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Overtime: March 13 – March 19


More stories from the week that ended March 19 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Artnet provides the first glimpse to the Whitney Biennial. New York Times' initial impressions. Hyperallergic's first look. Ben Davis reviews the show. Jerry Saltz reviews the Biennial. Paddy Johnson also has a take. Christian Viveros-Fauné writes about painting in the show. A look at what Puppies Puppies is exhibiting and selling during the Whitney Biennial.
  • RIP: Christopher Gray, who passed away at the age of 66.
  • RIP: Alf Lechner, who passed away at the age of 91.
  • RIP: Jay Lynch, who passed away at the age of 72.
  • RIP: Anatoly Grigoryan, who passed away at the age of 75.
  • Zwelethu Mthethwa found guilty of murder following death of sex worker in Africa.
  • Extent of destruction to Mosul Museum by ISIS revealed after it is retaken by Iraqi troops.
  • Al Jazeera investigates antiquities trafficking.
  • Christie’s Dubai withdraws Faeq Hassan painting from sale due to smuggling allegations.
  • Donald Trump first president to pledge ending the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities in the US. Christopher Knight on the NEA and why it should be saved. What this might mean for Los Angeles. High profile art world figures sign petition demanding that Trump spares art funding.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art executives received large cash bonuses as losses mounted at the institution.
  • 100% Animalisti protests Damien Hirst's exhibition at Palazzo Grassi with poop.
  • Mark Jones thinks that scholarly research is flourishing but curators’ ability to judge an object’s quality is not.
  • Artists have work used without permission in McDonald’s ad, produced with The Bushwick Collective.
  • Loans for Cuban art still must travel to the US via Europe as barriers remain in place.
  • Elmgreen & Dragset trick an entire city for their show at Kunstmuseum Krefeld.
  • Bankrupt Aristophil's private stock of manuscripts, which includes several cultural treasures, is coming to market.
  • Dan Duray thinks there needs to be a chill out with the number of biennials.
  • Jamie Sterns discusses her grumpiness and cynicism about the New York art scene.
  • Chateau de Versailles to reinvent its contemporary art program and shift to group show format.
  • How a genuine George Stubbs painting was sold as copy by Christie's.
  • Franz Marc’s The Tower of Blue Horses may have survived WWII.
  • German and Egyptian archaeologists uncover monumental Egyptian statue in empty lot in middle of Cairo.
  • Conde Nast Traveler looks at the contemporary art scene in Shanghai.
  • Galleries and other cultural things to check out while in Los Angeles.
  • Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty is named an official state work of art by Utah.
  • Artnet explains why Cyprus is Europe’s most exciting art hub right now.
  • Gowanus Batcave will be transformed into a manufacturing center for the arts by Herzog & de Meuron.
  • Rodin sculpture to go on public display for first time at the Musée Rodin, thanks to the efforts of conservators.
  • Study finds that Mona Lisa is unequivocally happy.
  • What happens to the Whitney Biennial curators after the show.
  • Artnet looks at the Whitney Houston Biennial.
  • The Art Newspaper looks at the 2017 Sharjah Biennial.
  • Rem Koolhaus-designed Concrete at Alserkal Avenue opens in Dubai.
  • Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise survey coming to MOCA Pacific Design Center.
  • Art Jameel teams up with Metropolitan Museum of Art to acquire Middle Eastern art.
  • SUPERFLEX will take over Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in October.
  • Nelson Atkins Museum of Art unveils the brand new Bloch Galleries.
  • Artspace looks at Three Exhibitions That Changed Global Art History.
  • 12 female curators and gallerists discuss their respective favorite female artists.
  • Miety Heiden joins Phillips as head of private sales.
  • Victorian art may be the best deal in the market right now.
  • Kenny Schachter discusses and dishes on the London auction week.
  • Art Basel Hong Kong teams up with Google and artists to present work using Google’s Tilt Brush app.
  • New York Times has a sales report from Tefaf Maastricht.
  • Art Dubai's first edition with Myrna Ayad as director. Artnet discusses three artists pushing boundaries at the fair. It pays tribute to the late Hassan Sharif. A sales report from the fair. Another sales report from day 2.
  • Paul Kasmin first to sign up for space at Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condos complex adjacent to High Line.
  • ShowGrow has an art gallery inside its marijuana dispensary.
  • The Washington Post profiles Bill Arnett and his conviction in his art collection.
  • Larry's List looks at the KRC Collection.
  • Harold Harvey portrait purchased for 50 pence could go for £5k-8k at Christie's.
  • Damien Hirst sketch given to Da Ivo Ristorante in Venice said to be worth up to £250k.
  • National Gallery in London to get first new gallery space, called Gallery B, in 26 years.
  • Art21 follows Jamian Juliano-Villani as she goes on a research trip into Manhattan.
  • Kahlil Joseph and Gala Porras-Kim win Artadia Los Angeles awards and $10k.
  • Document previews XOXO by Jesse Mockrin at Galerie Perrotin Seoul.
  • NY Times profiles Theaster Gates.
  • Dineo Seshee Bopape wins 2017 Future Generation Art Prize
  • Sharon Mizota reviews the Jason Rhoades show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
  • James Jean's studio, designed by Dan Brunn Architecture, selected as finalist for the Architizer A+ Awards.
  • Sotheby's interviews 13th Witness.
  • Lauren Greenfield's photographs capturing American values and ideas of wealth.
  • Philippe Vergne walks the catwalk during Hermes runway show in Los Angeles.
  • New cadmium-free paint unveiled after three years of research and development.
  • Amanda Lepore talks about meeting and working with David LaChappelle.
  • TAKI 183 original works available in his webstore.

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