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More stories from the week ended June 9:
  • Subodh Gupta’s giant boat on show at Hauser & Wirth rumored to sell to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for $800k.
  • RIP Charles Mason, who has taken his own life at age 50.
  • Tragic news - artwork by from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse stolen from Rotterdam may now just be ashes.
  • Paul Yore collages confiscated by police, who say the work sexualizes children and he may face charges.
  • Christie’s withdrew ten works by Brazilian artists from its auctions of Latin American art due to forgery concerns.
  • Glafira Rosales, accused of selling fakes to Knoedler Gallery, has been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud.
  • European auction houses, dealers, collectors failing to make adequate checks to avoid handling stolen art.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art argues in court that a disputed Renoir supposedly found at a flea market belongs to it.
  • Frans Wynans Fine Art sues Andy Warhol Foundation saying it wrongfully auctioned off Gretzky Polaroids.
  • Gagosian Gallery trying to get Ronald Perelman to toss his lawsuit after it dropped its own suit.
  • Banksy mural removed from a building in London sells for more than $1.1 mil. according to sellers.
  • Germany struggling with what to do with art commissioned by the Nazis.
  • How a city museums are not a benefit to poor people in the community.
  • An audit of commercial galleries in London finds that only 5% represent an equal number of male and female artists.
  • State Senate committee approves bill that would protect the art collections in Detroit from liquidation.
  • Venice Biennale responds to trouble in Turkey as artists, curators and collectors join the protest.
  • China's Communist Party condemns outbreak of imitations of Florentijn Hofman's giant yellow ducks.
  • Ideas on resuscitating the arts in California's public schools.
  • Musée du Louvre in Paris unveils new LED lighting system by Toshiba for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
  • Ricahrd Serra's outdoor sculpture Shift gains protected status in Ontario.
  • After turning 90 years old recently, Ellsworth Kelly celebrates by having five concurrent exhibitions in NYC.
  • Dan Flavin estate lifts ban on the posthumous production of unrealised fluorescent light sculptures.
  • Li Zhi provides An Introduction to the Chinese Handscroll.
  • Christopher Hawthorne writes about Peter Zumthor's preliminary design for LACMA.
  • Museum visitors to vote on which painting to keep or to deaccession at The Georgia Museum of Art.
  • William Morris Gallery wins £100,000 Art Fund and Museum of the Year award in London.
  • Posters of artworks will be displayed across Britain this summer in bid to turn UK into the "world's largest art gallery".
  • The only permanent artworks commissioned for the new Whitney Museum site are by Richard Artschwager.
  • The Vatican to spend millions on new churches and also on artists to furnish them.
  • Tino Sehgal wins the Golden Lion for best artist at this year’s Venice Biennale.
  • Is Albrecht Dürer's The Great Piece of Turf (1503) the greatest European drawing ever made?
  • Corcoran’s Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet breaks world record at Sotheby’s auction, selling for $33,765,000.
  • Sotheby’s and Christie’s both go to the Nahmad family of art dealers for their top lots of Impressionist works.
  • UBS now sponsors all three fairs in the Art Basel group after Deutsche Bank drops out of Art Basel Hong Kong.
  • Wealth-X's list of the top ten billionaire art collectors.
  • Frank151 asks: who really owns street art?
  • Website Surge launches, selling artwork priced from $30 to $5,000, targeting the Chinese middle class.
  • Mona Kuhn exhibition gets reviewed by Vogue Netherlands.
  • Interview with Yoko Ono, who admires herself greatly as an artist.
  • Larry Gagosian misses a party at his own mansion.
  • Swizz Beatz plans to open his own art gallery.
  • Dustin Yellin and Michelle Williams's dating life.
  • Film produced by Vince Vaughn and directed by his sister explores art murals of Northern Ireland.

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