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Overtime: Aug 12 – Aug 18



More stories from the week ended Aug 18:
  • The Whitney recreates Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks on Fifth Avenue in NYC as part of exhibition.
  • RIP Allan Sekula, who died at the age of 62.
  • Jasper Johns’s former assistant assistant charged with stealing 22 Johns works and selling for $3.4mil.
  • Trial to start for six Romanians accused of stealing seven masterpieces from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum. The suspects have offered to return five paintings in exchange for moving their trial from Romania to the Netherlands.
  • Jonathan Meese acquitted in court after being charged for performing nazi salute.
  • Banksy’s Flower Girl mural, painted on LA gas station wall, removed and is to be auctioned in December.
  • Mark Jenkins has Banksy's robot piece on The Grovesnor hotel walls boarded over to protect it from vandals.
  • Private museums in China vulnerable to art thieves.
  • Rags Over the Arkansas River filing lawsuit against Christo to stop his Over the River project.
  • Glafira Rosales, accused of dealing forged artwork, released on $2.5mil. bail.  Artist who forged Knoedler paintings discovered in Queens while selling work off the streets.
  • James Kennedy to pay more than $316,000 in restitution to 21 victims that he sold fake prints to on eBay.
  • Plunging sales crisis for indigenous Aboriginal art due to high supply, low demand, and government policies.
  • ArtChronika Magazine, Russia's leading arts magazine, shuts down its print publication.
  • Christie's CEO Steven Murphy discusses the competitive threat posed by Amazon to Christie's.
  • There are ways to tell if you are a Miami art snob.
  • NY Times discusses the trend of participatory art in museums.
  • Jeff Bridges & Yoko Ono among artists who donate work to Art From Scrap fundraiser in Santa Barbara.
  • Kohl’s will donate $2 million over next three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum to fund exhibits.
  • Hester Diamond gifts Paolo Veronese painting to Worcester Art Museum.
  • Beast Jesus fresco raises money, boosts visitors to Spanish town of Borja & gets Cecilia Gimenez solo show.
  • The National Gallery of Australia insists George Stubbs paintings on export bar in UK belongs in Australia.
  • Philadelphia woman to sell flea market Calder she bought for $15 at Christie's at a $200-300,000 estimate.
  • Christie’s Education in New York launches six-week course for Warhol enthusiasts, also involving online sales.
  • The Science World museum has ads promoting the orgasm's analgesic effect for Science of Sexuality show.
  • Ray’s & Stark Bar in LACMA gets a 45-page bottled water menu.
  • Richard Koshalek back in Southern California after leaving Hirshhorn and he has some ideas for MOCA.
  • Ed Ruscha joining SFMoMA board a year after quitting MOCA's.
  • Savernack Street Gallery in San Francisco only viewable through a peephole from the street.
  • Getty announces new program lifting restrictions on use of digital images to which it holds rights.
  • Russia’s State Hermitage Museum to open branch in Vladivostok and has plans to open six more locations.
  • Condé Nast Traveler's guide to subway station art from around the world.
  • Diana Widmaier-Picasso talks to WSJ about her research into Pablo's sculptures and her favorite Picassos.
  • Gothamist talks to Shepard Fairey while he was putting up work in NY.
  • Adam Tetzloff visits Asger Carlsen at his Chinatown, NY studio.
  • Artinfo interviews David Choe about his Mexico City exhibition. He also gets interviewed by Vice.
  • Vegas Seven reviews Exchange, a group show featuring XVALA, at Amanda Harris Gallery.
  • Julie Mehretu talks about her work in video interview with Louisiana Chanel.
  • Damien Hirst makes limited edition scarves for Alexander McQueen brand.
  • Jack Nicholson smokes a e-cig at Larry Gagosian's party.
  • Brad Pitt reportedly was denied a seat on MOCA's board.

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