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Overtime: April 6 – April 12



More stories from the week that ended April 12 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Nate Lowman - America Sneezes opens at Dallas Contemporary.
  • RIP: Dr. Frederic Brandt, who may have died of a suicide at age 65. A look at his art collection.
  • Badria Mohamed al Balloushi and husband Hamad Obaid Rashash found guilty of murdering Ahmed Hussain Salarey.
  • The fate of Erich Slomovic's collection, after he tried to flee and escape the Nazis.
  • Police in Gaza seize Banksy door that is in dispute.
  • Richard Tobin drinks two bottles of vodka, steals £750k in Faberge items from Christie's, then goes to jail.
  • Rembrandt paintings may leave France, since the country does not have enough money to buy them.
  • Museums fear deaccessioning as the value of art increases and state deficits also increase.
  • Hartman Rare Art suing Capo Auction over the authenticity of a Picasso work.
  • Dave Poulin's statue of Lucille Ball draws outrage and protest on the internet.
  • David Lynch drops out of directing Twin Peaks revival series.
  • Indigenous Australians calling for objects on show at British Museum exhibition to be returned.
  • MoMA admits that Björk show did not live up to their standards.
  • Doreen Bolger stepping down as the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
  • Neil MacGregor set to retire as director of the British Museum in London.
  • Cooper Union Board decides not to renew contract of President Jamshed Bharucha.
  • How being a good forger helped Michelangelo in his career.
  • Robert Storr criticizes art critics today.
  • Euro symbol sculpture in Frankfurt is in need of repair and sponsors are sought.
  • Federal judge rules that Igor Olenicoff will not have to pay damages to David Wakefield for counterfeiting his work.
  • Three artists collaborate to install Edward Snowden bust in Fort Greene Park. Bust is removed, but The Illuminator Art Collective projects a hologram of Snowden in its place.
  • Study shows that since 1800, paintings are getting more blue in color.
  • KCET looks at the Southern California art scene today. LA Weekly takes a look at the gallery scene in Los Angeles.
  • April becoming Dallas' month for their art scene. Observer reports on activity at the Dallas Art Fair. Artnet also investigates this year's fair.
  • Should you get an MFA?
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals name for their new building: The Met Breuer.
  • Tiffany becomes lead sponsor of Whitney Biennial after $5mil. gift.
  • Interview with Arnold Lehman about his time heading the Brooklyn Museum.
  • Matthew Teitelbaum to become new director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
  • OCMA getting itself prepared for a move from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa.
  • New-York Historical Society to unveil conserved Picasso curtain in May.
  • Dia Art Foundation's first purchase with new acquisition funds is Dream House by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art receives $11.7mil. gift from the Bloch Family Foundation to fund renovations.
  • The Gluten Free Museum imagines what its like when you remove gluten from classic artworks and images.
  • A look at Fondazione Prada.
  • Vatican to participate in Venice Biennale for the second time ever to resume a historic “dialogue between art and faith.”
  • Standard Culture visits the Bert Rodriguez Museum.
  • Obama visits the Bob Marley Museum while in Jamaica.
  • Report finds that LA museums organized virtually as many shows of contemporary art as NY between 2007-2013.
  • Optimism in the air as the new Whitney Museum of American Art is about to open.
  • CollegeRanks lists the top museums on America's college campuses.
  • Whitney curators choose their favorite pieces in the museum's inaugural exhibition in its new space.
  • Anderson Ranch announces its lineup, including Stella and Trecartin, for its Featured Artists & Conversations Series.
  • Tad Smith may have been hired by Sotheby's in order to build the brand and help facilitate the sale of the company.
  • Steven A. Cohen said to be selling 1961 Jean Dubuffet painting valued at $25mil. at Christie's in May.
  • Sotheby's does fantastic with watches and wine in Hong Kong, but art does not perform as well.
  • Heirs of the owner of Monet painting sold under duress during WWII to receive portion of sale at Christie's.
  • How Gustav Klimt was viewed differently after the $135mil. sale of Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
  • OODE sells works by Dutch artists that were once in the government’s art collection.
  • Pace Gallery expands in Chelsea, NY.
  • Artnet lists 50 galleries in Britain that you should know about.
  • An interview with Michael Hort about art collecting.
  • Artelligence Podcast talks to Joshua Roth.
  • Summary about Walter Robinson and Chris Dorland's conversation about the art market.
  • Interview with Ed Bartlett.
  • Artists provide tips on how to achieve a successful art career.
  • Joanna Moorhead tracks down Leonora Carrington and learns of her story.
  • Joan Jonas in profiled in T, The New York Times Style Magazine.
  • Arne Svenson wins his Supreme Court case over photographs taken with telephoto lens without subjects' permission.
  • Maya Lin chosen to lead the redesign of the Smith College library.
  • A look at the work of Watanabe Katsumi.
  • Ted Gahl chooses some music to drive to.
  • LA Taco's coverage of Redact Whatever Is Privilege, a one-night exhibition at The Gibson.
  • Paddle8 asks Ryan Estep some questions.
  • Observer writes about Jen Stark's work in the Facebook offices.
  • Creative Time staging performance of Tania Bruguera's Tatlin's Whisper #6 in Times Square on April 13.
  • Christian Jankowski is the winner of the 2015 Finkenwerder Art Prize.
  • Plastic Jesus puts up "No Kardashian Parking" signs around Los Angeles.
  • Caitlin Cherry among recipients selected for Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts prize.
  • Arthur J. Williams Jr. goes from being a convicted currency counterfeiter to an artist with a gallery show.
  • Christopher Knight reviews William Hackman's book Out of Sight about the '60s LA art scene.
  • Ella Kruglyanskaya limited edition of 80 beach towel available.
  • Thom Malone launches Kickstarter campaign to break Guinness record for a mosaic featuring Nicolas Cage's face.

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