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Overtime: Sept 9 – Sept 15



More stories from the week that ended Sept 15 (click on the bolded words for more info):
  • Museum identifies newly discovered Van Gogh painting previously found in attic in Amsterdam.
  • RIP: Gerald Buck, who turns out to have a huge collection of art by California artists.
  • RIP: Jack Beal, who died at the age of 82 of kidney failure.
  • Shanghai authorities demolish Yuan Gong's Art Garage compound.
  • Painting thought to be by Peter Doig is actually a genuine Peter Doige work and is worth a little less.
  • Journalist may have had too much drink, destroys Luciano Fabro piece, knocking it over at Grace Uno gallery.
  • Russian court bans Pussy Riot's Christian orthodox icon parody and orders it removed from Russia's internet.
  • Russia carries out raids delving into alleged embezzlement of $1.5mil of state funding for refit of Hermitage.
  • Lowe Art Museum returns 3 ancient basalt stone sculptures that were previously stolen back to Mexico.
  • Nineteen people arrested in connection with thefts of  items from museums and auction houses in England.
  • Ringleader in Dutch museum theft of paintings won't surrender artworks unless trial moved to Netherlands.
  • Germany refuses to allow works by Grosz in national heritage list to leave the country for London show.
  • Story about how Charles Lisanby turned down Andy Warhol's offer of a Marilyn portrait as a gift.
  • Ralph E. Lerner accused of fraudulently taking funds from Cy Twombly Foundation.
  • Ann Freedman files defamation lawsuit against Marco Grassi over comment published in magazine article.
  • Sarah Lucas criticizes the work of Tracey Emin.
  • Fake tickets to The Lourve coming out of China.
  • Steven Cohen held by French police after performance near Eiffel Tower (penis tied to a rooster by ribbon).
  • U.S. scholars seek mention of lost Little Syria community that was displaced by 9/11 museum.
  • Artists plaster Berlin Wall murals with paper as protest against threat to historic site caused by gentrification.
  • Sting to play at LACMA Art + Film gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney.
  • k.d. lang to play Hammer Museum gala honoring Robert Gober and Tony Kushner.
  • Italian Futurism show is coming to the Guggenheim.
  • Musee d'Orsay to have Masculin/Masculin show featuring male nudes.
  • Roberta Smith writes about the DIA situation and potential sale of artwork from the collection.
  • Blum & Poe expanding to Tokyo and New York.
  • Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham to be honored at Brooklyn Museum Women in the Arts fundraiser.
  • Anoush Abrar, Dorothee Deiss, Giles Price, & Spencer Murphy on Taylor Wessing Photo. Portrait Prize shortlist.
  • Jan Krugier's collection of Picasso works to sell for at least $170mil. at Christie's.
  • Charles Saatchi to sell his collection of Middle Eastern contemporary art online at Auction Room.
  • Growing number of wealthy Nigerians considering their country's artwork as investments.
  • Matthew Day Jackson opens his own gallery, called Bunker259.
  • Taymour Grahne is opening his own gallery, which will focus on Middle Eastern and North African works.
  • Vern Blosum to get a show at Essex Street Gallery and will reveal true identity when the time is right.
  • Francesco Vezzoli uproots an entire church and will move it from Italy to New York this fall.
  • Oscar Murillo to be represented now by David Zwirner Gallery.
  • NY Times takes a look at Lucien Smith and provides an update on his current and future projects.
  • R. H. Quaytman interviews Amy Sillman.
  • Carl Gunhouse interviews Calvin Lee.
  • What it is like to be an extra in a Matthew Barney film.
  • WSJ reports on Raymond Pettibon preparing for his show at David Zwirner Gallery.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto's fossil collection and upcoming show.
  • Kid Robot founder Paul Budnitz to host a class on how to create a great designer toy on Skillshare.
  • Jackie Chan claims to not know who Ai Weiwei is, causing anger in the artist and activist.
  • Poster Child Prints release two new Neckface limited edition prints.
  • Tokidoki collaborates with Peggy Guggenheim Collection to produce a limited edition vinyl sculpture.

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