Morning Links: George Lucas Edition

George Lucas, Curator.
George Lucas, Curator. (Courtesy Exhibition Inquisition)

Carol Vogel on the Met’s latest acquisitions. [NYT]

“Sale of ancient statue goes ahead despite opposition from Egypt.” [The Art Newspaper]

The peculiar story behind Léon Gimpel’s 1915 photograph series “Kids at War,” which is now at the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival in Arles, France. [The Guardian]

Did Tate overpay when it bought Martin Creed’s The lights going on and off last year? [The Art Newspaper]

Monkey business department: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes inspires London art exhibition.” [Telegraph]

New curators at the Met. Welcome, all! [Artforum]

This magazine thinks George Lucas’ museum for “narrative art” is his best idea since Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Sure, OK! [The Atlantic]

It’s decision day in Detroit. [Art Market Monitor]

Washington Post writers can buy the Alex Katz paintings off the walls of the newsroom, if they are so inclined. [Artnet]

Roberta Smith goes to Williamstown, Mass, that charming college town, to check out the Clark Art Institute post-renovations, and loves it. [NYT]

 

Morning Links: George Lucas Edition