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Overtime: May 20 – May 26


Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

More stories from the week ended May 26:
  • John Constable masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows, bought by Tate for £23.1mil.
  • RIP: Cecilia Steinfeldt, known as the First Lady of Texas Art, pass away just a week shy of her 98th birthday.
  • Detroit Institute of Art's multibillion-dollar art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit's creditors
  • Joseph Beuys biography accuses him of having close ties to the Nazis.
  • SplitArt ends in liquidation due to a split between the investors about its direction.
  • Nils Jennrich, German shipper jailed by Chinese for under-reporting artwork values in shipment, returns home.
  • Uriel Landeros, who defaced Picasso painting at the Menil Collection, sentenced to two years in jail.
  • Law enforcement depts participate in seminar that uses readings of artworks to better read crime scenes.
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami receives an anonymous $15 million gift.
  • 2,000 museums nationwide in the US to offer free admission to active duty military personnel during summer.
  • With controversial Hirshhorn Bubble, Smithsonian could break D.C. from cultural stagnation.
  • Paul Schimmel joins gallery world, creating Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles.
  • Zurich selected as host city for Manifesta 11 in 2016.
  • China building museums at a rate of about 100 a year, but getting visitors to attend them is another story.
  • UAE becomes first Arabian Gulf nation to secure permanent pavilion at Venice Biennale for art and architecture.
  • Large scale Sarah Sze commission and Julie Mehretu work acquired by High Museum of Art.
  • Glasgow's Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, named European Museum of the Year.
  • Documentary on Levitated Mass will screen June 20 at LACMA's Bing Theater as part of the LA Film Festival.
  • The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will soon be home to a permanent exhibit of Jim Henson's work.
  • Sharon Hayes, assistant professor at Cooper Union, wins a 2013 Alpert Award in the Arts, with prize of $75k.
  • Catching up with François Pinault on occasion of his exhibition featuring Rudolf Stingel.
  • Jerry Saltz and Justin Davidson on the restoration of Donald Judd’s loft on 101 Spring St, NYC.
  • The first-ever statue of Pope Francis has been unveiled in a potato field near Naples.
  • 1st ed. of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with annotations & drawings by Rowling, sells for £150k.
  • Calligraphy by pornstar Sola Aoi sparks culture war in China. Purists dismissing work after it sells for $95k.
  • Organizers of sale of Banksy's Slave Labour, a mural removed from a London street, hoping it sells for $1mil.
  • Intellectual Property Prints, a screen print company started by Daniel Rolnik and Ryan McIntosh launches.
  • Profile of Massimiliano Gioni, 39, the 2013 Venice Biennale curator.
  • Article about Emily Braun, Leonard Lauder's personal curator.
  • Walter Robinson discusses the studio visit.
  • Ai Weiwei talks about his music video Dumbass.
  • Annie Leibovitz wins Prince of Asturias prize, which includes cash prize of €50,000.
  • James Turrell's skyspaces in Los Angeles-area homes.
  • SAG Art Consulting takes a look at Sara VanDerBeek's show at Metro Pictures.
  • Maurizio Cattelan may have come out of retirement with announcement of a new show.
  • James Franco creates mural in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on occasion of his upcoming film.
  • Ron Wood's newest exhibition, “Ronnie Wood: Raw Instinct,” opens at London’s Castle Fine Art Gallery.
  • Alex Rodriguez's Miami house, which he filled with work by Warhol, Nate Lowman, & others, sells for $30mil.

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