Kanye West Donates $10m to James Turrell's Roden Crater; Getty Museum Buys Neo-Impressionist Painting; Damien Hirst Gets CBS Profile; Libbie Mugrabi Talks to the NY Times; Jeffrey Gundlach adds $10m Albright Knox matching grant.This commentary by Marion Maneker is available to AMMpro subscribers. (The first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
Kanye’s Bromance with James Turrell Yields $10m DonationKanye West made no secret of his traipsing around America in December with artist James Turrell. They were at Turrell’s installation at Mass MoCA and visited the artist’s Roden Crater project. Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Kelly Crow has the news that West has donated $10m to Turrell’s massive project in Arizona:
- “Mr. Turrell, who is 75 years old, is under pressure to finish his project after years of off-and-on funding. He recently teamed up with Arizona State University to raise $200 million to help complete his artistic projects at the site and also turn the 2.5-mile-wide crater into a creative campus with an amphitheater and residencies. Thus far $40 million has been raised. The goal is to open to the public in five years, the foundation said.”
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