Morning Links: Bronze Bird and 'Goldfinch' Edition

'The Goldfinch' (Courtesy The Frick Collection)
‘The Goldfinch’ (Courtesy The Frick Collection)

“The Louvre forecasts 30% increase in attendance.” [The Art Newspaper]

A politician decides he has artistic license. [The Guardian]

Pussy Riot is suing Russia. [BBC News]

A new business plans to lease fine art to companies so they can decorate their offices for less. [NYT]

An upcoming book will explore the history of the art displayed at India House, a private club in downtown Manhattan. [NYT]

Tracey Emin will construct 60 works of public art—60 bronze birds that will perch on poles all over Sydney, Australia. [The Telegraph]

Cinema auteur Brett Ratner will give the world his onscreen vision of The Goldfinch, the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in which Carel Fabritius’s painting The Goldfinch factors prominently. James Wood will probably not be seeing it. [BBC News]

They don’t remember Larry Rivers well at the Chelsea Hotel: The owners of the famed flophouse will not hand a painting over to The Larry Rivers Foundation. [Page Six]

Andrea L. Rich, former head of LACMA, has died at 71. [The Los Angeles Times]



Morning Links: Bronze Bird and 'Goldfinch' Edition