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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16


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More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Blair Thurman's first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery.
  • RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep.
  • RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions.
  • Ryder Ripps' ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New York. The work is widely criticized.
  • Theft of up to 302 works of art from Turkey's State Art and Sculpture Museum revealed to be an inside job.
  • Six former Spanish government officials investigated over alleged corruption surrounding purchase of Goya works.
  • Sotheby's third quarter 2014 private sales transactions fell 61% to $153.5mil.
  • Study shows over 70% of visual artists who took part in publicly funded exhibitions in last three years in UK received no fee.
  • FIAC LA 2015 postponed until 2016. May actually be cancelled.
  • Friends of the Parks sue Chicago to block the building of the Lucas Museum on lakefront.
  • How the fall of the Berlin Wall affected artists.
  • Online shop in China shut down probably due to Ai Weiwei t-shirts.
  • Profile of Chris Marinello, one of the world’s most experienced art hunters and restitution experts.
  • American Association of Museums has a reputation for going easy on Nazi-looted artwork.
  • Michael Elion's Cape Town memorial to Nelson Mandela criticized.
  • Shepard Fairey speaks out against Time Magazine appropriating his style for their cover.
  • A guide to the words and terms used at art auctions.
  • A guide on which venue to choose when selling artwork from your collection.
  • A guide on how to investigate an art dealer's reputation.
  • Artnet's top twenty hottest art world hangouts.
  • Report: Brooklyn cultural institutions drew more than 4.5mil. visitors and generated more than $300mil. last year.
  • Dyslexie, a typeface designed specifically for people with dyslexia by Christian Boer exhibited at Istanbul Design Biennial.
  • The art collection of Detroit Institute of Art officially safe from creditors.
  • MOCANoMi and ICA Miami reach a settlement from their dispute.
  • Frick Collection's plan for expansion receiving lots of opposition.
  • The Smithsonian unveils $2bil. plan for Mall renovation.
  • The Chinati Foundation's Sustaining membership includes Matthew Day Jackson print.
  • Pierre Cardin opens new Past-Present-Future museum in Paris.
  • What the Met has planned for the Whitney's old home.
  • Information on the 2015 Triennial at the New Museum released.
  • A look at the Mahatma Gandhi statue that will go up in London's Parliament Square.
  • A glimpse at the new Harvard Art Museums.
  • Diane von Furstenberg and others contribute to $12mil. restoration for Jewish Museum & synagogues in Venice.
  • Oprah Winrey helps fund the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.
  • Judd Tully covers Sotheby's contemporary art evening sale. Artnet also has a recap.
  • Judd Tully covers Christie's record-breaking contemporary art evening sale. Artnet also has a recap.
  • Judd Tully covers Phillips' evening sale. Artnet also has a recap.
  • Steven A. Cohen revealed as buyer of $101mil. Giacometti Chariot sculpture.
  • Colin Gleadell analyzes some artists and auction lots from the week's sales.
  • Kenny Schachter talks about some auction lots in ArtTactic's podcast.
  • Jeff Koons turns some Birkin bags into readymades during a benefit for Project Perpetual.
  • Jeffrey Deitch strolls the auction previews in New York.
  • George W Bush paints a father-son portrait. He discusses it on the Today show.
  • Annie Leibovitz’s photograph of 14 of today’s influential women gallerists for Vanity Fair.
  • David Titlow wins £12,000 Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize.
  • Nate Lowman, Simon de Pury, and Leo Fitzpatrick are DJing this year's RxArt party.
  • What's eating Cady Noland?
  • Craig Hubert takes on Banksy.
  • The Kansas City Star reviews the Michael Manning show at Bill Brady KC.
  • A show of Robert Heinecken's Polaroids.
  • Profile of Olafur Eliasson.
  • Sven Sachsalber will spend two days trying to find a needle in a haystack at the Palais de Tokyo.
  • Ben Davis reviews Takashi Murakami's Gagosian Gallery show.
  • Christopher Knight reviews Sayre Gomez's show at Francois Ghebaly Gallery. Artsy looks at his work.
  • Alex Israel and Josh Smith produce a one-day show at Reena Spaulings.
  • Rachel Rose has won the illy Present Future Prize, which was presented at Artissima.
  • A look at Frank Gehry's Dr Chau Chak wing building in Sydney.
  • New Dave Kinsey prints available at BLK/MRKT.
  • Rosha Yaghmai's panties available at LA><ART shop.
  • Why the Kardashians are so into art.
  • Kim Kardashian coming out with a art book of selfies called Selfish.
  • Met Museum attempts to cash in on the attention paid to Kim Kardashian's buttocks.

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