Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new, intimate documentary about David Lynch; a functional 18-karat gold toilet; a clock made of trucks and more

1. “David Lynch: The Art Life” Documentary An intimate and fascinating look at the life of the brilliant filmmaker and artist David Lynch will premiere at next month’s London Film Festival. The documentary, called “David Lynch: The Art Life,” was directed by Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm and Rick Barnes and they have crafted an intriguing picture—narrated by Lynch himself. From the first time he saw …

There’s a Functional, 18-Karat Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

If you find yourself on the fifth floor ramp of the Guggenheim Museum, you can now use a fully functioning 18-karat gold toilet. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the opulent copy of a Kohler toilet as “an over-the-top apotheosis of wealth” and has titled it “America.” Interestingly, Cattelan didn’t ever want it in the gallery, rather he told the NY Times, “I’m happy because it’s …

Interview: Thomas Girst

BMW continues to encourage the arts with a guide book to private collections and new installations in Mumbai and Miami

BMW asked us to join them for part of Miami’s Art and Design week, and between the fairs and the tours of private collections we had the chance to sit down with Thomas Girst, BMW Group’s Head of Cultural Engagement, to hear what they’ve been up to lately. Long known for their commitment to the arts—from the Tate Modern’s Live Performance Room to the more …