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Overtime: March 16 – March 22



More stories from the week that ended March 22 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • NY home formerly owned by Halston and designed by Paul Rudolph goes on the market for $40mil.
  • Nineteen people killed by terrorists during attack at National Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Extra police assigned to NY's most popular museums in a direct response to the attack.
  • Helge Achenbach sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of fraud.
  • Robert Durst's family's connection to the art world.
  • American officials expected to repatriate about 65 looted objects to the Iraqi government.
  • Family of the late Renato Angiolillo said Christie's sold pink diamond stolen from them for $40mil.
  • Taco Bell in Ohio victim of art heist after painting is stolen.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still hopeful that stolen works will be returned 25 years after infamous heist.
  • Tony Matelli’s Stray Dog public art sculpture stolen and subsequently recovered nearby where it was originally placed.
  • Rob van Koningsbruggen banned from visiting Stedelijk Museum due to his repeated threats of urinating on artwork.
  • Pilar Abel files paternity suit in Madrid, claiming to be Salvador Dalí's daughter.
  • Pierre Le Guennec and his wife, Danielle convicted of concealing 271 stolen artworks by Picasso.
  • Masahiro Hashiguchi sues George L. Bischof, complaining of negligence resulting in $25mil. tax owed by Ellsworth estate.
  • Michel Leah Keck sues FX Networks and Twentieth Century Fox for copyright infringement associated with Archer.
  • More women head art institutions and galleries in non-Western world than in the Western world. A look at some women that help run some non-profit gallery spaces.
  • MOCA senior curator Alma Ruiz announces that she will retire after 31 years at the museum.
  • Michael Conforti, director of the Clark Art Institute, to retire after two decades.
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art cancels exhibition due to work by Ines Doujak it considers offensive.
  • Children that appear to be tied together at Art Basel Hong Kong causes outrage.
  • Jonathan Jones discusses artworks that are fading or decaying over time.
  • Opposition over Ohad Meromi's public art raises broader questions about Long Island City's public art program.
  • Eric de Rothschild obtains French export permit for potential Rembrandt portraits sale and controversy ensues.
  • An empirical look at whether money problems help spur creativity or stifle it.
  • An exploration of whether the smart phone is a good or bad thing for art.
  • The ethics of using dating and hook-up apps to find models for art.
  • French president Francois Hollande issues call to preserve cultural heritage threatened by the Islamic State group.
  • American museums campaigning for conservation of stretch of land surrounding Michael Heizer’s City.
  • Google Art Project’s Street Art collection growing and thriving.
  • Smithsonian Magazine on the influence of Rome's Via Margutta.
  • Restoration of Jackson Pollock's Alchemy reveals that the painter had a method to his seemingly random work.
  • MoMA to add Jasper Johns's Painted Bronze sculpture via gift of the Kravises. It also finally acquires a Julian Schnabel painting.
  • Long Beach Museum of Art gets $2mil. gift from Ronald and Sylvia Hartman.
  • The Met to receive more than 300 Asian works from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection, along with $12.5mil. donation. Minneapolis Institute of Arts also receives about 700 pieces of Asian artwork and a $12.5mil. endowment.
  • The first Dr. Seuss Museum is coming to his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Record number of visitors saw new works by Grayson Perry at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Math Bass solo exhibition coming to MoMA PS1.
  • Tate Sensorium exhibition at Tate Britain to explore how senses change the way people interpret visual art.
  • Ben Davis writes about Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo show at Detroit Institute of Arts.
  • Jori Finkel visits the William Pope.L exhibition at MOCA Geffen.
  • University of Oklahoma continuing to fight in court with hopes of retaining allegedly looted Camille Pissarro painting.
  • Gabriele Finaldi to be the new director of National Gallery in London.
  • Artnet has a list of upcoming women curators to watch.
  • Profile of Paul Ha and how he got Joan Jonas into the Venice Biennale.
  • Sotheby's names former president and CEO of Madison Square Garden Tad Smith as its new CEO. His mission is to boost the company's brand. He is set to receive a $7.2mil. annual pay package
  • Sotheby's to auction two $10mil. coins in New York. They are also selling a flawless diamond, which is estimated at $25mil., in Dubai.
  • Phillips scores a single-owner sale of blue chip works consisting of about 100 pieces.
  • eBay and Sotheby's new joint venture launches on eBay.
  • Robilant + Voena sells Andy Warhol's “Knives”, 1981-82 for $3.2mil at TEFAF.
  • John Whitehead's collection, estimated to be worth over $40mil. total, to be sold by Christie's.
  • Samuel Goldwyn's heirs to sell the family's collection, worth about $25mil., at auction with Sotheby's.
  • Liu Yiqian buys about $19mil. worth of art during NY auction week.
  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to conduct single-owner auction of over 500 lots belonging to Oprah Winfrey.
  • Artnet reports on some sales from Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. They also have a sales report from TEFAF 2015.
  • Artnet has a sales report from Art Dubai.
  • Wealth-X has a list of The Top 10 Chinese Art Collectors.
  • Fridge Art Fair to offer commissioned pet portraits, raising money for Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition.
  • A look at Madonna's art collection, which steers towards blue chip and could be worth about $100mil.
  • House that Andy Warhol once lived in is for sale.
  • SFAQ [Project] Space, a pop-up perforamance art space opens in San Francisco.
  • Gavin Brown to open a gallery location in Rome.
  • Exhibition A has a Q&A with Nicelle Beauchene.
  • 303 Gallery enters publishing with new imprint headed by Fabiola Alondra.
  • Madonna speaks about Basquiat in Interview Magazine interview and talks about her love of street art. She also discusses her relationship with him in Howard Stern interview, which includes the artist taking back paintings he gave her.
  • Bill Powers interviews Math Bass.
  • Profile of Joyce Pensato.
  • Leslie Hewitt interviews Barbara Kasten.
  • Ace Norton films Christian Rosa for Nowness.
  • Bruce LaBruce's choices for the best gay horror films he’s ever seen.
  • Richard Serra's sculpture installation in Doha are a must-see.
  • Scott Indrisek takes a look at Sascha Braunig.
  • Danh Vō wins the 2015 ARKEN Art Prize.
  • JR has a short in the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Phaidon takes a look at Alex Prager's Hong Kong show.
  • Limited edition Michael Dotson print released by Exhibition A.
  • Kanye West to be awarded honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Petition started for him to curate the Venice Biennale.
  • Sotheby's teams up with Drake as he picks music to accompany auction works.
  • A battle of 16 celebrities that are trying to make it in the art world.
  • Shia LaBeouf live-streaming his heartbeat online at Follow-My-Heart.net.

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