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Overtime: July 17 – July 23


More stories from the week that ended July 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Cady Noland files lawsuit seeking the destruction of her work Log Cabin, claiming that it is a copy.
  • Arthur Brand claims scientific certainty that Gardner Museum paintings stolen in 1990 is currently in Ireland.
  • Authorities in Genoa close exhibition and confiscate 21 suspected fake Amedeo Modigliani paintings.
  • Istanbul’s Rampa Gallery closes shop.
  • Off Vendome closes its gallery.
  • Other Criteria to close and become Other Criteria Books, focused on only publishing specialist art books.
  • Anti-Gentrification protests seek to stop art-washing in Santa Ana.
  • Violent storms in Paris affect the Louvre, damaging art by Poussin and other works.
  • Nicole Eisenman’s installation for Skulptur Projekte Münster vandalized and damaged.
  • US District Judge rules that Instagram copyright case against Richard Prince can move forward.
  • Did LG steal from or plagiarize Lygia Pape?
  • Tomb robbing and its risks of injury and life makes a return in China.
  • China's artists defy censorship ban to mourn Liu Xiaobo.
  • Hicham Aboutaam sues WSJ after report he was under investigation for trafficking in looted ISIS artifacts.
  • Paul Nungesser, who was accused by Emma Sulkowicz of rape, settles out of court with Columbia University.
  • Melanie Abramov files lawsuit against Museum of Sex after injuring herself in boob bounce house.
  • Annie Leibovitz photographs caught in quandary and may not be displayed by Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
  • Berkshire Museum plans to auction 40 of its works, including two Norman Rockwells, within next six months.
  • Why Käthe Kollwitz is still so controversial, half a century after her death.
  • Five famous feuds that shaped the course of art history.
  • An inside look at the overnight exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s corpse.
  • Max Blagg remembers Glenn O'Brien.
  • Alice Cooper realizes that he owns a  Warhol red Little Electric Chair painting he received forty years ago.
  • Spanish police have recovered three of five paintings by Francis Bacon that were stolen in 2015.
  • Congressman Ken Calvert submits proposal for 2018 federal budget including $145mil. per for NEA and NEH.
  • Lucien Smith transforms his LA studio into a project space and food bank.
  • Andrew Russeth examines the cost for museum admission tickets.
  • Centre Pompidou finalizes deal for launch of its first Chinese outpost, in wing of West Bund Art Museum.
  • The Getty Museum spends over $100mil. on Old Masters acquisitions.
  • Parrish Art Museum receives $500k from Agnes Gund to create a new social change initiative.
  • Send Me SFMOMA project uses text messages to make art go viral.
  • KPCC on how museums are engaging the public today.
  • The Louis Vuitton Foundation will show The Morozov Collection in 2020.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City gets copy of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise.
  • The Broad announces on-sale date for $25 tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. LA Weekly writes about the rooms.
  • The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation gives $400k to art journalists for $50k annual awards.
  • SF’s Mexican Museum sets the record straight after it says report of fakes at the museum was exaggerated.
  • Royal Academy of Arts (RA), Burlington House, takes another step nearer to completion.
  • 20 well-known figures offer suggestions on how to fix the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Artnet interviews Amanda Hunt and Eric Crosby about collaborative curating.
  • Artnet looks at FRONT Triennial, Cleveland’s attempt at the next documenta.
  • Christie’s posts positive first-half results for 2017, with sales up 29% from previous year.
  • Neil Armstrong's bag containing moon dust sells for $1.8mil. at Sotheby's.
  • Profile of LAMA's Peter Loughrey.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation auction commissions nine auctions for benefit works.
  • Artsy raises $50mil. in funding at $275mil. valuation to enhance their auction strategy.
  • Untitled Art Fair hires Manuela Mozo to lead the company.
  • British Art Market Federation report shows UK hosts second largest art market in world, with £9.2bil. in sales.
  • Designer dealers back at FIAC.
  • Richard Polsky releases unauthorized addendum to Andy Warhol catalogue raisonné.
  • Cauleen Smith and Martine Syms join the staff at CalArts.
  • Frieze has a questionnaire for Glenn Ligon.
  • Lyles & King now represents Erica Mahinay.
  • Eddie Peake's Volcano Extravaganza performances.
  • Nathalie du Pasquier has a comeback show at Pace London.
  • Edward Munch’s pioneering use of color science.
  • Freedom Conference & Festival to exhibit series of paintings by George W Bush.
  • Catherine Opie unveils portraits of David Hockney, Gillian Wearing and Isaac Julien.
  • fnnch's 9 Cans of LaCroix exhibition includes work that features LaCroix cans as its subject.
  • Artillery Magazine covers openings in LA's Chinatown.
  • Artists and curators share their favorite summer art pilgrimages.
  • Alexandra Grant, Jessica Fleischmann, and Keanu Reeves launch new independent press X Artists' Books.
  • Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0 shoe releasing Juy 27.
  • Six art books to read this summer.
  • Gravitas Ventures purchases t worldwide VOD rights to the Barry Avrich art documentary Blurred Lines.
  • When television shows include art world elements.

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