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Overtime: Feb 9 – Feb 15



More stories from the week that ended Feb 15 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Jamian Juliano-Villani's solo exhibition at Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit now on view.
  • RIP: Rex Ray, who died at the age of 59 after a long illness.
  • RIP: Tomie Ohtake who died at the age of 101 due to cardiac arrest brought on by pneumonia.
  • Alfred Momaday prints, thought to be stolen, found in New Mexico meth lab.
  • Rudolf Staechelin Family Trust remove 18 loaned masterpieces from Kunstmuseum Basel.
  • Molly Crabapple is being monitored by the FBI and they have a huge file on her.
  • Investigation still underway for student who shut down Atlanta streets with public art project.
  • Long-lost painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci confiscated from a bank vault in Switzerland. Carlo Pedretti denies attributing the work to da Vinci.
  • Trial of Picasso's handyman Pierre Le Guennec and his wife, Danielle, begins in France. Witness doubts that Picasso gave him the works as gifts.
  • Damien Hirst just cashing in on his name nowadays?
  • Black history museums in the US encountering difficulty.
  • J. Paul Getty Trust having trouble bidding against ultra-wealthy for artwork.
  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shelves plan to turn former Franklin School downtown into a contemporary art museum.
  • Jeff Koons show at Musée du Louvre was cancelled due to "lack of funding".
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson directed Fifty Shades of Grey film met with protests from various groups and organizations.
  • Luke Brugnara, charged with stealing $11mil. in stolen art, escapes federal custody. His lawyer may leave him. He's now recaptured and back in custody.
  • WallStreetDaily suggests investing in stocks and bonds instead of art.
  • The rise and fall of Anselm Reyle is a study in the dangers of investing in art.
  • Gifts by philanthropists to museums/libraries and performing arts in the US dropped slightly in 2014 for top 50.
  • Lawsuit challenging the admissions policy of the Metropolitan Museum in New York dismissed in court.
  • ICA Miami loses interim director Suzanne Weaver after five months.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum director Anne Hawley plans to step down at the end of the year.
  • West Kowloon Cultural District Authority chief executive Michael Lynch to leave his position in August.
  • Shauta Marsh to vacate her position as executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Whitney Kimball moving on from Art F City and probably the art world at large.
  • Art world connections from HSBC’s secretive Swiss banking arm accounts leaked.
  • Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and National Gallery of Art ban selfie sticks.
  • Artnews shares How 8 Art World Power Couples Met and Fell In Love For Valentine's Day.
  • The New School for Drama establishes the Arts Integrity Initiative to study censorship.
  • Thomas C. Danziger and Georges G. Lederman provide advice for those under investigation for sales tax evasion.
  • A look at Marlene Dumas' show at Tate Modern.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum yet to announce purchases of Georgia O’Keeffe and Jasper Johns works at auction.
  • The Fondation Beyeler may construct a new building to expand its museum in Riehen. Paul Gauguin retrospective there includes long-lost sculpture.
  • The Met hosting a meeting of museum leaders from 15 countries in April to discuss various worldwide museum issues.
  • The Chinati Foundation receives $750k from the Lannan Foundation to support the Robert Irwin Project.
  • Centre Pompidou to host pop-up locations all over France.
  • MOCA adds four new trustees to its board.
  • Björk releases the trailer for Black Lake in anticipation of her MoMA show.
  • V&A museum raises £5mil to buy four bronze angels originally made for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
  • How should museums develop, acquire, and exhibit video games?
  • What does Qatar's $300mil. Paul Gauguin acquisition say about the country's financial resources?
  • United Talent Agency to start a division, headed by Joshua Roth, that will represent artists for projects.
  • Christie's acquires Collectrium for $16mil.
  • Adam Lindemann discusses art as an investment.
  • Kenny Schachter talks to ArtTactic about the London auctions.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on the Sotheby's London evening sale. Judd Tully also has a report.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on the Christie's London evening sale. Judd Tully also has a report.
  • Judd Tully reports on the Phillips London evening sale.
  • Work by artists born after 1980 did well at auction this week.
  • Artspace lists the 10 of the Best Artworks at Zona Maco 2015. It also has the artists to watch at Material.
  • Jho Low revealed to be buyer of $49mil. Basquiat Dustheads painting.
  • Did Steve Wynn turn down a $60mil. offer for his Jeff Koons Popeye sculpture that he purchased for $28mil.?
  • Matthew Day Jackson selling a condo he renovated in Brooklyn for $11mil.
  • Aby Rosen pays $55mil. for 190 Bowery building Jay Maisel bought for $102,000 around 1966.
  • Interview and home visit with Henry Relph.
  • Emerging artist's PR firm publicizes auction result.
  • Ai Weiwei to film (via Skype) vignette set in Berlin about estranged son.
  • Dwyer Kilcollin M+B and LA><ART shows at park and in the gallery reviewed by ArtForum (PDF).
  • Interview with Alex Ito.
  • Darja Bajagić's works on the cover of Mousse Magazine.
  • ArtInfo looks at Petra Cortright's show at Foxy Production.
  • NY mayor Bill de Blasio nominates Hank Willis Thomas for the Painter seat of the Public Design Commission.
  • Cayetano Ferrer is the winner of the 2015 Faena Prize for the Arts.
  • Artspace interviews Alec Soth.
  • Andrew Russeth checks out some art shows and events in New York.
  • What's in Christian Grey's art collection in the 50 Shades of Grey film?
  • Former NBA player Desmond Mason has a successful second career as an artist.
  • Artnews places Brian Williams in scenes from art history.

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