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Overtime: April 8 – April 14



More stories from the week ended April 14:
  • A provocative suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon.
  • After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, will start April 25, with work by Craig-Martin, Schutz, Owens, et
  • RIP: Zao Wou-ki, who died at age 93. He suffered from dementia and weak health.
  • RIP: Daniel Reich, who took his own life at the age of 39.
  • Virginia woman fights ownership dispute of Renoir painting she claims to have purchased for $7 at flea market.
  • Terrence Riggins charged with stealing $20k Picasso etching from a North Stamford man in 2010.
  • Panel decides museum should return Kokoschka to heirs of Alfred Flechtheim, a dealer persecuted by Nazis.
  • Europe's second-most important art forger, Robert Driessen, is stuck in Thailand and wants his story told.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against DIA, which was being sued for denying free admission to Faberge exhibition.
  • Auction involving sale of Native American art and artifacts goes on despite objections from Hopi tribe.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland's largest museum, lays off 14 employees, which is about 9% of staff.
  • Louvre closes temporarily after staff walkout over increasingly aggressive pickpockets plague the museum.
  • National Brukenthal Museum to partially close due to financial problems. Museum's manager asked to resign.
  • MoMA to demolish twelve-year old American Folk Art Museum building.
  • UK judgment classifies Reynolds painting as “wasting asset” allowing it to escape capital gains tax.
  • Larry Gagosian organizes public art exhibition at the Seagram Building for Pratt students affected by fire.
  • David Geffen donates $25 mil to academy film museum at LACMA and will have theater there named after him.
  • Leonard A. Lauder pledges billion-dollar modern art collection to Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Museum art exhibits from around the world to come to a movie theater near you.
  • Stedelijk Museum announces major gift of 60 works, donated by Paul Andriesse.
  • Bob and Roberta Smith organize Art Party Conference to discuss cuts and education and have all-night party.
  • Venice Biennale collateral events (48 of them) announced.
  • CA bill would dedicate $75 mil/yr from state's general fund for the CA Arts Council — up from current $1 mil.
  • Qatar reportedly buys Picasso’s Child with a Dove, a blue period work, from descendants of Lady Aberconway.
  • Christie's to sell Number 19, the most important work by Jackson Pollock at auction in the last two decades.
  • Patti Smith's exhibition at Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Center (CAC) will be a Robert Mapplethorpe tribute.
  • Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective (1972-1987), show focused on Chicano artists, to travel to Mexico.
  • Nude Men: From 1800 to the present day exhibition to travel to the Musée d’Orsay in September.
  • Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop gym transformed into art space.
  • Market for African-American art still cool despite interest from major museums and other institutions.
  • Steve Cohen's Manhattan penthouse is on the market. Pics include his art collection.
  • Eric Fishl writing a tell-all book about his part in the 80's art world.
  • Jeff Koons illustrates a poem by Matthea Harvey on the pleasure and peril of opening up.
  • Thomas Ruff's exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery involves 3D technology.
  • LA Times covers Takashi Murakami's new movie Jellyfish Eyes and talks about his B&P show.
  • Portrait of Francis Bacon's lover, Peter Lacy, painted by Bacon after he died, to be auctioned at Sotheby's.
  • Eric Yahnker's Star of David Lee Roth available as a limited edition (300) t-shirt.

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