Morning Links: ‘Embattled’ Deitch Edition

deitch salem Morning Links: Embattled Deitch Edition

Deitch. (Patrick McMullan)

Jeffrey Deitch defends the seriousness of his exhibition program at MOCA Los Angeles. An excerpt: “‘I’m embattled,’ Deitch says in a tone more sorrowful than angry.” The museum director also says that two new “significant” trustees will join the board in the next few days. [LAT]

Arts philanthropist Martin E. Segal has died at the age of 96. “He went into the office almost every day and out on the town almost every night.” He was also married for 74 years. [NYT]

Jeremy Deller’s bouncy Stonehenge arrives in London. [Guardian]

Blake Gopnik thinks Bravo’s Gallery Girls misrepresents the New York art world. [Daily Beast]

Elad Lassry, whose show at the Kitchen opens in September, has his first monographic show at an Italian museum, in Milan. [ArtDaily]

Sarah Hoover, Tom Sachs’s fiancee, broke a heel over the weekend in Aspen. [Page Six]

Reddit loves, steals statue. [CBC]

Abu Dhabi Art announces its 2012 exhibitor list. [ArtDaily]

Should judges rule on art authenticity? [NYT]

Lion Attacking a Horse is now on view at the Getty. [WSJ]

Former surgeon Jonathan Singer in the second of a two-part show at the New Jersey State Museum. [NYT]

“Theaster Gates is a performance artist and real-estate developer.” And he has big plans for a vacant bank building in the Windy City. (Free registration required) [Chicago Tribune]