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Overtime: Nov 11 – Nov 17



More stories from the week ended Nov 17 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • A look at what's in Mark Parker's office and what he's been up to.
  • Winner bidder for Banksy's NYC piece sold to benefit charity immediately shirks on his bid.
  • Pyotr Pavlensky nails his scrotum to cobblestones in Red Square as an act of protest. He will face criminal charges. The art world reacts to his performance.
  • 5Pointz is likely doomed after judge says he won’t stop demolition.
  • Basquiat family suing the IRS, claiming they overvalued the artist's work.
  • Lonny Marrow sues Jacob K. Javits Convention Center claiming it destroyed or lost artwork he'd loaned it.
  • Samantha Ravndahl may sue Lil' Kim over allegedly stolen artwork to be used on album cover.
  • Legal battle for Farrah Fawcett portrait by Andy Warhol currently in Ryan O'Neal's possession begins.
  • What is the value of stolen artwork?
  • Helly Nahmad pleads guilty to operating illegal gambling ring. Loses cash and a Dufy painting.
  • SCOTUS decides not to hear copyright case between Patrick Cariou and Richard Prince.
  • Pressure mounts to return Nazi-looted art after huge discovery. Germany says 590 artworks may be Nazi loot. More about Gurlitt. Germany plans to release a list of 590 works it believes may have been looted by the Nazis.
  • Tate finds 370-year-old bullet holes in 17th-century gilded-bronze statue of Charles I.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art cancels a major show planned by David Franklin, who resigned as director.
  • Jerry Saltz writes about how art auctions are a detriment to art lovers.
  • The National Museum in Baghdad could reopen next year and a new Basra Museum may be unveiled in 2015.
  • Egypt recovers 90 ancient artifacts that were listed for sale on auction website in Jerusalem.
  • England now owns 30 new artworks thanks to Acceptance in Lieu scheme.
  • Grand Valley State University installation art resembling Miley Cyrus's wrecking ball returns after removal.
  • “Red, Black & Silver” - owned by Ruth Kligman, determined to be Jackson Pollock's final work.
  • 2014 Whitney Biennial artist list announced.
  • Art turns out to be a billionaire's favorite hobby, according to Wealth-X survey.
  • Roberta Smith writes about how auction prices are influencing the way we look at artwork.
  • Some facts about the Francis Bacon triptych that sold for $142mil. Why worth so much to the winning bidder?
  • Another Is the art market in a bubble? article.
  • 14.82-carat pear-shaped orange diamond sells for $36mil. at Christie’s.
  • Aby Rosen's 530 Park Avenue real estate sales office now also sells artwork.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art hopes to raise $2 million or more by selling a Tamayo and a Matta at Christie's.
  • Smithsonian unveils 3D scanning, printing initiative to take artifacts beyond museum walls and be accessible.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum to conduct ambitious survey of contemporary American art.
  • Rose Art Museum has commissioned a major installation of lights by Chris Burden.
  • Ed Ruscha archives acquired by Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Richard Phillips' Playboy bunny piece being moved to Dallas museum.
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum to display largest collection of cartoon art in the world.
  • Icelandic Phallological Museum is the world's only museum devoted to penises.
  • The artists Wang Jianlin (the richest man in China) is paying attention to and his museum plans.
  • Q&A with Paris Photo's Julien Frydman.
  • Ernest Zacharevic - the "Malaysian Banksy" whose Lego mural was recently painted over.
  • Betye Saar featured and interviewed in Flaunt.
  • David Lynch's upcoming art exhibitions.
  • Tom Sachs on why he makes art.
  • Chloe Early gets asked some questions. She subsequently answers them.
  • Elizabeth Pochoda writes about the recently deceased Arthur Danto.
  • Zaha Hadid chosen to design Iraqi parliament tower in Baghdad.
  • Falke Pisano wins Prix de Rome 2013, which includes a €40,000 prize.
  • Spencer Murphy's picture of Katie Walsh crowned winner of Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013.
  • Nate Lowman Converse shoes now available.
  • Damien Hirst has created a limited edition collection of 30 scarf designs for Alexander McQueen.
  • Psy spotted at the Met.

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