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Overtime: Feb 3 – Feb 9


Gift Horse by Hans Haacke will grace the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square

More stories from the week that ended Feb 9 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth to show Hans Haacke piece in '15 and David Shrigley's in '16.
  • The Museum Folkwang in Essen cancels Balthus show after critics complain of pedophilia concerns.
  • Tim Haries sentenced to six months in prison for defacing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Petr Pavlensky explains why he nailed his scrotum to Red Square.
  • Marc Chagall painting purchased for £100k and determined to be fake could be incinerated in front of magistrate.
  • Court rules that officials must hand over titles & sizes of works in Cornelius Gurlitt’s art cache to German reporter.
  • Hitler's plans for the museum he would have built to house the Nazi's looted art collection.
  • 19 foot canvas by Pablo Picasso hanging at Four Seasons in NYC in danger of being evicted from hotel.
  • The difficulties with the Modigliani market.
  • Christie's cancels sale of 85 Miro paintings after uncertainty of whether Portugal could sell the works to buyers abroad. Portugal still plans to sell Miro paintings despite cancellation of Christie's sale due to legal dispute.
  • Judge in Perelman lawsuit against Gagosian dismisses five of six claims, while fraud claim goes forward.
  • Study refutes assertion that N.E.A. funds is “a wealth transfer from poorer to wealthier citizens.”
  • Consistent under-reporting by Chinese of value, volume & type of art shipments in inbound and outbound directions.
  • Ivan Karp's OK Harris gallery in Soho to close its doors.
  • André Schmitz, Berlin’s culture secretary resigns due to Swiss account tax dodging scandal.
  • Banksy's Girl With Balloon street piece to be removed from wall and sold. Kissing Coppers wall piece will be auctioned off as well in Miami.
  • Elizabeth Peyton leaves long-time gallery Gavin Brown for Gladstone, which had been selling her work in secondary market.
  • Adam Sender's hedge-fund firm Exis Capital to shut down following poor performance last year.
  • Due to first year controversy over the way winner was chosen, Hammer Museum changes Made in L.A. biennial awards.
  • Ann Arbor City Council debates on whether the city should spend $448k on sewage-themed public art.
  • Moby's reasons for artists and others to move out of NYC and to LA or other cities.
  • Low performing Eliot Middle School in Pasadena transforming itself into an arts magnet, informally renaming it Eliot Art.
  • Group of female artists and art history majors film themselves at Columbia University’s Butler Library.
  • MOCA's new director, Philippe Vergne, will likely start work in early March, according to museum.
  • Ezrha Jean Black discusses Dave Hickey's talk at Grand Central Market.
  • The Hollywood Reporter writes about Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair. Art Forum visits Los Angeles fairs and social scene, and also Paramount Ranch.
  • Records for works by Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, and Pablo Picasso broken at Sotheby's London.
  • Juan Gris's Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux sells for £34.8 million (a record for the artist) at Christie's.
  • Phillips to sell photographs from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago at its NYC and London locations.
  • Status report of online art sellers Artspace, Artsy, and Paddle8.
  • Presidio Trust rejects all three museum proposals, including Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. It then offers George Lucas another spot for his proposed museum.
  • Corcoran to receive half of proceeds from sale of Monet Water Lillies painting, if result is in excess of $25 million.
  • George Bellows painting sold by Randolph College is first major American painting to enter National Gallery’s collection.
  • Getty Museum revealed as buyer of $4mil. Seurat drawing from the personal collection of Jan Krugier.
  • Cooper-Hewitt museum receives $10mil. gift for renovation.
  • The Workers plan to use their digital prize winnings to let loose remote-controlled robots in Tate at night.
  • DC's Franklin School to be converted into kunsthalle.
  • Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities.
  • A "insider" guide to the art scene in Los Angeles.
  • KAWS takes a look at some of the graffiti works in Martin Wong's collection and talks about his own experiences.
  • Shepard Fairey discusses printmaking, his artwork, and his future happenings.
  • Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé converse and discuss film-making and River of Fundament.
  • Paula Crown and Mills Moran have a conversation about the Dallas scene and OHWOW and her artwork.
  • 24 Questions for David Altmejd.
  • A quick guide to post-minimalism.
  • Joseph Henrikson of Anonymous Gallery talks about Mexico City, Pryce Lee, and Still House.
  • Jason Jaworski has a new zine series called MOIS, where he's making monthly books/zines focused on different cities.
  • Etienne Lavie steals ads from the posters and billboards of Paris and replaces them with images of famous paintings.
  • Serpentine Galleries releases a new limited edition sculpture by Olafur Eliasson.
  • Drake takes a bunch of photos at Turrell exhibition at LACMA.
  • Harry Styles buys 20 works by Hayden Kays.
  • Artwork by Matthew Modine and Tony Bennett among pieces donated for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival winners.

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