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Overtime: April 3 – April 9


More stories from the week that ended April 9 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Carol Vogel writes about Damien Hirst's Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. Artnet has the first images from the show. Artnet reviews the show. The Art Newspaper also takes a look, as does The Telegraph. Damien Hirst talks about the cost of the show. More images from the exhibition from Artribune. Photograph above by: Irene Fanizza
  • RIP: Glenn O'Brien, who passed away at the age of 70.
  • RIP: Philip Hunter, who passed away at the age of 58.
  • Thomas P. Campbell revealed to have “had an inappropriate relationship” with member of Met’s digital staff.
  • FBI warns of fake artworks.
  • Jack Shaoul ordered in court to pay Alex Komolov $1.1mil. over the sale of fake Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting.
  • Graffiti writers strike on William Kentridge frieze depicting history of Rome on the walls lining the River Tiber.
  • Federal judge paves road to trial for graffiti artists whose work at 5Pointz was razed to make room for condos.
  • The State Hermitage Museum has boosted security following a terrorist bombing in the city’s metro.
  • US court decides that Germany can be sued for the return of allegedly looted Guelph Treasure.
  • Revolver Gallery sues couple after it received fake Warhol Shadow paintings.
  • Estate of Andy Warhol sues Lynn Goldsmith over usage of her photographs of Prince.
  • The African Art in Venice Forum to address lack of representation from Africa in Biennale with a two-day forum.
  • Hundreds rally at steps of NYC City Hall to oppose Trump's proposed cuts to public funding of arts and culture.
  • Protesters remind the world of Ana Mendieta during opening of Carl Andre exhibition at MOCA.
  • Open only two years, the Whitney Museum has a leak and some artworks from Biennial had to be removed.
  • Egypt revives major museum projects six years after 2011 revolution, but cash remains short.
  • Attempted recovery of two watercolors by Egon Schiele may be early assessment of the HEAR Act.
  • Outgoing Tate chairman Lord Browne writes impassioned personal account for Queer British Art show.
  • National Portrait Gallery in London to collect pub signs, pilgrim badges and Yoruba sculpture.
  • Petersen Automotive Museum displays five automobiles painted by Keith Haring in Unconventional Canvases.
  • Takashi Murakami discusses his major upcoming retrospective at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Ai Weiwei's Law of the Journey installation at National Gallery in Veletržní Palace.
  • The latest on the quest for a major art museum in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Tunisian national pavilion at the Venice Biennale will focus on migration and freedom of movement.
  • Daniel Knorr piece is the first documenta 14 work to be unveiled. Works of art made in response to Gurlitt trove will be shown at documenta 14. Artist list is revealed. Art Review asks How can Athens inspire Documenta to challenge our understanding of the global moment?. The Art Newspaper writes about documenta 14.
  • Flash Art writes about Skulptur Projekte Münster.
  • 21st Biennale of Sydney curator Mami Kataoka reveals preliminary list of 21 participating artists.
  • Guggenheim Foundation announces '17 fellows, including Jennie Jieun Lee, Derek Boshier, and Leigh Ledare.
  • 53" polychrome crucifix sculpted by Michelangelo returns to Basilica de Santo Spirito in Florence.
  • How museums deal with the art crowds and certain hard to maintain shows and installations.
  • Why museums are more tolerant with picture taking inside their spaces nowadays.
  • Artnet provides 6 Takeaways From the Art Newspaper’s Museum Attendance Report.
  • Steven Cohen is reportedly the seller of Basquiat La Hara painting at Christie’s May auction.
  • Sotheby's to offer (£15-£25mil.) JMW Turner painting described as one of his most important Rhine landscapes.
  • Warhol Mao painting sold by Sotheby's becomes the most expensive work of Western Contemporary art sold in Asia. The sale may cast doubt on Asian appetites for Western contemporary art.
  • Record-breaking Pink Star Diamond sells for HK$553mil. ($71.2mil.) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
  • Paddle8 secures financial backing from Lightyear Collective.
  • Judd Tully recalls the record sale of James Rosenquist's F-111.
  • A look at the Dallas art market, on occasion of the Dallas Art Fair. Why dealers like the fair.
  • Artnet has a sales report from SP Arte 2017.
  • The potential of Brazil's art market.
  • Victoria Miro will open a new gallery in Venice this May.
  • David Zwirner will launch third gallery space in New York this year, in the Upper East Side.
  • Hauser & Wirth now has exclusive worldwide representation of Lorna Simpson.
  • New York Times interviews Brooke Shields about art collecting.
  • Inside Pablo Picasso's painting of his masterpiece Guernica.
  • Calvin Tompkins has an extensive profile of Dana Schutz for the New Yorker. Jay Caspian Kang speaks with Parker Bright about his act of standing in front of Dana Schutz's Open Casket.
  • A look at POWER, a show featuring African American women artists, curated by Todd Levin at Sprüth Magers.
  • Artspace does a studio visit with Andrew Sendor.
  • Purple interviews Eddie Martinez.
  • Daniel Arsham creates Moving Figure for the Decorative Center of the Dallas Design District.
  • How JR won over François Hollande.
  • Andres Serrano discusses his The Interpretation of Dreams (White Nigger) piece.
  • Banksy's Guard with Balloon Dog street piece removed, preserved, and displayed in Toronto.
  • Artists and curators discuss the moments and events that made them know they wanted a career in art.
  • The winners of the #SaatchiSelfie competition.
  • Profile of master portrait photographer Marcel Sternberger.
  • Artspace looks at the Photo Secession movement.
  • The Art Newspaper recalls an interview with James Rosenquist.
  • LA Weekly's list of 15 Female Artists Who’ve Shaped the L.A. Art Scene.
  • Woman thinks she has caught Banksy on camera while he was installing a show in Israel.
  • Third Drawer Down Studio collaborates with the Guerrilla Girls on Dear Art Collector handkerchief.
  • How Andy Warhol influenced Peter Marino's look.
  • The Art Newspaper looks at three books coming out about the history of the major auction houses.
  • Assouline cookbook inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe coming.
  • The fashion scene at Venus Over Los Angeles' Concrete Island opening.
  • The social and party scene in the art world last week.

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