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Overtime: Sept 16 – Sept 22



More stories from the week that ended Sept 21 (click on the bolded words for more info):
  • Cryptic message on Banksy's official website, as everything else on site appears to be taken down.
  • RIP: David Gilhooly, who died at the age of 70 due to cancer.
  • RIP: Cecil Fergerson, who died at the age of 82. He had been suffering from pneumonia.
  • Glafira Rosales pleads guilty to art forgery scam and could face 99 years in prison.
  • G. Wayne Clough resigns from his position as head of the Smithsonian.
  • Istanbul Biennial heavily criticized due to decision to tactically withdraw from contested sites.
  • Louvre plans to evacuate works in its basement from Paris due to flooding risk.
  • Egyptian Museum open again, but lacking visitors due to turmoil in the country.
  • Italy’s anti-mafia squad, the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia, is investigating conservation projects in Pompeii.
  • Iraqi art scene suffers as a consequence of bombers targeting public spaces and other violence.
  • Painting of President Obamba defaced by protestors at The Brickhouse Gallery, but it will still be displayed.
  • Getty seeks court declaration naming it legal owner of painting diptych currently part of squabble over inheritance
  • Eli Broad no longer lead donor as he has no plans to renew his five-year, $15-million pledge to MOCA.
  • Arab-Americans accuse 9/11 Memorial Museum of discrimination due to lack of Arabic in brochures.
  • Miley Cyrus video prompts removal of Dale Eldred steel ball sculpture at Michigan college after copycats try it out.
  • Christopher Knight writes that potential removal of Paul Conrad's Chain Reaction in Santa Monica is nonsensical.
  • The European Modern galleries in the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago is closed until April of next year.
  • Flowers in vase sculptures by Rhonda Roland Shearer in Leonard Stern's public collection materially altered/destroyed.
  • J. Paul Getty Museum's conservation lab cleans up Jackson Pollock's Mural painting.
  • Ryan Doyle, Jessie Doan and Nina Marcus conceive Save the Art sculpture to help support DIA.
  • Tate gets a record number of visitors to its museums last year thanks to Damien Hirst retrospective.
  • Sharon Stone to host MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts event honoring Albuquerque, Rubins, Pashgian and Saar.
  • An under-construction look at Eli Broad's museum, which will offer free admission when it opens. Christopher Hawthorne talks to Elizabeth Diller about The Broad and other architectural issues.
  • Leonard A. Lauder gifts the Met another Fernand Léger painting.
  • Curators of the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum reveal the art that they’ve acquired so far.
  • The Armory Show focusing on Chinese galleries for 2014 edition of Armory art fair.
  • Paula Cooper adds two pop-up gallery spaces to her empire.
  • Art Prize event opened Sept 18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and features $200,000 grand prize.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum acquire Liberator - a working gun made from 3D printer by Cody Wilson.
  • Profile of Alice Walton and her art museum, including her quest for discount airfare to Bentonville.
  • Larry's List launches, which is a database consisting of more than 3,000 art collectors from around the world. Eli Broad tops the list of collectors.
  • Eli Broad gives some advice to beginning art collectors during his public lecture.
  • Michelle Finocchi is now head of communications and director of media and brand partnerships for Artsy.
  • Lucian Freud's assistant, David Dawson, about to have a show of his own works.
  • Oscar Murillo seen as the next Basquiat or has a market that is currently bubbling.
  • Kenny Schachter writes about the current state of the art market.
  • Three of Norman Rockwell’s best-known paintings to go up for sale at Sotheby's in December.
  • Christie's to hold a sale featuring editions from Parkett magazine.
  • Relatively lower-priced Andy Warhol drawings on the market.
  • More on Amazon's art sales and the online art market.
  • Portrait painting of Amy Winehouse by James Wilkinson sells to benefit Amy Winehouse Foundation.
  • NY Times writes about Perrotin's New York gallery opening festivities.
  • Andrew Russeth reviews Kim Gordon's show at White Columns.
  • Pharrell Williams talks about his collaboration with Daniel Arsham and about art collecting.
  • Antony Gormley one of among five winners of this year's Praemium Imperiale awards.
  • Kostas Sahpazis announced winner of DESTE Prize 2013.
  • Matthew Barney and Björk call it quits (but may have actually broken up long ago).
  • An interview with Jenny Holzer.
  • Interview with Ambach & Rice partner Charlie Kitchings.
  • Sarah Anne Ward recreates art masterpieces using food.
  • Limited edition Barbara Kruger L.A. Rays Sunglasses by Freeway Eyewear and ForYourArt available for pre-order. She also produced an edition for East of Borneo.

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