Morning Links: Kanye’s Listening Party Edition

Kanye West with Patrick Stewart for some incredible reason. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Kanye West with Patrick Stewart for some incredible reason. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Kanye hosted a surprise listening party in Basel and gave a lengthy speech. [The Daily Beast] 

Dasha Zhukova, Daphne Guinness and Tina Brown hosted a dinner in Basel in honor of Theaster Gates. [Page 6] 

Houston’s Menil Collection hired Michael Van Valkenburgh “to enhance and exand” its 30-acre campus. [ArtsBeat] 

“This is the site of the “Into the Pixel” exhibition, a juried collection of 16 digital artworks printed on canvas and plucked from the kinds of video games being marketed nearby.” [NYT]

Do red paintings sell for more money? [The Guardian]

Here’s an interview with José Parlá, who painted the mural at the Barclays Center. [NYT]

Kevin Spacey is serious about restoring the Old Vic’s art. [Bloomberg]

Here’s a big profile of James Turrell from The New York Times Magazine. [NYT]

Morning Links: Kanye’s Listening Party Edition