Congresswoman Dina Titus posted this shot showing the Basin and Range National Monument posse in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama and LACMA director Michael Govan. While Sen. Harry Reid left his Ray-Bans on to protect fragile eyes, Michael Heizer did surrender his cowboy hat.
CUE THE NYE NAYSAYERS: Nye County Commissioner Frank Carbone told KNPR that the Basin and Range monument designation "comes with a financial cost."
WHAT WILL TRUMP SAY? "This Guy's Crazy Art Project in the Nevada Desert" Is the 2016 sleeper campaign and GOP candidates will weigh in on this "lunar stretch of stark and unspeakable beauty," warns Mother Jones
ECONOMIC POLICY: Once there was a time you entered a museum to understand a collection's contribution to society, or to an art movement. Now you have to look through the strategic plan that works to add value to a sponsor or collector. That's my take away after reading "Museums' disturbing transformation: relentless commercialization" by LA Times' Christopher Knight.
“Shepard Fairey, the street artist responsible for President Obama’s ‘Hope’ poster, is now facing vandalism charges in Detroit. It’s pretty serious. Detroit officials say the artist’s spray paint caused over $9,000 worth of improvements.” - Jimmy Fallon
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.