State of the Art

Leonard A. Lauder has given The Met a gift of Cubist works worth over $1 billion

Leonard A. Lauder has given The Met a gift of Cubist works worth over $1 billion

  • Obama’s proposed budget would increase arts funding by about $200,000. [The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon Leonard A. Lauder gives his Cubist collection, valued at over $1 billion, to the Met. [NY Times]
  • MoMA will raze the former American Folk Art Museum building, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, to complete its midtown expansion. “It’s unusual and it’s tragic because it’s a notable work of 21st century architecture by noteworthy architects who haven’t done that much work in the city, and it’s a beautiful work with the look of a handcrafted facade.” [NY Times]
  • Occupy Victory: New York City and Zucotti Park owner Brookfield Properties will pay $366,700 to Occupy Wall Street to cover damages and legal fees related to the destruction of the OWS People’s Library. [NY Mag]
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