September 3, 2014: Moscow’s Garage Museum Opens Uncensored Art Library, Artist Vote for Scotland’s Independence is Divided, and Louis Sullivan’s Birthday

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Sep 3, 2014 9:01PM


Bernd & Hilla Becher opens today at Sprüth Magers London.

Today’s Notable News

The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow will open Russia’s first uncensored library of contemporary art, providing access to art history that has been concealed for years. (via The Art Newspaper)

Polls show there is a divide between the artist community in Scotland on whether or not they will vote for independence from the UK. (via The Art Newspaper)

Lida Moser, a photographer whose work has appeared in Esquire and Vogue, and who later wrote for The New York Times, died on August 11 at the age of 93. (via New York Times)

Daniel Baumann has been appointed as the new director of the Kunsthalle Zurich. (via Artnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @jackshainmanny: “#SneakPeek: detail view of #NickCave’s new work being installed at 524 W 24th Street. Opening 1-6pm on Thursday Sept 4th! #nickcave2014 #rescue #jsg24.”

Good Reads

Santa Fe’s Extraordinary Nexus of Talent” How the New Mexican city has become a hot spot for photography. (via The Wall Street Journal)

A View of the Heavens Needs Some Retouching” A look at James Turrell’s Meeting at MoMA PS1 and the repairs needed for it to reopen. (via New York Times)

The Immovable Feasts of French Modernism” (via Hyperallergic)

Artist of the Day

Louis Sullivan, American architect and creator of the modern skyscraper, was born on this day in 1856. Working with steel frames, he was able to break away from using traditional load-bearing walls to design some of the earliest skyscrapers, including the Prudential Building in Buffalo, New York, the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Auditorium Building in Chicago.

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