at a hotel in the weekend exhibition “The Art of John Lennon: A Return to Oak Brook” to benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago. [Chicago Sun Times]

In Pennsylvania, the campaign “Execute Art Not People” is looking to redirect state funds from prison death rows to arts and education programs. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

A look at Ellen von Unwerth’s “Disturbia,” her photos taken at California’s kitschy landmark Madonna Inn. [Nowness]

Vanity Fair asks: “Which Is the Worse Birkin-Bag Crime: Making It Guest Star on an E! Reality Series or Burning It for Art?” [Vanity Fair]

“For the St. Louis Art Museum, a Legal Victory Raises Ethical Questions” [The Atlantic]

“Pussy Riot lawyer appeals to Western celebrities for support” [The Art Newspaper]

Morning Links: John Lennon Edition