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More stories from the week that ended Feb 16 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Students petition to have Tony Matelli's Sleepwalker sculpture removed from Wellesley College campus.
  • RIP: Terry Adkins, who died of heart failure at age 60.
  • RIP: Leonard Knight, who died at the age of 82, possibly from diabetes.
  • RIP: Nancy Holt, who died at the age of 75.
  • RIP: Maggie Estep, who died of a heart attack at age 50.
  • RIP: Hudson, who died at the age of 63. Tributes from art world figures.
  • Jason White taken into custody by FBI special agents and faces federal cyberstalking charges.
  • Kiev Biennale postponed as violent protests continue to hit capital due to political unrest.
  • Phlegm install (6 weeks of work) to be destroyed because he doesn’t believe in commercialisation of art.
  • Proposed Islamic art museum divides Venice as right-wing politicians say they plan to protest museum.
  • Michelangelo revealed to have started his career by being a master forger.
  • Nuclear analysis proves painting believed to be by Léger in Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a fake.
  • JonOne accuses his dealer of selling fakes of his work as case goes to court.
  • French museum employee sits on 200-year old Napolean chair and breaks it.
  • Dozens more art works, including by Renoir & Picasso, emerge at the home of Cornelius Gurlitt. Jewish advocates called for the publication of newly found works. Germany debates a draft law to aid the return of Nazi-looted art. The country's officials begin discussing plans for new independent center as part of efforts to strengthen its handling of restitution of Nazi-looted art.
  • Mamoru Samuragochi's hearing disability and musical genius turns out to be elaborate hoax.
  • Mayor of London to investigate rising rents as artists are being pushed out due to unaffordability.
  • Opening of Broad Museum delayed from 2014 until sometime in 2015.
  • Judge temporarily bars removal of Picasso tapestry from Four Seasons hotel in NYC.
  • George Clooney backs return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece while promoting Monuments Men. He calls for Mona Lisa to be returned to Italy from France.
  • Dumb Starbucks art project opens in Los Feliz. Pics from inside. It's revealed to be backdrop for Comedy Central show Nathan For You. Marc Horowitz reported to have falsely taken credit for the project. It gets shut down by health officials.
  • Two paintings by Edward Hopper get hung in the Oval Office.
  • LA Weekly wants George Lucas to bring his musem to Los Angeles.
  • Janet Echelman seeking Kickstarter funds for a aerial sculpture public art project.
  • Portrait of Hilary Mantel by Nick Lord, will be first painting of living author displayed at British Library.
  • What’s next for the Dia Art Foundation after the departure of Philippe Vergne.
  • Jeff Koons' Hanging Heart sculpture is unveiled at Crystal Bridges Museum.
  • Helen Pashgian gets a exhibition at LACMA.
  • Frick lending significant group of paintings, sculptures and objects to show at the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
  • The market for Arte Povera about to explode with upcoming sales. Christie's sale does well.
  • Artprice says that China is the world's top buyer of art as worldwide sales hit new record of $12bil.
  • Sotheby's London offers previously unpublished letters and drawings by Lucian Freud.
  • The most costly works of art that has been made or will be made.
  • Story behind the installation of Jeff Koons' Hanging Heart at Sotheby's.
  • Fred Guardineer's Action Comics #15 original Superman cover art up for auction at Heritage Auctions.
  • Those behind SellYouLater.com answers some questions.
  • Paris Photo Los Angeles fair provides a preview of their exhibitor list.
  • Google and the Saatchi Gallery join forces on Motion Photography Prize to award artists that make gifs.
  • Leo Fitzpatrick discusses art and his and Nate Lowman's Home Alone 2 gallery.
  • New photographic series by Tim Barber called Relations.
  • Damien Hirst reveals how he uses his children's ideas for his own artwork.
  • New Republic takes a look at Matthew Barney's River of Fundament.
  • Andrew M. Goldstein interviews Stefania Bortolami.
  • List of art world power couples.
  • Nail art as a new art form.
  • Carnage Issue 6 released.
  • Chuck Close's raw portrait photographs of stars without their make-up on.
  • What it's like experiencing Shia LeBeouf's performance art piece. His quest in finding a gallery in LA to host the show. Jerry O’Connell sets up his own art performance directly next door to LeBeouf.
  • David Beckham to create artwork in the "street art style".
  • Indianapolis International Airport rejects commissioned artwork by Tre Reising because of "belieber" use.

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