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Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22



More stories from the week that ended Jan 22 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Phaidon writes about Theaster Gates' show at Regen Projects.
  • RIP: James S. Ackerman, who passed away at the age of 97.
  • RIP: Edward Krasinski, who passed away at the age of 79.
  • RIP: Tony Dunn, who passed away at the age of 57.
  • RIP John Watkiss, who passed away at the age of 55.
  • Pyotr Pavlensky seeks political asylum in France after being accused of sexual assault in Russia.
  • ISIS fighters destroy facade of Roman theater in ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
  • Ruling authorizes Israeli archaeologists to dig in West Bank anonymously & lend to institutions w/o disclosure.
  • Donald Trump seriously considering eliminating both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Why Targeting the arts is the laziest, stupidest way to pretend to cut the budget. How US museums responded during the inauguration. Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, Laurie Anderson, and other art world figures make Washington road trip to protest Trump.
  • Auctionata files for insolvency in Berlin.
  • Another Old Master, a Saint Jerome,  linked to Giuliano Ruffini has been declared a fake by Sotheby’s.
  • Phoenix Ancient Art and Electrum sues the Getty for $77mil. after they claim they were cut out of deal.
  • Yolocaust by Shahak Shapira, juxtaposes dubious tourist photos with archival concentration camps photos.
  • Proposal to open new branch of Palace Museum, aka the Forbidden City, sparks protests in Hong Kong.
  • French prosecutor appeals against tax fraud case acquittal of Wildenstein art-dealer family.
  • Brooke Lampley leaving as Christie’s head of Impressionist and modern art to join Sotheby’s in 2018.
  • Angela Merkel goes to opening at Barberini Museum instead of watching President Trump's inaugural address.
  • Kenny Schachter on Richard Prince's denouncement of his Ivanka Trump Instagram portrait as a work of art.
  • Heirs of the original owner of a Wifredo Lam painting receive undisclosed compensation for the looted work.
  • Investigative report reveals outgoing Israel Museum director, James Snyder pocketed double salary for years.
  • Anthony Haden-Guest answers the question of wheter Outsider artists really exist.
  • MoMA deaccessioning a Dubuffet and a Théorème d’Alexandroff painting by consigning with Applicat-Prazan.
  • Warhol market down 74% between 2015-2016, leading the way for a decline in the overall market.
  • 12th annual Museums Free-for-All day in Southern California is on Jan 29.
  • Upcoming Museum Barberini to feature newly-acquired Edvard Munch Girls on the Bridge painting.
  • Interview with Omar Kholeif of MCA Chicago.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) announces works by the five UAE-based artists at the Venice Biennale.
  • Jeff Bezos buys former Textile Museum building in Washington DC and will convert it into his home.
  • Bhabha, Ortega, Phillipson, Rakowitz, and Raqs Media Collective finalists for Fourth Plinth, in Trafalgar Square.
  • The Eiffel Tower about to undergo a €300mil., 15-year refurbishment.
  • Maria Balshaw, the new director of Tate, picks the art that impressed her the most in 2016.
  • The Art Newspaper interviews Klaus Biesenbach.
  • Zaha Hadid‘s will reveals that the late architect left a fortune of £70mil.
  • Julia Peyton-Jones to become a mother at age 64.
  • Major Rothko and Rauschenberg paintings lead Christie's London auction.
  • Sotheby’s offering one of Gerhard Richter’s finest landscape paintings during its London contemporary art sale.
  • Art Basel announces projects for first Hong Kong edition of Kabinett sector.
  • Frieze London names Ruba Katrib curatorial advisor for Frieze Focus.
  • Artnet has a preview of the Outsider Art Fair.
  • Apollo Magazine discusses the market for Outsider Art in New York.
  • Exhibitor list for Independent Brussels 2017 released.
  • Essex Street gallery relocates to Hester Street.
  • Marianne Boesky Gallery will open a new project space in Aspen on March 8, 2017.
  • Ken Tan named partner at Marc Straus.
  • The Clarion List's Seven Art World Professionals on the 2017 Resolutions You Must Make.
  • Isaac Mizrahi talks about his art collection.
  • People are using Instagram to promote, market, buy, and sell art.
  • Bel-Air mansion for sale for $250mil. includes 130 art installations.
  • W Magazine profiles Tschabalala Self.
  • The Guardian profiles David Hockney at 80 years old.
  • Leah Ollman reviews Naotaka Hiro's show at The Box.
  • Arte Continua in Habana is hosting Anish Kapoor’s first solo exhibition in Cuba.
  • Mike Bouchet has fragrance created that smells like dollar bills.
  • Shepard Fairey creates posters for the inauguration. He discusses the posters with LA Times.
  • Architectural Digest visits Adam McEwen's studio.
  • HOT TEA named 2017 Perrier Artist of the Year and his design will appear on limited edition cans/bottles.
  • Rosewood Hotel has pastries that feature artwork images by Banksy, Kusama, Hirst, Calder, and Rothko.
  • Madonna’s Instagram post of Michael Forbes’s Donald Trump artwork gets it a lot of attention.
  • Art teacher fashion style is back, according to Vogue.

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