Morning Links: Stiletto Edition

Silk satin and tulle evening shoe by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, 1954. (Courtesy of V&A Museum/MoMA)

Silk satin and tulle evening shoe by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, 1954. (Courtesy of V&A Museum/MoMA)

“Who knows whether these pictures were preserved out of greed or fear or love? What matters in the long run is only that they made it.” Kimmelman on the [NYT]

Peter Schjeldahl on Deborah Solomon’s new book, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. [The New Yorker]

Kate Sutton at the LACMA Art + Film gala. [Artforum]

The Sifang Art Museum, a private museum designed by New York-based architect Steven Holl as part of a $164 million development outside Nanjing, China, opened with a show of work by Olafur Eliasson, Luc Tuymans, Zeng Fanzhi and Takashi Murakami. [The Art Newspaper]

NYPD seizes Banksy balloons, may throw them away. [NYT]

Olga Garay-English will step down as head of L.A. cultural affairs after six years on the job because the city’s mayor wouldn’t reappoint her. [LAT]

Sculptures by Antonio Pio Saracino will be installed next to Bryant Park. [NYT]

Jennifer Maloney on MoMA curator (and director of research and development) Paola Antonelli’s new digital project, “Design and Violence.” [WSJ]

And here’s the website for “Design and Violence,” which includes an essay by Camille Paglia on the stiletto heel. [Design and Violence/MoMA]

Here’s a roundup of last night’s auction coverage. [Art Market Monitor]

On the artiness of Lady Gaga’s “Artpop.” [NYT]

Ida Ekblad at Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Morning Links: Stiletto Edition