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More stories from the week that ended March 1 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • First Jeff Koons public art sculpture acquired by a city to go up in front of new arena in downtown Sacramento.
  • RIP: Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83. The famous actor was also a photographer, collector, and arts supporter.
  • RIP: Edward Albers, who died at the age of 59 after a fire in his apartment building.
  • Previously missing Picasso painting resurfaces after it is shipped to US under false pretenses and seized.
  • Spanish police arrest brothers that sold a fake Goya painting and were paid with photocopied cash.
  • Yves Bouvier arrested in Monaco over alleged price-fixing scam. Victims include Dmitry Rybolovlev.
  • Restitution of art seized by Cuban authorities in the 1960s no closer to return to respective artists.
  • NY Times takes a look at theories surrounding the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist.
  • ISIS burns thousands of books in Iraq in act of libricide. They also destroy priceless works at Mosul museum.
  • Dean Levin sues Robert Blumenthal for $200,000 due to unpaid show. Robert Blumenthal countersues the artist for $300k, saying he is owed unfulfilled artwork.
  • Germany is sued in U.S. court by Jewish claimants over medieval treasure acquired by Nazis.
  • Christie's sued by Elizabeth Taylor Trust over $8mil lot sale that was rescinded.
  • Larry Gagosian will not allow anyone to photograph his new mansion.
  • Henry Moore's daughter Mary Moore says that Damien Hirst set back art by 100 years.
  • Numbers still show that NYC galleries still low on female artists in their rosters.
  • Marcato Capital Management accuses Sotheby's board and management of "willful neglect".
  • Bjarne Melgaard’s current show at the Munch Museum drawing heavy criticism from the media.
  • Jeremy Deller withdraws his name from cultural boycott campaign of Israel.
  • Is Xu Yong's book featuring 35mm negatives of the Tiananmen Square protest political or just an art book?
  • Museo Jumex cancels Hermann Nitsch show and museum director Patrick Charpenel resigns.
  • Barberini Museum founding director Peter Joch resigns.
  • Elda Oreto's characters The Secret Lodge book may resemble real life artists (Petra Cortright, Artie Vierkant) too closely.
  • US returns to Italy a Giambattista Tiepolo painting and an ancient Etruscan bronze statuette of Herakles.
  • Getty Conservation Institute and LA city launch historicplacesla.org, an online inventory of sites with cultural significance.
  • Toledo Museum of Art to return stolen artifact to Gotha Museum.
  • Stedelijk Museum opens exhibition that publicizes its doubts about rights to works in its collection.
  • Barnes Foundation has discovered it owns two previously unknown Cézanne sketches on the backs of two watercolors.
  • The Whitney Plantation is the first slavery museum in America.
  • Museum of the Bible, $400mil. enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, undergoes construction.
  • Rothschild family donating items to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Wellcome Collection's exhibition Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime explores history, science and art of forensic medicine.
  • Artis receives a $1mil gift from an anonymous donor.
  • Rouen to open Historial Jeanne d’Arc, a museum dedicated to tracing the history of Joan of Arc.
  • Roberta Smith reviews Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic show at the Brooklyn Museum.
  • David Salle writes about MoMA's The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World.
  • WSJ reviews the New Museum Triennial. Scott Indrisek also takes a look. Paddy Johnson also visits and writes about the show. Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné give their thoughts on the show.
  • The Havana Biennial will include work by 120 artists from about 40 countries.
  • WSJ profiles the late Robert Fraser.
  • More lawyers involved nowadays in art collecting transactions.
  • ArtNews details how Peter Lik came to the $6.5mil. sale number for his supposed record-setting photograph. What people are saying about Peter Lik.
  • Profile of Marina Abramovic and the economics of the performance art market.
  • Ben Brown talks about art fairs and how they benefit his art dealing business.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer home sale sets record price for a Wright house at $6.8mil.
  • Cait Munro lists 14 Young New York Art Dealers To Watch.
  • Los Angeles Magazine profiles Stefan Simchowitz. How Stefan Simchowitz has helped Zachary Armstrong's career.
  • The Daniel Rolnik Gallery mentioned in LA Canvas.
  • Art in America interviews Pierre Huyghe.
  • Sarah Meyohas selling BitchCoins, which can be collected and exchanged for her work.
  • Kazuo Shiraga undergoes period of rediscovery.
  • Milo Moiré walks around LWL Museum for Art and Culture nude as part of performance.
  • Phaidon profiles JR.
  • Abby Warhola producing a Andy Warhol documentary film featuring interviews with family members.
  • Ai Weiwei interviews Zhao Zhao for Flaunt Magazine.
  • Art Spiegelman, Dave Eggers, and more named members of American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • NY Times profile of Peter Lik. The photographer lists a house of his for sale in Maui.
  • Phaidon discusses the Minimalism movement.
  • New Hot Chip CD cover features bespoke printed artwork by Nick Relph.
  • Niagara Falls freezes over and creates massive natural ice sculptures.
  • One-eared cat named Van Gogh makes artwork.

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