Morning Links: Jeff Koons Water Tank Edition

Jeff Koons

Koons. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

“A 1930s shoeshine stand bedecked with gilded knobs and beaded fringe, which was once exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art—where it played a role in a famous director’s ouster—resurfaced last month and is headed back into the public eye.” [NYT]

Phyllis Lambert, the founder of the Canadian Center for Architecture and the woman behind the Seagram Building, was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the Venice Architecture Bienniale on Saturday. [The Art Newspaper]

New York artists including Jeff Koons and John Baldessari are using their talents to reimagine the city’s widespread water tanks. [Art News]

Jamie Stevens, the curator of London’s Cubitt Gallery, has been tapped by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’ director, Anthony Huberman, to be the curator and head of programs at the San Francisco space. [Artforum]

“The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America’s Favorite Painter.” (Thomas Kinkade.) [The Daily Beast]

Sweden is set to return ancient Andean textiles to Peru. [NYTimes]

The Rives brothers, cousins of Elon Musk, have been creating tech-inspired art installations for Brazil’s upcoming World Cup. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Forty artists from around the world are moving to Istanbul for an artists’ residency program headed by the Moving Museum. [The Art Newspaper]

Over the weekend, the Guggenhein’s Amy Phelan hosted a pig roast for New York artists and art lovers. Colorful cowboy hats were provided. [Page Six]

Morning Links: Jeff Koons Water Tank Edition