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Overtime: Feb 16 – Feb 22



More stories from the week that ended Feb 21 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Landon Metz show opens at James Fuentes. Metz discusses the show with Interview Magazine.
  • RIP: Sheila Caro, artist and wife of Anthony Caro.
  • Michael Asher's only permanent outdoor work destroyed by man welding a sledgehammer.
  • UN Security Council bans all trade in artifacts from Syria, accusing IS militants of looting to raise funds.
  • Dispute over Cornelius Gurlitt's will delaying efforts to research works and process restitution cases.
  • Prosecutor in the case against Picasso's electrician, Pierre le Guennec, requests five-year suspended prison sentence.
  • José Manuel Fernández Castiñeiras, former electrician, given 10-year prison sentence for stealing the Codex Calixtinus.
  • Artists, including Deller, Barlow, and Atkins, sign open letter in support of the cultural boycott of Israel.
  • Musée Maillol closes as management company files for bankruptcy after falling attendance and rising debt.
  • 19 artworks removed from the sculpture park at Kalagram, Chandigarh due to objectionable content.
  • Noah Charney explains how anyone can fake a Banksy work for under $10.
  • Stolen painting actually not a real Francesco Guardi piece.
  • Omega appropriates Ahmed Mater's Magnetism piece and is being sued by the artist.
  • What should be the ethical requirements for licensed architects?
  • Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub $2bil. over budget and seven years late.
  • Sergio Fusetti, lead restorer at Basilica of Saint Francis, denies that his team permanently damaged series of frescoes.
  • Restoration Service of the Museums of France (RSMF) authenticates rare self-portrait by Francisco de Goya.
  • Gin Wong-designed 76 Station in Beverly Hills awarded landmark status.
  • The gallery scene in Los Angeles during Oscars week.
  • Was Cézanne really the father of modern art?
  • Speculation on who might be behind the Instagram account @freeze_de.
  • Alanna Martinez pines for art's golden age.
  • In-progress images of the Broad Museum building.
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art searching for new location, possibly outside of city limits.
  • 35 artists, including Mark Grotjahn, Barbara Kruger and Shepard Fairey, donating works to benefit MOCA.
  • Robert and Renee Belfer donating over 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum.
  • The Strong National Museum of Play in NY is building a hall of fame for video games.
  • The Tate posts images of landscapes by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden back on its website.
  • Artnet takes a look at the 10 best works of art in New York museums.
  • Frank Stella's Inflated Star and Wooden Star installed at The Royal Academy of Arts.
  • Three major Alexander McQueen exhibitions will open its doors in London next month.
  • Andrea Zittel exhibition coming to Palm Springs Art Museum in March.
  • George R.R. Martin pledges $2.7mil. to renovate disused Santa Fe bowling alley so that it can host a new art center.
  • Ken Griffin gives $10mil. to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago through his charity.
  • Officials in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia preparing plan to save Portigon AG's 400-piece art collection.
  • Gérard Faggionato closes his gallery joining the sales team at David Zwirner Gallery.
  • Amy Capellazzo discusses her advisory firm and the art market.
  • Kenny Schachter talks about the art market, his visit to LA, and the London auctions.
  • Edward Dolman discusses business at Phillips and also his competitors Sotheby's and Christie's.
  • Bob Bonis Archive with unseen photographs of The Beatles and Rolling Stones end up on eBay.
  • Darren Bader's conceptual work consisting of £10,211 sells at auction for a £10,000 hammer bid.
  • Ken Griffin revealed to be the buyer of $46.4mil. Richter at Sotheby's auction.
  • Is the market driving the resurgence of the painting medium?
  • Paddy Johnson's take on what United Talent Agency's representation of artists do to their work.
  •  stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco to have artist-manned booths where artists keep 100% of sales.
  • More galleries in New York moving from Chelsea to the Flower District.
  • Interview with the gallerist at Freddy.
  • Damien Hirst talks about collecting.
  • Profile of Robert Fraser.
  • Some of Jackson Pollock's secrets revealed after restoration of his Alchemy painting.
  • Peddy Mergui uses familiar brands and logos to reimagines everyday foods as designer groceries.
  • Pierre Huyghe wins 2015 Kurt Schwitters Award and $28,000 prize.
  • Interview with Brad Troemel on Artspace.
  • WWD writes about the John Currin opening at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
  • A look back at Richard Ankrom's guerilla public service on LA's 110 freeway.
  • Q&A with M Lamar about Negrogothic.
  • Modern Painters has a feature on Kasper Sonne.
  • Playboy profiles and interviews Kehinde Wiley.
  • Dread Scott talks about Malcom X.
  • Widewalls looks at the work of Cali Thornhill Dewitt.
  • New Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?, recently found and will be published.
  • Profile of Mariam Ghani, whose father is the president of Afghanistan.
  • Stefanos draws on and modifies Euro currency to depict economic and social instability.
  • María María Acha-Kutscher has been paying tribute to female activists in her series of illustrations.
  • Joy Pitts makes artwork using clothing labels.
  • Issue 50 of Visionaire includes artist toys by Kehinde Wiley, R Crumb, Noble & Webster, and more.
  • Guggenheim's Cookie Monster Instagrams inspire meme.
  • Artists that got their start in the fashion industry.
  • Chris Brown now an aspiring street artist. He sells two canvases for $25k each and another for $12k.
  • Pussy Riot's first song in English, Can’t Breathe, is about Eric Gardner.
  • Artnet has list of 12 Artists Who Do BDSM Better Than 50 Shades of Grey.
  • New trend of tourists taking nude pics at historic sites.

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