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Overtime: May 11 – May 17



More stories from the week that ended May 17 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • RIP: Chris Burden, who died at the age of 69 from malignant melanoma. LA Weekly has remembrances of the artist and teacher. The role of architecture in the artist's work. LACMA to show Chris Burden's last finished work Ode to Santos Dumont next week.
  • Venetian city officials and police authorities threatening to shut down Christoph Büchel's mosque installation.
  • Greece rules out Amal Clooney's advice of taking Britain to court for the return of the Elgin Marbles.
  • 63-year-old in Spain arrested for allegedly stealing more than 40 artworks from Swedish churches.
  • Detroit Institute of Art may be deaccessioning some works from its collection, including a Van Gogh still life.
  • Walid Raad and Ashok Sukumaran barred entry from U.A.E. after both speak out about working conditions.
  • McKee Gallery closing its doors after 41 years.
  • USC has a selfie class called #SelfieClass. USC's entire first-year MFA class drops out of school in protest of "bait and switch" and other reasons. They answer five questions from ArtInfo.
  • Phillips staff member faints during evening sale.
  • Picasso's stepdaughter Catherine Hutin-Blay accuses Olivier Thomas of stealing Picasso works.
  • Wolf G. and Hans K. accused of fraud related to attempted sale of fake Giacometti sculpture.
  • About 70 artists with studios at Studio 17 in SF may lose their workspaces and are facing eviction.
  • Charles Saatchi sues Saatchi Art over profits and use of name.
  • Jerry Saltz says that "auctions are nasty pieces of work".
  • Fox News censors Picasso painting on TV.
  • Charles Ray sculpture rejected from Whitney Plaza due to fears of offending tourists.
  • Christopher Knight receives a reply from the Whitney for his request to withdraw a false statement.
  • Observer observes that Vito Schanbel's exhibition is filled with rich white guys.
  • Helly Nahmad released from house arrest.
  • UCSD professor causes stir with parent due to requirement that students be nude for final exam.
  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers new $100,000 reward for Napoleonic Finial stolen from museum.
  • David Hockney complains too many gay men concerned with fitting in and have become boring & conservative.
  • How large art works are transported and shipped.
  • The first two pieces from Cornelius Gurlitt trove are returned to their restituted owners.
  • Turner Prize 2015 shortlist announced and features three women and a housing estate.
  • Street art scene in Tel Aviv thriving.
  • Ben Davis writes about Yoko Ono's show at MoMA.
  • Works donated by artists and sold at Sotheby's raise $22.5mil. for MOCA.
  • J. Paul Getty Museum of Art recaps Game of Thrones episodes with medieval art.
  • National Portrait Gallery in London to exhibit show of portrait works by Alberto Giacometti.
  • A look at the price of admission to art museums in New York.
  • A look at Otium, Broad Museum's upcoming restaurant.
  • Ten of the biggest blockbuster museum shows the world has seen.
  • Pierre Huyghe makes some adjustments to his rooftop installation at the Met.
  • Picasso painting sells for $179.4mil. and Giacometti sculpture for $141.7mil. in Christie's Looking Forward to the Past sale. Judd Tully's sales report from that auction.
  • Sotheby's as a company posts profit of $5.2 mil. for the first quarter of 2015.
  • Artnet reports on Sotheby's post-war evening sale. Judd Tully also has a report.
  • Judd Tully's report of the Christie's evening sale of post-war art. Artnet also wrote about the auction.
  • Judd Tully's report of the Phillips evening sale.
  • Judd Tully finally has a report on Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sale.
  • Groupe Arnault invests in Auctionata.
  • Robert Ellsworth left $50k in his will to each of his favorite waitresses.
  • Scott Indrisek visits NADA New York. Artnet picks 8 booths to check out at the fair. Candace Worth's NADA picks. Ajay Kurian's favorite works from NADA.
  • Jackie Saccoccio wins the 2015 Artadia NADA Award.
  • Interview with Victoria Siddall about Frieze New York.
  • Dealers at Frieze benefiting from their artists' work being included in Biennale. They are also very busy on their phones, laptops, and tablets.
  • Brian Boucher gives a video tour of Frieze. Forbes also makes a visit.
  • William Powhida's guide to making the most of Frieze week.
  • Barbara Kruger's phone app piece shown at Frieze.
  • Jonathan Horowitz's crowd-sourced dot painting work at Frieze.
  • An interview with Abby Bangser about why art fairs matter.
  • Jeffrey Deitch rumored to be opening new basement space to show art in Chelsea Hotel.
  • Profile of collector Christopher Tsai.
  • Artsy profiles Bernard Lumpkin and his collection.
  • An interview with Samara Golden.
  • Rob Pruitt looks back at his career and talks about his more memorable works.
  • Zu Thian wins Catlin Art Prize, which includes £5,000 award.
  • Rube Goldberg’s house in San Francisco named historic landmark.
  • Marina and Irina Fabrizio - identical twins who collaborate on paintings. Mostly refuse to speak to each other.
  • W Magazine looks at Petra Cortright and some other Post Internet artists.
  • Michael Heizer to have an exhibition in NY at Gagosian Gallery.
  • David Pagel reviews Adrian Ghenie's show at Nicodim Gallery.
  • LA Taco recaps Known Gallery and Seventh Letter's See You at the Top" exhibition.
  • Antoni Gaudi could possibly be made a saint.
  • 7 interesting facts about Frida Kahlo.
  • Jerry Saltz uses three sentences each to review some recent shows in New York.
  • Interview with Allyson Vieira.
  • Kanye West praises George W Bush's painting skills. Zak Tebbal translates Kanye's Bound 2 into a children's book.
  • Artnet follows Leonardo Dicaprio around Frieze NY.
  • KIDS cast to reunite for 20th anniversary of the film.

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