Morning Links: ‘What Makes Larry Go-Go?’ Edition – – ARTnews

Larry Gagosian.


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Titus Kaphar, who recently founded NXTHVN, a nonprofit arts center and fellowship program in New Haven, said that the city “has some of the most esteemed artists in the world. Yet as a city, we’ve done very little to say, ‘Why don’t you stay here?’” [The New York Times]

ARTnews took a tour around Peter and Sally Saul’s studios in upstate New York—see images of their spaces here. [ARTnews]

Architect Tadao Ando writes about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and its impact on his career. “I was shocked yet intrigued to know that architecture could induce a feeling akin to exploring a whole new world,” he says of the structure, which was demolished in 1968. [The Guardian]

Top 200 Collectors

Independent Curators International will give its Leo Award, which is named for the art dealer Leo Castelli, to Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, an ARTnews “Top 200 Collector.” [ARTnews]


Works from the collection of Cecil Amelia Blaffer, heiress to two Texas oil empires, will come to Christie’s in May, with pieces by Picasso, Rothko, and Derain figuring in the auction house’s Impressionist and modern evening sale. [Bloomberg]


Here’s a Q&A with Nick Cave, who has a show titled “Feat.” at the Akron Art Museum in Ohio. [Hyperallergic]

Vanessa German’s first solo show in Los Angeles is on view at Gavlak gallery through May 25. Leah Ollman writes that “strength—physical and spiritual—exudes from her work as if audibly, a proud shout.” [Los Angeles Times]

And more!

From the archives of 7 Days magazine, behold a 1989 piece titled “Larry Gagosian, Art’s Bad Boy,” in which Deborah Gimelson analyzes the rise of the storied art dealer and answers the question “What Makes Larry Go-Go?” [The Village Voice]

A deep dive into the origins of the Bombay Beach Biennale in California, which features musical performances and large-scale art installations. [The New York Times]

On a related note, here are photos of vibrant art installations at Coachella by Sofia Enriquez, Francis Kéré, and others. [The Architect’s Newspaper]

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