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Overtime: Oct 9 – Oct 15


More stories from the week that ended Oct 15 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which could sell for over $100mil., to be auctioned at Christie’s. Eight things to know about the painting.
  • RIP: Holly Block (1958–2017). Bronx Museum launches fund in honor of Block.
  • US government withdraws from UNESCO, creating profound implications for cultural institutions.
  • Event at 356 S Mission cancelled due to protests from anti-gentrifiers.
  • Photos comparing black people from Africa with continent’s wild animals pulled after accusations of racism.
  • Philippe Méaille withdraws works he loaned to MACBA museum, citing concerns following independence vote.
  • Omer Fast’s take on Chinatown at James Cohan Gallery angers community organizations.
  • Charles Schulz's home burns down in California fires.
  • Harvey Weinstein never paid for $100k Cecily Brown work he bought at Planned Parenthood’s charity auction.
  • Hollywood & Highland censors Erika Rothenberg sculpture in response to Weinstein scandal.
  • Brazil arts institutions under attack following widespread criticism of a performance at MAM.
  • The Massachusetts attorney general investigating deaccessioning of works by Berkshire Museum.
  • Alfredo Jaar condemns CIA torture chambers as he unveils his “black site” installation in Yorkshire.
  • Why there are so few great modern and contemporary art collections in Spain.
  • James Whitely files $1mil. fraud claim against dealer Atam Sahamnian.
  • Tensions mount between Artist Pension Trust and its contributing artists.
  • State Street Global Advisors, orchestrator of Fearless Girl campaign, settles gender discrimination lawsuit.
  • Market for Italian art may be running out of steam.
  • Eberhard Kornfeld speaks to the media for the first time about Cornelius Gurlitt.
  • Eli Broad retires from public life.
  • John Oliver makes the case for tearing down Confederate monuments in the US.
  • Locals fight to retain (a more durable) Eisenman fountain following Sculpture Projects Münster.
  • Martin Roth exhibition to proceed at QM Gallery Al Riwaq despite partial blockade against Qatar.
  • Alyson Baker to step down from her post as executive director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
  • Jonathan T.D. Neil on why galleries should adjust and balance to demands.
  • Reappraisal of Ruth Asawa’s wire works, courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery.
  • Auction houses finding new ways to survive.
  • Mexico's galleries working together to help each other recover after earthquake.
  • City of Kassel is negotiating with Olu Oguibe to keep his monumental obelisk.
  • Looted ancient marble bull’s head loaned to the Met to be returned to Lebanon.
  • US returns 95 works from Edemar Cid Ferreira's collection to Brazil.
  • Gerhard Richter, Anish Kapoor, and Neo Rauch, make the list of Germany’s richest people.
  • Five leading US scholars and curators pick the nation’s greatest memorial sculptures.
  • Proceeds from sale of Basquiat’s Red Skull will fund new charter schools in New Jersey and Miami.
  • 26 influential art world figures weigh in on whom the most influential artists of the last century are.
  • Tristram Hunt calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianized after 11 injured in accident.
  • New Museum selects Rem Koolhaas to design expansion on the Bowery.
  • Christopher Knight reviews Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice at the Getty.
  • Beijing’s UCCA will now be a nonprofit run by director Phillips Tinari, after it was sold to investors.
  • Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5mil. a year.
  • Artnet looks at Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Bilbao, 20 years later.
  • MFA Boston gets gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt, and van Dyck.
  • ICP plans to move for the second time in two years.
  • Smithsonian's Archives of American Art acquires the records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA).
  • Two would-be rap museums in Harlem and in The Bronx are battling to become NY's first.
  • Barbara Kruger's commission for Performa 17 announced.
  • Alistair Hudson named director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery.
  • Artnet asks Who Are the Most Influential Curators of the Last Century?
  • Artnet interviews Paola Antonelli.
  • Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture granted $250k by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
  • Tim Schneider on why museums are at a disadvantage over private collectors and other issues.
  • Superflex’s One Two Three Swing! at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
  • Artnet looks at Dalí/ Duchamp at London’s Royal Academy.
  • Desert X returns in 2019.
  • White Columns to move to new location next to Whitney Museum in New York.
  • Stars of British art world donate works to Sotheby's sale for Grenfell fire survivors.
  • Emilie Volka joins Artcurial as the new director in Italy.
  • Newhouse family appoints Tobias Meyer as representative for S.I. Newhouse Jr. art collection.
  • Gary Nader to sell work from his collection during Art Basel Miami Beach in order to fund his museum.
  • Artsy's sales report for Frieze London and Frieze Masters.
  • Kenny Schachter's adventures in London during Frieze.
  • Artnet interviews .Art domain founder Ulvi Kasimov.
  • Artnet interviews Michael Sherman about moving from the mayor’s office to the auction house.
  • Firstsite in Colchester, Essex to re-stage Hauser & Wirth’s fictional Bronze Age museum Frieze booth.
  • Tracey Emin, Carl Freedman and Jonathan Viner to establish Margate arts district.
  • The Banksy economy.
  • Larry's List interviews Hong Gyu Shin.
  • Mary Weatherford now represented by Gagosian Gallery.
  • Luhring Augustine now represents Oscar Tuazon.
  • Judith Bernstein joins Paul Kasmin Gallery’s roster.
  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Trevor Paglen among recipients of Macarthur Genius Grant.
  • JR hosts picnic across US-Mexico border.
  • Artnet interviews Anne Imhof.
  • Artnet writes about Adam Pendleton's Black Dada.
  • Jori Finkel interviews Judy Chicago.
  • Ai Weiwei's Good Fences Make Good Neighbors project deals with refugee crisis. NY Times reviews his Human Flow.
  • Isa Genzken honored with Kaiserring 2017 award from the city of Goslar.
  • Jeff Koons' new Louis Vuitton Masters collection.
  • Artnet profiles Jordan Casteel.
  • Will Cotton's annual drawing party.
  • Seitu Jones and Richard Schlatter each took home a $200k grand prize at ArtPrize.
  • Smartify app enables users to identify artworks and read about artwork by scanning them with smartphones.
  • Six art gallery-worthy discoveries at New York Comic Con.
  • Sarah Cascone chooses 18 things to see in New York.
  • The Vinyl Factory interviews Justin Strauss.
  • Ten artist-inspired or collaborated fashion collections.

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