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Overtime: Nov 18 – Nov 24



More stories from the week that ended on Nov 24 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Gerald Laing's Lincoln Convertible, painting of the assassination of JFK, has gone on display at Tate Britain.
  • Organized criminal gangs are increasingly targeting valuable works of art and antiques in the UK.
  • Vilma Bautista convicted on conspiracy and tax fraud charges stemming from attempted sale of Marcos paintings.
  • Michael Little sells fake Chihuly glass sculptures and subsequently gets 5 months in prison for his efforts.
  • More victims of Knoedler & Co fakes scandal revealed in list.
  • Connection between the art market and money laundering?
  • Abu Dhabi Art fair closed on its second day due to water leaking into its main building.
  • The heavy competition now being waged between Sotheby's and Christie's in the art market.
  • Tobias Meyer and Sotheby's part ways.
  • Bloomberg reorganizes and is shutting down its Muse brand of cultural journalism and has laid off its theater critic.
  • Drama between Larry Clark, Christopher Wool, others, and Peter Brant regarding Cady Noland piece.
  • Taryn Simon and Philip Tinari tackling censorship in China.
  • Pawel Althamer's sculpture must be removed from a waterfront park because it was installed without state approval.
  • British artist Banksy's street pieces from NY residency to be sold in Miami during ABMB.
  • Emin Faki charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly driving down front steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Annmarie Erickson goes through the suggestions made for the DIA to raise money for Detroit.
  • First interview with Cornelius Gurlitt since the discovery of his Munich art trove. Peter Schjeldahl dismisses the "collection". Nazi law may impede recovery of some artworks. Gurlitt is unlikely to be prosecuted. He will start to get back some of the works. More of the trove is shownMonuments Men veteran predicts more Nazi-seized art will surface.
  • US ICE estimates that in the past six years, it has returned more than 6,600 looted artifacts and works of art.
  • Why thieves target Vincent van Gogh works and his paintings that are still missing.
  • Georges Marciano selling off some of his art collection at auction.
  • Maggie Thompson puts some of her prized comic books and original artwork from her collection at auction.
  • China has recently allocated 4.8 billion yuan ($783mil US) to boost (up 41% from 2012) the cultural sector.
  • Tate Britain unveils results of £45 million renovation.
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami opening on Dec 4 and is still receiving donations and gifts.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi will be opening on UAE’s National Day, December 2, 2015.
  • Maria Seferian named interim director (unpaid position) of MOCA.
  • Jochen Zeitz behind contemporary African art museum in Cape Town due to open 2016.
  • George Lucas receiving tremendous support in his quest to build a museum at Crissy Field. All of his proposals were rejected.
  • Former Mayor Ed Koch’s furniture, art collections up for auction at Doyle New York.
  • Jonathan Jones gives his choice for the greatest painting in Britain.
  • Catherine Opie creates series of airport posters featuring LA mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • Sotheby's stock is going up as hedge funds buy up shares.
  • George W Bush unveils new cat paintings.
  • Kerry James Marshall named to Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
  • Rob Pruitt's foray into becoming a eBay seller.
  • Stephen Shore debuts digital video iBook, A New York Minute.
  • Gagosian Gallery now represents Michael Heizer and he will have a show with them in 2015.
  • OHWOW now represents the estate of Robert Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles.
  • In the studio with Rafael de Cárdenas, with some of his collection.
  • Eight women artists and other women in art featured by Elle.
  • Video interview with Andres Serrano in his home.
  • Eugenio Lopez answers 20 questions.
  • Interview with Edward Duarte about photography.
  • New t-shirt by Barbara Kruger now available.
  • Urs Fischer print available at Artsy.
  • Harland Miller beach towel available at Other Criteria.
  • Special edition of 30 multiple by Ethan Greenbaum, David Kennedy Cutler, & Sara Greenberger Rafferty.
  • Lady Gaga doing a performance during Art Basel Miami Beach?
  • Jay Z reportedly purchased Basquiat at auction.

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