Morning Links: Giant Egg Slicer Edition

Cecil Balmond’s Lens, proposed as a public art work for Iowa City. COURTESY THE ARTIST Public Art A new 175-foot-long mural in Iowa City has some hoping for a resurrection of public art after a disappointing “no” vote by the city council last year stalled an ill-fated work by Cecil Balmond that had been derided as a “giant egg-slicer.” [ Iowa City Press-Citizen ] Here’s a survey of the art on display in the Denver International Airport, which “stands out for shunning the niceties of conventional airport décor and embracing the weird, with a focus on permanent installations.” [ Hyperallergic ] The Teapot Trust, an art-therapy operation based in Scotland, is working to help victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire. [ BBC ] Art will feature in some or other way in a new development in Washington, D.C., to be called The Modern at Art Place. [ The Washington [...]