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Overtime: Jan 6 – Jan 12



Overtimes stories of the week:
  • Ai Weiwei's stacked bike installation part of his solo currently at Galleria Continua in Italy.
  • RIP: Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu, who died at the age of 82.
  • RIP: New York photography dealer Bonni Benrubi died of cancer at age 59.
  • Uriel Landeros finally surrenders after being on the run for a year, accused of vandalizing a Picasso painting.
  • Administrators at the National College of Arts may be charged with blasphemy, a crime punishable by death.
  • Matisse painting stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm in 1987 resurfaces and is recovered.
  • Toledo Museum of Art returning ancient water jug to Italy after it was determined that it was dug up illegally.
  • The Hades terracotta head J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 being voluntarily sent back to Sicily.
  • Titian painting rediscovered in depths of National Gallery.
  • Six people charged in connection with the theft of paintings, wine and jewelry from Jeffrey Gundlach's home.
  • Oakland Museum could have a serial burglar on its hands.
  • Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum closes due to political unrest in Egypt.
  • Magdalena Dabrowski claims Richard Serra threatened to withdraw one of his works from Broad collection.
  • Eli Broad marks milestone "topping out" in the construction of his namesake contemporary art museum.
  • LACMA acquires nine more works for the collection.
  • Denver Art Museum’s Becoming van Gogh exhibition tickets completely sold-out, including 24-hour final day.
  • Portland arts organizations receive some grants, including a $60,000 one from the Warhol Foundation.
  • Ada Huxtable gives her estate (and her husband's) as well as archives to the Getty Research Institute.
  • Tate Modern attracted 5.3 million visitors through its doors in 2012, the most in its history.
  • WSJ discovers The Center for the History of Collecting.
  • Greenbox, a Saudi art gallery in Amsterdam, is the most popular Dutch museum online.
  • Toronto arts groups hoping to receive city funding.
  • A glimpse into what's happening art-wise in Los Angeles during Oscars week.
  • Jonathan Jones thinks art critics today are way too polite and need to be more lethal.
  • Tracey Emin appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
  • China takes just nine months to convert former power station into its first state-run contemporary art museum.
  • Abu Dhabi starts constructing Louvre Museum branch (designed by Jean Nouvel) after delays.
  • Andy Warhol is the artist with the biggest total sales at auction in 2012. He is followed by Picasso and Richter.
  • Sotheby's auction includes a Basquiat painting once owned by U2.
  • Christie's tests China's appetite for Renaissance Art with upcoming auction in Hong Kong.
  • Bloomberg writes about Christie's Impressionist and modern art sale.
  • Sotheby's predicts the year for art in 2013.
  • The Arts Newspaper looks to see what 2013 holds for the market and thinks the top end will continue to thrive.
  • Art Places list of top 12 art cities in America.
  • How and where to find good and bad graffiti and street art in New York.
  • Jerry Saltz writes about MoMA’s Inventing Abstraction exhibition.
  • A revealing looking into Banksy's notebook.
  • Luc Tuymans discusses his work and his thoughts on the market for his work.
  • James Turrell is designing a gallery for Kayne Griffin Corcoran, which is moving from Santa Monica this spring.
  • Damien Hirst's design for the Brit Award unveiled.
  • Paul Emsley paints the first official portrait of Kate Middleton.
  • Ellsworth Kelly receives Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement from CAA.
  • John Baldessari puts his artwork on LA city buses.
  • Jean Abreu to use 25 works by Gilbert and George as backdrops for his dance performances.
  • Serpentine Gallery releases limited edition (of 500) Maurizio Cattelan 2013 calendar.
  • David Bowie releases first single in a decade and it has a video directed by Tony Oursler.

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