Morning Links: Google Edition

Courtesy of Mike Cattell/Flickr Creative Commons

Courtesy of Mike Cattell/Flickr Creative Commons

Google launches Google Street Art. [NYT]

“Turns out that guy in the painting really is Rembrandt, analysts say.” [NYT]

The mystery of the “Slant Step”–a misshapen footrest of unknown origin, which captivated artists like William Wiley, Bruce Nauman and others–has been unearthed from the bowels of history. [LA Times]

The Frick plans to expand. [NYT]

Earliest Johannes Vermeer painting authenticated. [The Guardian]

Ford, GM and Chrysler have pledged money to help save the DIA’s collection in Detroit. [The Art Newspaper]

A profile of Kerry Brougher, director of the future Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences museum. [LAT]

The Armenian museum in Paris is struggling to hold onto its home in the Hôtel d’Ennery; the locks were changed so that the museum’s director could not enter. [The Art Newspaper]

Sabo, LA’s politically-charged street art crusader, spoke about his controversial work (i.e. works comparing Obama to Hitler) with proponent of the bureaucratic right, Glenn Beck. [The Blaze]

 

Morning Links: Google Edition