Vanity Fair’s online teaser for the magazine’s offline story on the competition between the Whitney, MoMA and the Met for museum supremacy in New York is unexpectedly lively.
John Richardson on the Met: “The Met is upwardly mobile at the moment and it’s doing everything it can to be more modern and more varied in what it has to offer, without vulgarizing things. And MoMA, an institution that I revere, is in a period of going slightly down in everybody’s estimation.”
Anges Gund on Leonard Lauder’s $1bn Cubism Gift: “I think it’s great that Leonard’s collection is going to the Met, not that we wouldn’t have wanted it at the Modern.”
Thomas Campbell on the Met’s Yet-to-be-revealed New Wing: “It’s going to be the most high-profile cultural building project in New York in the next 10 years.”
The Met vs. MoMA: New York’s Art Museums at War (Vanity Fair)