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More stories from the week that ended Feb 8 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Images and information up for Israel Lund's exhibition at The Power Station.
  • RIP: Walter Liedtke, who died at the age of 69 after he was killed in the Metro-North train crash.
  • RIP: Carl Djerassi, who died at 91. He was the inventor of the birth control pill and a avid art collector.
  • Islamic State burns and destroys historic collections on science, culture, poetry and children’s books in Mosul.
  • Several galleries and dealers receive subpoenas from Manhattan DA’s office requesting sales and shipping records.
  • Michael Torres destroys $100k worth of statues and artifacts at East Village church.
  • Frank Gehry to no longer build crumpled paper bag buildings ever again.
  • UK government export bar placed on recently rediscovered Claude Lorrain painting.
  • How can the art market be regulated and is this really needed?
  • Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba for at least 60 more days.
  • Pratt student's sketch of masturbating man helps police catch a sex offender.
  • Georgia State University art project shuts down major highway in Atlanta.
  • Free admission offered at Louvre as French archaeologists protest and 100 protesters block the ticketing area.
  • Barbara B. Allbritton sues the US for wrongly taxing her family $40mil over artwork that never changed ownership.
  • Brian Boucher writes a weird article about Jamian Juliano-Villani and appropriation.
  • Photographer accused of plagiarism actually took the same picture just moments apart.
  • National Gallery director Nicholas Penny booed by staff over privation plans.
  • More about the events surrounding mattress performance artist Emma Sulkowicz's rape accusation.
  • NY mayor Bill de Blasio plans to build 1,500 affordable artist work/live spaces by 2024.
  • Hrag Vartanian discusses his trip to Los Angeles.
  • The Broad Museum to open on Sept 20 and have a sneak peak on Feb 15.
  • University of Texas, Austin to build Ellsworth Kelly-designed Austin building.
  • Indian wall hanging rescued by art appraiser from the scrap heap goes on show at the V&A.
  • Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to unveil what it believes to be Michelangelo's only surviving bronze sculptures.
  • Selection of ~150 paintings from North Korean artists from Frans Broersen's collection shown in South Korea museum.
  • National Gallery aims to integrate Corcoran works to its collection while keeping its legacy alive. What happens to the works they do not acquire?
  • Cold war missile launcher installed on the terraces of the Hayward Gallery in London.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum leading a group of 14 US institutions in an effort to build online American art database.
  • Colgate University receives go-ahead to construct a Center for Art and Culture, designed by David Adjaye.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art receive five important French paintings from museum patron Helen Tyson Madeira.
  • Honolulu Museum of Art welcomes Healoha Johnston, its first dedicated curator for Hawai‘i-based art.
  • Yvon Lambert in talks with Vence mayor about housing some of his holdings at the Château de Villeneuve.
  • ArtNews writes about the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial.
  • A look at the Institute for Totaled Art.
  • Rudolf Staechelin sells Paul Gauguin's Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) reportedly for $300mil.
  • NY Times writes about Phillips' Editions sale.
  • Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale posts highest total yet for that department. Christie's sale totals $222.8mil.
  • Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary day sale has lots by three artists fresh to auction market.
  • Noël Coward collection of paintings and objects to be sold by Christie's.
  • Eric Clapton consigns his Cy Twombly painting to auction in London.
  • A look at the market for Monet paintings.
  • Bruno Bischofberger to unveil 250k square foot art complex in southeast Zurich.
  • Artsy writes about the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair.
  • ArtForum visits Paramount Ranch art fair. Paris,LA also takes a look.
  • T Magazine writes about the Mexico City art fairs.
  • A look at Hooper Projects and what its artists think of Los Angeles.
  • Profile of Danny First and his space, called the Cabin.
  • Gunnar Hoglund talks about collecting.
  • Is the art market in a bubble because of the high level of concentration in value in its top artists?
  • Eleven Rivington now represents Marsha Cottrell.
  • New art storage facility, Uovo, opens in Long Island City, Queens.
  • Adrian Ghenie selected by Romania to represent it at the Venice Biennale.
  • Dan Colen solo will be inaugural show at Venus over Los Angeles.
  • Ross Simonini interviews Richard Aldrich.
  • Frank Magnotta show at Junior Projects is a ArtForum critic's pick.
  • Interview with Scott McCloud about The Sculptor.
  • Christopher Bollen writes a novel set in Long Island art world.
  • A look at Luc Tuyman's show at David Zwirner.
  • Five artists and architects shortlisted to design monument to commemorate Polish people who saved Jews.
  • Artspace interviews Jose Dávila.
  • Ben Davis looks at the On Kawara retrospective at the Guggenheim.
  • Interview with Urs Fischer.
  • A look at Parker Ito's show at Chateau Shatto's temporary warehouse space.
  • Profile of Rick Rocamora.
  • Olafur Eliasson confirmed as the final judge of The Space/WIRED Creative Fellows Programme.
  • Jerry Saltz wins Columns & Commentary award at National Magazine Award dinner. He is interviewed about Street Art Throwdown and his time on TV.
  • Roberta Smith visits group shows around New York. She also reviews Devin Troy Strother's show at Marlborough Chelsea.
  • SFAQ[Projects] releases Barry McGee poster.
  • Lazarides releases new editions by Lucy McLauchlan.
  • You can buy your very own Gnome Chomsky the Garden Noam.
  • Big names from the entertainment industry attended the Los Angeles art fairs.
  • Kim Kardashian commercial appears to appropriate Richard Prince's Instagram prints.
  • Nobilified takes Super Bowl players and depicts them in classical paintings.
  • Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon, of Rubber House Studios, creates pixelated Simpsons animation.

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