Morning Links: Thomas Cole Edition

Thomas Cole, 'Portage Falls on the Genesee," 1839.

Thomas Cole, ‘Portage Falls on the Genesee,’ 1839.

Dia’s director, Philippe Vergne, discusses Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument, which ends its run this Sunday at Forest Houses in the South Bronx. [Walker Art Center] 

Developers have nixed the 40-story radome that sculptor Kenneth Snelson helped design for the top of Freedom Tower. [WSJ] 

Local governments in the U.K. are closing budget shortfalls by selling off artworks. [BBC News]

“Marat Guelman, the controversial Russian curator and gallerist, came close to having his gallery kicked out of the Winzavod arts complex in Moscow for political reasons.” [The Art Newspaper]

“A lot is going on at the Morgan Library & Museum. Officials there want to talk about some of it, but not all.” [NYT]

“French police are investigating a possible fake ticket scam at the Louvre, Paris’s biggest cultural attraction and the world’s most visited museum.” [NYT]

Here’s an interview with Tacita Dean about her new video work. [The Guardian]

Attorney General’s office weighs in on the possible sale of a Thomas Cole painting, which had long been on view at the Seward House Historic Museum in upstate New York. [NYT]

Morning Links: Thomas Cole Edition