September 29, 2014: Banksy’s Haight Street Rat Relocated, Tracey Emin Discusses White Cube Exhibition, and François Boucher’s Birthday

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Sep 29, 2014 8:11PM

Today’s Notable News

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, known for its collection of Medieval art, will open a display of Modern art in the ground floor of of the Palau Nacional in Barcelona. (via The Art Newspaper)

Banksy’s Haight Street Rat (2010) was relocated to the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, where it will be on view in the lobby for two months. (via L.A. Times)

Stanford unveiled a new building to house 121 contemporary art works donated by Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson, including works by Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, and Ellsworth Kelly. (via Wall Street Journal)

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has outlined its building plans for the next year. Planned construction includes the Sacristy and the Raking Cornice, and new stained glass windows. (via Huffington Post)

Best of Instagram

Via @jr: “Cover of the New York Times Art Section announcing the Ellis Island Unframed project opening to the public! More info http://saveellisisland.org #ellisisland #UnframedProject thanks @ebanola :)”

Good Reads

Tracey Emin: ‘Where does that girl go? Where does that youth go?’” Rachel Cooke interviews Tracey Emin about her latest exhibition at White Cube. (via The Guardian)

Is Norway an Artist Book Paradise?” (via Hyperallergic)

Artist of the Day

François Boucher, a French Rococo painter, was born on this day in 1703. As first painter to the king and the head of the Royal Academy, Boucher was one of the most renowned decorative artists of the 18th century. He is recognized for his paintings of idyllic scenes picturing mythology, classical divinities, and decorative allegories.

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