First they license the name from the Louvre for $700m and then Frank Gehry announces that he is going to build the biggest Guggenheim yet in the oil rich emirate. What’s next Robert Rauschenberg moves his island studio off the coast? Isn’t Nermal the cat already there partying hard with the nuevo riche.

Gulf Louvre deal riles French art world
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6421205.stm

My Abu Dhabi adventure
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/art/2007/03/my_abu_dhabi_adventure.html

Christopher

Operations Manager at Bad at Sports
Christopher Hudgens is the Operations Manager for BaS and works in various other capacities for other organizations in the Chicago Art & Culture scene. Most recently as Business Operations Manager for the Bridge Art Fair and currently an advocate for all things art & technology.

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