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Overtime: Dec 16 – Dec 22



More stories from the week that ended on Dec 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Sam Falls' show at T293 in Rome opened on the 17th.
  • RIP: Frank Lobdell, who lived until the age of 92.
  • RIP: George Rodrigue, who died of cancer at the age of 69.
  • RIP: Günther Förg, who died on his 61st birthday.
  • RIP: Al Godstein, who died at the age of 77 of renal failure.
  • Beijing Poly International Auction may pose a formidable challenge to much needed reform in China.
  • Profile of Pei-Shen Qian, the Knoedler & Co. master forger.
  • Students dressed as Father Christmas demonstrate against unpaid work at Serpentine Gallery.
  • Germany won't return two paintings once owned by a Jewish businessman who fled the Nazis.
  • Ludwig Museum agrees to restitute Nazi-looted drawings to the heirs of Alfred Flechtheim.
  • National Gallery of Australia continuing to display statue of Shiva, despite it being identified as looted.
  • Katz family sells painting to raise funds to continue the family’s fight for 188 other works of art.
  • US acknowledges “mistakes in Iraq” over the protection of cultural property after the US-led invasion.
  • West Chicago City Museum removes Jason Pallas from exhibit after minstrel show hoax.
  • Shia LaBeouf allegedly ripped off Daniel Clowes comic for his new short film HowardCantour.com. He then appropriates his apology.
  • Alec Soth on when photographers give up on photography.
  • China's art market last year saw roughly half of the country's auction offerings go unsold.
  • George Zimmerman's America-themed painting on eBay causing a controversy.
  • Norton Simon Museum declines to lend Hans Memling’s “Christ Blessing” to Huntington Library.
  • James Jenkin to resign from Printed Matter to take position at Clinton Foundation.
  • US Copyright Office calls for Congress to reconsider royalties (droit de suite) for artists.
  • Vagina knitter Casey Jenkins not sorry for her 28 day art performance.
  • New York Court of Appeals finds that sellers of auction pieces can remain anonymous.
  • CA jury decides that Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to Ryan O'Neal.
  • Alastair Adams' portrait of Tony Blair revealed at National Portrait Gallery.
  • 25-year old Jeffrey Gonano is the winner of the $1mil. Picasso painting raffled by charity.
  • Christie's India auction does very well.
  • Italy comes to the aid of Alexandria, helping to restore Greco-Roman Museum after five-year closure.
  • Leadership position openings at arts institutions in DC could prove to be a big opportunity.
  • Jori Finkel moderates a discussion that explores the role the arts play in shaping our selves.
  • More on Amy Cappellazzo leaving Christie's and Tobias Meyer's departure from Sotheby's.
  • Felix Salmon's latest piece on the state of the art market bubble.
  • Art investment professionals discuss art as an investment.
  • What happens if a buyer changes their mind about a auction win or a gallery purchase?
  • New York galleries seeing an increase in visitors due to their selfie missions. Line for Kusama's Infinity Room at Zwirner getting kind of out of hand. Jerry Saltz says it's overrated and doesn't think it's worth the wait.
  • V&A Museum has "rapid response" strategy for collecting objects as soon as they become newsworthy.
  • National Gallery of Art receives Vincent van Gogh’s Green Wheat Fields, Auvers from estate of Paul Mellon.
  • Christopher Knight reviews the Alexander Calder exhibition at LACMA.
  • Francis Bacon’s triptych of Lucian Freud to be shown at Portland Art Museum for a few months.
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquires two video games for its permanent collection.
  • Martha Sutherland donates first painting Warhol ever sold to Crystal Bridges Museum.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art reports 39% jump in attendance over a one year period.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art successfully completes five-year, $54 million campaign to endow 29 staff positions.
  • Roy Lichtenstein Foundation donating Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender Photography Collection to institutions.
  • Bill Cosby's daughter Erin Cosby stages exhibition of photographs at Art Sanctuary
  • Obama nominates Thomas E. Rothman to be in The National Council on the Arts.
  • Christopher Knight picks his best of 2013.
  • New American Paintings has their list of artists to watch in 2014.
  • What Theaster Gates has been up to.
  • Andres Serrano's project of buying signs from homeless people off the streets of NY.
  • Daniel Rolnik to give "The Great North American Art Adventure" lecture Jan 2 at Amanda Harris Gallery.
  • Roberta Smith reviews Martin Creed’s shows at Gavin Brown and Hauser & Wirth.
  • Kim Gordon interviews Raymond Pettibon for Interview Magazine.
  • Interview with Jon Rafman about his Google street view works.
  • Mark Flood's works make an appearance on CBS’s Elementary.
  • How I Met Your Mother creator Carter Bays wants Banksy to be in the show's finale.
  • Artist-made Christmas cards from The Tate's archives.
  • Frieze reviews Sam Falls exhibition at Eva Presenhuber.
  • Ashton Cooper reviews Christian Marclay's show at Paula Cooper.
  • Julian Garcia & Matt Goerzen of Boca Gallery marketing to Shaquille O'Neal via "Artisanale Data Mining".
  • Lady Gaga's ARTPOP on track to lose $25mil. and break Interscope Records.
  • Alec Monopoly looking to team up on a piece with Justin Bieber. Video of the collaboration.
  • Pablo Picasso by Christian Zervos: Catalogue of Works, 1895–1972 (33 volumes), revised edition now available.
  • Converse x Nate Lowman shoes for Just One Eye on sale now.
  • Jeff Koons Split-Rocker limited edition vase now available.
  • Tracey Emin releases new items and editions in her web shop.
  • Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin soft sculpture available again.

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