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Overtime: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1



More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 1 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Basketball court designed by Robert Indiana and used by Bucks in '70s reemerges as a art piece.
  • RIP: Matt Doust, who died at age 29 from epileptic seizure. He had just completed work for his first solo show.
  • RIP: Stephen Antonakos, who died at age 86.
  • It was discovered that David Hockney's assistant Dominic Elliott died after drinking drain cleaner during binge.
  • Zwelethu Mthethwa charged with murder of 23-year-old Nokuphila Kumalo, beating and killing her in public.
  • Kasimir Malevich's burial site in Russia to be marked finally with a plaque and a school will be named after him.
  • War in Syria may be exacting a toll on its heritage sites, fears UNESCO.
  • Ann Goldstein resigns from Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Speculation is she will be the next MOCA director.
  • 110 archaeological artifacts looted from Mallawi Museum in Egypt have been restored.
  • Despite pledge, France still lags in hunt to return looted art from WWII to their rightful owners.
  • Five 18th-century oil paintings stolen from Andean churches by tunneling thieves.
  • Lisa Jacobs accused of scamming Hannelore Schulhof out of $1mil. in sale of Basquiat painting.
  • Scalpers sell fake tickets for Victoria and Albert Museum's David Bowie show.
  • Winning photograph for Samsung’s #LiveInTheMoment Instagram photo contest actually was stolen.
  • Estevan Oriol files copyright suit against H&M and Brandy Melville for use of his copyrighted L.A. Fingers.
  • Pace Gallery sued for $1.3M over damage to De Kooning piece after packing material becomes stuck on work.
  • Sotheby's sued over the authenticity of a possible Caravaggio painting it had classified as a copy.
  • John McEnroe ruled rightful owner of Arshile Gorky paintings purchased from Lawrence Salander.
  • Painting of Putin in a negligee seized by Russian police as the artist, Konstantin Altunin, flees the country.
  • Damien Hirst Tate retrospective triggered wave of angry complaints regarding the poor quality of the work.
  • Proposed tax hike for artwork imported into France could undermine country's standing in the global market.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts selling Hopper painting to raise endowment for contemporary art.
  • Fujifilm & Van Gogh Museum develop 3D scanning & printing process that accurately reproduces artists' work.
  • Magritte piece that was thought long lost actually found in another Magritte painting.
  • Gallery spaces and artwork seem to be getting giant-sized nowadays and collectors demand larger pieces.
  • Shanghai serves up a roasted version of Florentijn Hofman's rubber duck installation.
  • 37-year-old Louisiana primate wins award for the finest artwork by a chimpanzee with his tongue work.
  • Nordic Choice hotel chain removes pornography from its establishments and replaces it with contemporary art.
  • Sotheby's being targeted by Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC activist hedge-fund firm.
  • UK artists are leaving London and the cities to live and make work in the countryside.
  • Damien Hirst to show Visual Candy series of paintings alongside Felix Gonzales-Torres's candy installations.
  • Shan Gray has plans to build a Native American monument in US that will tower in size over Statue of Liberty.
  • Modern Painters' different lists of the top 500 galleries in the world.
  • Interest in Pakastani artists on the rise.
  • More on Maurice and Paul Marciano's planned private museum in Los Angeles.
  • Fifty two drawings by Leonardo da Vinci have gone on show in Venice at Galleria dell'Academia.
  • Baroque the Streets project invites street artists like ROA and Phlegm to recreate Baroque paintings.
  • The Huffington Post interviews Dana Schutz.
  • An interview with Matt Bangser, director of Blum & Poe.
  • Sasha Grey's Juliette Society novel is the top-selling book in Brazil.
  • Kadir Nelson, artist who created the cover art for Drake's new album.
  • Collection of Miley Cyrus gifs where she twerks in famous paintings.
  • Paul Kasmin Gallery releases signed limited edition lithograph by Walton Ford of Rolling Stones image.

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