October 3, 2014: 36 Non-Stop Hours of Jeff Koons, A Massive LED Installation at Lincoln Center, and Webchat with Tracey Emin

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Oct 3, 2014 7:17PM


In New York…“Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond” opens at the Brooklyn Museum and “The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide” opens at the Rubin Museum of Art.


In London…Isabel Yellin: Undulate” closes today at Vigo Gallery.

Today’s Notable News 

The monumental Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum that was in everyone’s conversations (and instagram feeds) for the last three months is set to go out with a bang, as the museum has announced they will remain open for 36 straight hours from 11 a.m. Oct. 18 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19 when the show closes. (via The New York Times)  

Lincoln Center welcomes a 24-by-28 foot LED wall, created by John Gerrard, that displays a loop of computer-generated images of a solar power plant’s tower. (via The Wall Street Journal)

Collectors Derek and Christen Wilson have made a gift of $1 million to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. (via Artnet)

Tracey Emin will answer your questions—posted in the comments section on the Guardian’s site—via a live webchat on Monday next week. (via The Guardian)

Best of Instagram

Via @rubinmuseum: “Our newest exhibition, ‘The All Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide’ opens today! This featured album leaf has Tibetan Buddhist content, but the imagery and style suggest the artists were actually Chinese. Here, the stylized aesthetic is reminiscent of early Ming period court painting, while the pairing of a tiger and dragon is a Daoist reference to yin and yang, which is not typical in Tibetan painting. See the convergence of cultures in person at this exciting exhibition! #RubinMuseum #Buddha #ChineseArt”

Good Reads

10 Designers on 10 Iconic Dieter Rams Designs(via T: The New York Times Style Magazine)

The Untold Story of the Peace Sign(via FastCo. Design)

Artist of the Day

Pierre Bonnard was born on this day in 1867. Bonnard was a central figure of the Nabis, a group of post-impressionists who valued the aesthetic values of painting over reality.

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