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More stories from the week ended July 7:
  • First fully comprehensive Roy Lichtenstein show opens in Paris.
  • Paris-based Galerie Daniel Templon to open a new space in Brussels in the fall of 2013.
  • Cirque du Soleil performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard falls to death during performance at Las Vegas Ka show.
  • Marc and Andrea Glimcher are divorcing after 10 years of marriage, but will still work together at Pace Gallery.
  • Was Caravaggio a pedophile who made pedophile art and is it OK to show and view these works?
  • John Constable's painting The Hay Wain attacked by protestor at the National Gallery.
  • Activist arrested for allegedly defacing Westminster Abbey statue.
  • Tate show charts history of violence against art and covers 500 years, up until present-day.
  • Disagreement over whether San Giovannino is a true lost work by Michelangelo.
  • California judge rules that Nazi-owned art lawsuit against Sotheby's should be heard in England.
  • Worry in NYC as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has a excellent record for arts spending, is leaving.
  • Two statues that symbolized the hope of growing children in Baltimore returns after being recreated.
  • Baltimore's Contemporary Museum will reopen after the institution abruptly shut its doors and laid off its staff.
  • The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors on July 4 after being repaired due to extensive damage from Sandy.
  • Playboy roadside art by Richard Phillips near Marfa ruled illegal.
  • Roger Dean suing James Cameron over claims that he copied images from his artwork for Avatar.
  • Alleged rigged bidding ($50,000) for artwork during kindergarten benefit auction.
  • Russia’s Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts director Irina Antonova, 91-years old, leaves her job after 52 years.
  • Duke University discovers that laser can be used to examine underneath artwork without causing damage.
  • Prison guard tower of Louisiana State Penitentiary in National Museum of African American History collection.
  • Imran Qureshi splashed red paint & drew on the almost 8,000-square-foot display-area at Met Museum.
  • BMW ends support (but will continue to work with Guggenheim) for Guggenheim Lab Project.
  • Chinese art collectors buying relatively undervalued (compared to canvas) paper works by blue chip artists.
  • Christie's to have a sale devoted to work featuring Kate Moss.
  • Russians fight Indian billionaires in auction as records are set for Old Master works.
  • California remains artists' preferred state in US, but female architects relatively underrepresented.
  • UCLA partnering up with LACMA to train art history doctoral students.
  • Obama to award 2012 National Medal of Arts & National Humanities Medal (winners inc. Ellsworth Kelly).
  • Larry Ellison unveils his Japanese art collection in San Francisco at the Asian Art Museum.
  • Daniel Rolnik visits Jen Stark in studio as she discusses the perils of making her work on her hands and eyes.
  • 20th mural by Sol LeWitt on NY wall to occupy the lobby of the Jewish Community Center (Upper West Side).
  • Amy Winehouse exhibition opens at London’s Jewish Museum.
  • Wayne Thiebaud discusses a Richard Diebenkorn work from his personal collection.
  • Gillian Wearing crowd sourcing film submissions for a art project.
  • Jonathan Jones thinks Sarah Lucas is a far better sculptor than Moore or Hepworth ever were.
  • Os Gemeos interviewed by Paper Magazine.
  • Alec Baldwin may open a art gallery that will show photography.
  • Jay-Z buys painting of Basquiat by Swizz Beatz.
  • Paintballing now part of 2013's Frieze Projects in London.

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