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picasso - Les femmes d'Alger at Christie's 2015

More stories from the week that ended March 29 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Christie's gets $140mil. Picasso for its May sale. Could break the record for most expensive artwork at auction.
  • RIP: William King, who passed away at the age of 90.
  • RIP: Hans Erni, who passed away at the age of 106.
  • Ironworker performing construction on Larry Gagosian's mansion dies after fall from ladder.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District data shows that LA students getting virtual no arts education.
  • Fire destroys building that houses the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR).
  • Should MoMA's Klaus Biesenbach be fired over the Björk show and other questionable curatorial decisions? Jerry Saltz burns his MoMA press pass. Other art world reactions to the call for him to leave. Jeffrey Deitch comes to Biesenbach's defense.
  • Artspace has more from the Jeffrey Deitch interview.
  • Bartomeu Marí resigns and Valentín Roma and Paul B. Preciado are fired by MACBA board of trustees.
  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman investigating Cooper Union for shady financial dealings.
  • Prime Minister of Tunisia fires six police commanders after lapses in security found following museum attack.
  • Ahmed Sharaf, director of Egypt’s museums authority, arrested on bribery charges.
  • Italian American Museum seeks to evict 85-year old Italian American tenant from her apartment.
  • German court rejects Uta Werner's challenge to her cousin, Cornelius Gurlitt's will.
  • Hiring of Tad Smith at Sotheby's comes with many risks and possible problems.
  • New British copyright law to make copyright breach in Britain a criminal, rather than a civil, offense.
  • Dov Charney sues American Apparel and also wants back his art collection that was in his office.
  • Richard Pfeiffer sues NYPD after he is falsely arrested for a street piece he claims was by Banksy.
  • Open letter from scientists call for natural history museums to cut ties with David Koch.
  • Call for arts institutions to appoint more women to top jobs after National Gallery announces male hire.
  • Cy Twombly sculpture accidentally knocked over and damaged at Menil Collection.
  • National Museum of Damascus racing to package and transport works to save them from looting and destruction.
  • D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board postpones decision to extend historic designation of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
  • Italian police seize Picasso painting with estimated value of £11mil from pensioner who claims it was a gift.
  • Woman's rights campaign poster designed by the Miami Ad School may plagiarize a work by Pomona Lake.
  • Larry Gagosian's friends and other wealthy patrons flock to Kappo Masa despite bad reviews and overpriced food.
  • The Art Newspaper thinks Italy should sell antiquities recovered by the police to benefit museums.
  • Looted El Greco portrait returned to the heirs of the collection of Julius Priester after settlement is reached.
  • Ben van Beneden, the director of Rubenshuis, deems portrait by Rubens, formerly attributed to follower, as authentic.
  • Scientific testing reveals that painting in Finland's Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation collection confirmed as a genuine Monet.
  • Antoni Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, under construction since 1882 gets assist with 3D printing.
  • When films use copies of famous paintings in its scenes.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities gives LACMA $40k and Ken Burns $1mil. for Vietnam War documentary project.
  • Bennington College recipient of $5mil. gift from Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
  • Richard Estes' show at Museum of Arts and Design raises the question of art being considered craft.
  • LACMA and Hyundai form partnership on ten-year sponsorship deal.
  • Peter Norton gifts sixty-eight works to The Williams College Museum of Art.
  • A look at the soon to open, new Whitney Musuem.
  • National Gallery of Australia to have naked art tours where visitors can view Turrell show nude.
  • Christopher Knight reviews the William Pope.L show at MOCA Geffen.
  • Málaga poised to become Spain's art hub with two major museum additions.
  • Emmett Till Interpretive Center museum to open in Mississippi.
  • Peter Paul Rubens's portraits of the three Magi have reunited by the National Gallery of Art in DC.
  • The Biennial of the Americas coming to Denver in July.
  • A look at the fate of the Kiev Biennale.
  • Artist list released for first ever Vienna Biennale.
  • Residencies announced for The Shandaken Project at Storm King.
  • A look at how masterpiece paintings are hung in museums.
  • How the bull market for Kazuo Shiraga was built.
  • Artnet's list of blue chip artists that have performed the best from a financial standpoint in the past two decades.
  • Sotheby's May auction includes Roy Lichtenstein painting estimated to sell for $50mil.
  • A look at where Phillips looks to be headed.
  • Auction houses seem to be profiting less as art market heats up more.
  • Interview with Robert Mnuchin about how he started dealing art and his gallery.
  • Sam Wyly talks about having to liquidate his art collection.
  • Scott Reyburn takes a look at the current state of the online art market.
  • Artsy receives an additional $25mil. of investment, led by Catterton.
  • Artnet has a list of 15 galleries in Brooklyn that you should know about.
  • A look at some of the items in Oprah Winfrey's collection as an auction featuring her items is about to get underway.
  • A look at part of Amy and John Phelan's collection in their Aspen home.
  • Artspace interviews Piotr Uklański.
  • Schizophrenic Mexican-American outsider artist Martín Ramírez to have work featured on US postage stamps.
  • Parker Ito talks about his  Château Shatto Gallery exhibition A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night.
  • Jacolby Satterwhite discusses the influence of Björk on younger artists.
  • Artspace's list of 7 Masterpieces of '90s Net Art Everyone Should Know About.
  • Paddle8 asks José Parlá some questions.
  • A brief look at Milton Glaser's legacy.
  • Dan Colen curates some songs for the MTV RE:DEFINE auction and gala.
  • Vincent Lamouroux to turn Bates Motel on Sunset in Silver Lake into art project, whiting it all out.
  • Artnet speaks to 7 Women in Contemporary Chinese Art You Need To Know.
  • Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award goes to Ai Weiwei and Joan Baez.
  • Upper Playground has David Choe greeting card sets available.
  • Brent Ray Fraser paints using his dingaling as the brush.
  • Soho House opening a second members-only Los Angeles location, this time in Downtown LA.

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