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Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10



Overtime stories of the week:
  • Quint Contemporary Art gallery has new editions available by Kelsey Brookes.
  • Unnamed collector finds what is claimed to be the "head" of Courbet's The Origin of the World. Expert and dealer Hubert Duchemin disputes claim that it is a Courbet.
  • Hacker exposes paintings that George Bush is working on, including bath and showering self-portrait.
  • Fu Baoshi paintings on display are fakes, says his granddaughter, who is an art dealer.
  • French government charges Guy Wildenstein with tax evasion and money laundering.
  • Executives at The Getty enjoyed big pay increases in 2012 while 34 others were laid off.
  • Agnews, one of the world’s oldest art galleries, to close after 195 years.
  • Bitter dispute involving Gérard Faggionato, Mugrabi family, and Edward Spencer-Churchill has been settled.
  • Delaware judge asked to break deadlock among feuding directors of Cy Twombly's foundation.
  • Faculty from Cooper Union sends letter to school's dean opposing proposals to implement tuition system.
  • Nude paintings of gods, goddesses removed from art gallery in Bangalore at police request.
  • Cookie Monster art thief may have sent second ransom note regarding stolen cookie sculpture.
  • Restored statue of Lady Thatcher needs home, a decade after decapitation by a anti-capitalist protester.
  • Pompeii restorer Annamaria Cavaco accused of fraud and is is under house arrest on corruption charges.
  • The estate of Lucian Freud has bequeathed works by Corot and Degas to Britain in lieu of inheritance tax.
  • NY's highest court to review ruling that could force state’s auction industry to reveal seller names to buyers.
  • Export bar placed on George Stubbs's Kangaroo with the hope that it can remain in Britain.
  • Debra and Dennis Scholl donates approximately 300 pieces to the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
  • Domino Sugar gives two tons of refined pure white sugar to Smack Mellon after it was flooded by Sandy.
  • Museums struggling with restrictions placed by donors of artwork.
  • Northwestern, AIoC to collaborate on conservation science center after receiving $2.5 million grant.
  • ArtPrize and Walker Art Center launch $5,000 project to bring artist from Minnesota to ArtPrize 2013.
  • Bob Colacello profiles and examines the current problems at MOCA.
  • Brian and Eva Sweeney open the El Segundo Museum of Art, focused on arts education.
  • Long-delayed WTC arts center gets $1 million in funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
  • P21, gallery specializing in work by Palestinian artists or engaging with theme of Palestine, opens in London.
  • Menil Collection discovers bright colors and bumper stickers while conserving John Chamberlain sculptures.
  • Michael Govan to co-organize exhibition at Punta della Dogana from Pinault's collection during Biennale.
  • Asian collectors get back into purchasing Western art, with strong showing at Sotheby's sale.
  • Christie's to sell Andy Williams' art collection, with works by Diebenkor, Basquiat, Ruscha, Noland, and more.
  • Photographs, from what is believed to be one of the first ever fashion shoots, to go to auction.
  • Another article about the outrageous art market.
  • Artist is career most likely to hook-up with "co-workers".
  • Show of Dr. Seuss's paintings and other items, like his hat, will be on view at Animazing Gallery in Soho.
  • Jacob Kassay joins 303 Gallery after going a few months without gallery representation in New York City.
  • Yayoi Kusma official joins David Zwirner gallery after leaving Gagosian Gallery after 5 years.
  • Jack Pierson discusses a chair he purchased.
  • Grandlife interviews Richard Phillips.
  • Isabelle Alford-Lago has painted her gorilla on the side of the Topo Ranch store on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
  • Marc Quinn turns one of the most memorable images of the 2011 UK riots into a tapestry.
  • Bob Dylan currently has a show of paintings in Milan of scenes taken from photographs in New Orleans.
  • Christopher Knight reviews Llyn Foulkes' retrospective at UCLA Hammer Museum.
  • Hrag Vartanian's take on Faile’s collaboration with the New York City Ballet, Les Ballets de Faile.
  • London Underground commissions Mark Wallinger to create 270 works to celebrate the tube's anniversary.
  • Kate Moss commissions Bambi oil painting portrait of her for £50,000.
  • Boo-Hooray commemorates Larry Clark's 70th birthday with a edition of 70 signed and numbered skatedeck.
  • New book from Ashley Wood almost ready for release.
  • A progress shot from a new painting that Eric Fortune is working on.
  • New work from Frank Gonzales.
  • Phlegm shows once again his skills at drawing - a precursor to a wall piece he painted in the past.

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