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Overtime: Jan 28 – Feb 3



Overtime stories of the week:
  • Steve Wynn revealed to be Koons' Tulips buyer as The Wynn in Las Vegas has put the piece on display.
  • Is India facing a "cultural emergency" with writers, painters and filmmakers being targeted by the mob?
  • Nearly 400-year-old secret painting in Rembrandt masterpiece revealed using x-ray techniques.
  • Guests of anti-poverty group asked to leave  Musee d'Orsay because visitors complained that they smelled.
  • Spiegal Online feels German museums and governments have failed to properly address Nazi looted artworks.
  • Henry Kravis claims Donald Bryant reneged on jointly-owned MoMA Jasper Johns painting set donation.
  • Somalia undergoes an art renaissance in a time of relative calm from al Qaeda.
  • Central Utah Art Center claims Ephraim City cut off its funding and moved to evict due to censorship incident.
  • Werner Spies, who falsely authenticated forged Ernst paintings, organizes first major show since 2010.
  • Art dealer claims Romero Britto in on scheme to sell fake works of art attributed to him.
  • Home of Catalin Botezatu searched in connection of theft of seven masterpieces from Rotterdam museum.
  • Gary Nader Fine Art Gallery gets free police protection for exhibition of works from Jose Berardo's collection.
  • Metropolitan Museum deaccessioning sixteen Old Master paintings and selling them at Sotheby's.
  • Attendance at the Barnes Foundation has exceeded all projections, topping 200,000 in only seven months.
  • Leopold Museum is welcoming nudists to experience the galleries au naturel after public hours.
  • National Portrait Gallery exhibits unseen TS Eliot sketches for the first time.
  • Harvard uses 3-D printing to replicate ancient statue.
  • Jerry Saltz proposes a doing away of the outsider art moniker.
  • Roberta Smith challenges museums and institutions to integrate folk art with "academic art'.
  • Prado museum receives gift of 12 medieval and Renaissance works by Spanish artists from private donor.
  • Fendi gives over €2m to fund restoration of Trevi fountain.
  • Royal Academy instituting series of Sunday night viewings of Manet exhibition at a premium price of £30.
  • SFO Airport now has city’s most valuable art collection outside of museums.
  • San Francisco's Union Square art galleries suffer under tech boom due to escalating rent prices.
  • Questions regarding art market oversight.
  • The Art of Elysium's Pieces of Heaven benefit art auction now live on Paddle8.
  • Auction of dog art at Bonhams will offer two dozen statues and paintings of spaniels and etchings of Scotties.
  • ARCOMadrid trying to lure 150 VIPs to attend from US, Asia, Russia, etc. by paying for airfare and hotels.
  • List of artists chosen to participate in the California-Pacific Triennial released.
  • Thee first online biennial is coming.
  • 49ers' Vernon Davis opens art gallery in San Jose, CA to show his own work that that of others.
  • Frank Cohen turns dairy in Bloomsbury into gallery of his collection (free admission) to rival Charles Saatchi's.
  • Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova buys a major group of works by Ilya Kabakov.
  • Albrecht Durer pieces breaking auction records at Christie's.
  • Large banner featuring a court jester by George Condo currently up on façade of Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Tracey Emin's artwork to go up in Times Square.
  • Paul Emsley has alternatively version of Kate Middleton portrait.
  • David Choe launches DVDASA podcast with Asa Akira.
  • Tacita Dean makes a film exploring the mystery of Spiral Jetty.
  • Carl Andre talks about his work on occasion of this first show in the UK in over a decade.
  • Carl Andre dismisses conceptual art.
  • Video of Christian Mendoza creating his Indelible Light Mechanism mural in New York.
  • Interview with Georg Baselitz as he has some controversial remarks regarding female artists.
  • What Catherine Opie has been up to.
  • An interview with Mike Brodie, aka The Polaroid Kid, who has a book coming out.
  • Interview with Dean Valentine.
  • The Wall Street Journal interviews Marc Quinn.
  • Interview with Bryce Wolkowitz.
  • Wayne Coyne talks about the Womb, Damien Hirst, acid, and Yoko Ono with Hyperallergic.
  • Steven Soderbergh talks about his painting and art career.

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