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Overtime: Jan 13 – Jan 19



More stories from the week ended Jan 19 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Anish Kapoor's inflatable concert hall travels Japan and brings music to tsunami-hit areas.
  • Vilma Bautista sentenced two-six years for conspiring to sell paintings belonging to Philippine government.
  • Brand X Editions' lawsuit against Christopher Wool and Luhring Augustine allowed to proceed in court.
  • Nicholas H. Jepson sues Galerie Mongeon for refusing to return his Edgar Degas prints.
  • Two antique dealers accused of $1.5mil. art loan fraud and running a Ponzi scheme.
  • Mysterious portfolio of watercolors purportedly by Egon Schiele turns out to be mostly fakes.
  • Agreement reached in plagiarism accusation by Bridget Riley against Tobias Rehberger.
  • Controversy ignites over posthumous casts of Brancusi sculptures.
  • Cooper Union will officially start charging its undergraduates tuition after alternative plans rejected.
  • Some Los Angeles Unified School District schools lost art teachers over winter break.
  • Michael Wolf writes: New York's Museum of Modern Art: a case study in how to ruin an institution. Jerry Saltz writes an open letter to the museum.
  • Sotheby's publishes 14-page report defending authenticity of Su Shi scroll it sold.
  • The V&A set to publish complete list of Hitler’s confiscated degenerate art list online for the first time.
  • MOCA announces the appointment of Philippe Vergne as the museum’s new director. LA Times profiles him and the museum's situation. Vergne's first interview after the announcement of his hiring. Jori Finkel discusses hiring on Which Way, LA?. The art world reacts. Jerry Saltz's thoughts on Vergne. Christopher Knight's take.
  • National Museum of Afghanistan rebuilds after so many of its collection was looted or damaged/destroyed.
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pitches $350mil. plan in state aid for DIA, pension funds. DIA may have to come up with $100mil. to break free from the city.
  • Finland votes to reserve parcel of land on city’s South Harbor waterfront for prospective Guggenheim museum.
  • New theory suggests that Michelangelo drawing may actually be the artist's first sketch of the Sistine Chapel.
  • The history of African American gay men as seen through photographs.
  • Introducing Artist Book Foundation, new nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing fine-art references/books.
  • Interview with Peter Loughrey from Los Angeles Modern Auctions.
  • Gallerist writes about Zach Feuer and Joel Mesler's new space in Hudson called Retrospective.
  • Aran Cravey Gallery moves from Venice to Hollywood.
  • Robert Blumenthal plans to open gallery in Upper East Side of NYC.
  • Anderson Cooper wins bid for Jeff Koons piece at Haiti benefit auction for $1.4 mil. Banksy sells for $650k to Chris Martin.
  • Elaine Wynn identified as the buyer of Francis Bacon triptych of Lucian Freud.
  • Lord Lambton's son to sell £3.5mil Lucian Freud painting of his mother after inheritance disagreement settled.
  • Sotheby's to auction a Van Gogh painting once owned by Errol Flynn.
  • Buying and selling: art market versus the stock market.
  • Holland Cotter looks at today's role of money in art.
  • How art fairs are changing the way that galleries operate.
  • How auction houses competing for a share of the market could put them at risk.
  • Harley Davidson motorcycle given to the Pope Francis to be auctioned off to benefit charity.
  • 7,000 art objects to be on display at new Mumbai airport terminal.
  • Live maggots are being flown regularly to Qatar to supply A Thousand Years, on display in Damien Hirst show Relics.
  • British Museum has its most successful year in history with 6.7mil. visitors in 2013.
  • Metropolitan Museum will have a show featuring football trading cards.
  • The Denver Art Museum receives gift of 22 Impressionist works from the collection of Frederic C. Hamilton.
  • Robert W Wilson's will leaves his art collection, save for one Rosenquist piece, to the Whitney Museum.
  • Extensive profile of Jeffrey Deitch and what he's been up to and planning.
  • Jonathan Jones writes about the ten most subversive women artists in history.
  • NY Times reviews Richard Serra at Gagosian Gallery.
  • Andrew Russeth reviews Sarah Crowner show at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery.
  • Creative Time will show Kara Walker at Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory this May.
  • Stefan Haus writes about David Ostrowski.
  • Paper Magazine interviews Jeanette Hayes.
  • Lola Gil answers 12 Questions.
  • The Beckhams' Damien Hirst artwork moves into their new home.
  • Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute will be renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
  • Todd Hido print available from Whisper Editions.

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