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More stories from the week that ended Aug 20 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Kara Walker’s press release for her upcoming Sept. show is a work of art itself. The story about it, from her assistant.
  • RIP: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017).
  • RIP: Chiara Fumai, who passed away at the age of 39.
  • RIP: Gunnar Birkerts, who passed away at the age of 92.
  • All 16 of the artists, authors, performers and architects on President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigns. The secret message hidden in the letter. Trump announces that he had intended to disband the committee.
  • Calls to remove Confederate monuments in US accelerated after violence in Charlottesville. Statues removed in Baltimore.
  • The U.S. Capitol has at least three times as many statues of Confederate figures as it does of black people.
  • Holocaust memorial in Boston is vandalized for second time this summer after rock is thrown.
  • Charlottesville protestor thought to have targeted LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner work with anti-Semitic comments.
  • Jeffrey Beebe’s inflatable sculpture Trumpy the Rat and protestors welcome Trump back to NYC.
  • ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2mil. in reparations for destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites.
  • SAIC criticized for bowing to transgender student complaints.
  • Zhao Bandi’s work at the Ullens Center in Beijing is censored.
  • A report on the declining art market in China.
  • Dispute over Shepard Fairey Williamsburg mural heads back to court.
  • Scotland Yard looks set to close its Art and Antiques Unit after detectives reassigned.
  • Worker's strike shuts down Barcelona’s top contemporary museums.
  • Members of artist community in Caochangdi art district in Beijing forced to evacuate homes and studio spaces.
  • How museums are protecting themselves against the threat of extreme weather.
  • Michael Pinsky's UK art project accidentally projecting naughty phrases across a town square due to accents.
  • The difficulties faced in trying to donate artwork to museums.
  • Tate paid Herzog & de Meuron reduced fee for Switch House extension after it was delayed and over budget.
  • Daniel Loeb apologizes for comments made about NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
  • Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter auction works at center of financial dispute and lawsuit.
  • Historic England objects to Zabludowiczs's plan to knock down parts of listed church for their collection.
  • David Roberts to close London gallery space and open sculpture park in Somerset.
  • Taylor Swift's courtroom sketch artist says he struggled to draw her because she was too pretty.
  • Traditional English and American furniture sales has fallen about 50 to 75% overall.
  • Vermeer may have actually traced his compositions.
  • Long-lost Willem de Kooning painting returned to The University of Arizona Museum of Art.
  • Artist Campaign School is grooming artists to run for office.
  • Scientist wants to sequence da Vinci’s DNA.
  • J.M.W. Turner’s house reopens after $3.5mil. renovation.
  • Yayoi Kusama to get her own museum in Tokyo.
  • London Museum of Photography is due to open in the UK capital close to the Whitechapel Gallery.
  • India's Partition Museum opens near Pakistani border.
  • The Denver Art Museum will move forward with $150mil. renovation with or without bond package.
  • James Turrell light installation set to transform Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Doris Salcedo will have new work that will go on display in the Palacio de Crista.
  • Forty-one artists will auction their work in a bid to secure a Ron Mueck artwork for Christchurch.
  • James Meyer returns to the National Gallery after stint at the Dia Art Foundation.
  • Artinfo interviews James Brett about The Museum of Everything.
  • Stanford's Cantor Arts Center hires Susan Dackerman as director.
  • 2018 Transborder Biennial to take place in both the US and Mexico.
  • Artinfo looks at the top lots in Christie’s MoMA photography auctions in NYC.
  • Irish art market heating up.
  • Market for Vietnamese art gaining traction, but is hurt by fakes.
  • The market for design items in auction is booming.
  • The art and design items that fashion designers collect.
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) revamps its Master’s program in art market studies.
  • 918 Ruberta Avenue in Glendale, CA hosting five Latin American galleries during year-long residence.
  • Artnet interviews Mihai Nicodim.
  • Kickstarter has appointed Patton Hindle as its new director of arts.
  • Observatories show in Jackson Hole will feature artist-built observatories to view the solar eclipse.
  • Zócalo Public Square interviews Jamel Shabazz.
  • Artnet interviews Kaari Upson.
  • LA Times reviews Paul McCarthy's show at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles.
  • W Magazine profiles Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
  • Artnet profiles Cy Gavin.
  • Martha Rosler discusses her airport photographs.
  • Mike Perry gets a show at Garis & Hahn’s new LA space.
  • The Economist writes about Ettore Sottsass.
  • Artspace shares 11 Studio Hacks That Will Save You Money in Art School.
  • 18 well-traveled experts discuss the best artwork they saw this summer.
  • Daniel Rolnik writes a book about Daniel Edwards and Xvala.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to play Da Vinci in Hollywood biopic.
  • Takashi Murakami teases project(s) with Kid Cui and Kanye West.
  • Pantone announces new purple shade in honor of musician Prince.
  • What the kids of famous artists are doing now.

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