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Overtime: May 18 – May 24



More stories from the week that ended May 24 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • The Space looks at Simon Denny's work.
  • RIP: Amy L. Brandt, who died at the age of 37 after a health-related struggle.
  • RIP: Ekkehard Drefke, who died at the age of 75 after falling into the water in Venice and drowning.
  • RIP: Rosemarie Castoro, who died at the age of 76 due to unknown causes.
  • American Contemporary gallery closes its doors.
  • Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is closed to the public after officials shut it down.
  • Eric Fischl leaves Mary Boone Gallery after 30 years.
  • David Hockney to sell East Yorkshire house due to bad memories after death of Dominic Elliott.
  • A look at Ely Sakhai's forgery scheme.
  • Marina Abramovic feels let down and disappointed by Jay Z after cruel experience working with him. Marina Abramovic Institute subsequently apologizes to Marina Abramovic and Jay Z for not informing her of his donation. Artnews offers commentary on the situation.
  • Islamic State militia approach ancient city of Palmyra, causing fears for the Roman remains and archaeological site. ISIS now controls the ancient ruins and 50% of Syria.
  • Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress to her graduation, against Columbia University's administration's wishes.
  • Tania Bruguera to stage new political project in Havana following arrest.
  • Illuminator Art Collective suing NYPD for wrongfully arresting its members and seizing its property.
  • Atena Farghadani on trial in Tehran on charges of spreading propaganda against the ruling establishment.
  • Luke Brugnara found guilty of wire fraud, mail fraud, and more related to art purchase scam case.
  • Alexander Khochinskiy fighting extradition to Poland over looted WWII painting.
  • German police find Hitler sculptures during raid in warehouse in Bad Duerkheim.
  • Rembrandt etching and an Albrecht Dürer engraving go missing from Boston Public Library.
  • Opening of M+ museum in Hong Kong delayed until 2019.
  • Peggy Guggenheim's family going to court over the management of her collection and legacy.
  • NY Times profiles some overlooked female artists that are now in their 70s and older.
  • Larry Gagosian initially turned away at Cannes premiere for wearing sneakers.
  • California increases state arts budget by $5mil.
  • Discussion to explore whether Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world.
  • V&A Museum collaborating with others to find ways of saving art and design items featuring plastics.
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture scheduled to open in 2016.
  • Centre Pompidou considering popup locations across China.
  • Rijksmuseum officially named European Museum of the Year by the European Museum Forum.
  • Brooklyn Museum hires Anne Pasternak as its new director.
  • MoMA plans Donald Judd retrospective for 2017.
  • Hammer Museum gala to honor Diane Keaton and Paul McCarthy.
  • Whitney Museum promotes Scott Rothkopf to chief curator.
  • Expansion plans for Bass Museum of Art approved by Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board.
  • Renzo Piano designs new handbag inspired by the Whitney Museum.
  • SCAD Museum of Art opens show featuring Vivienne Westwood designs.
  • Art Daily writes about the Havana Biennial.
  • Kenny Schachter writes about the recent historic New York auction week.
  • Former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani may be buyer of record Picasso.
  • Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach”, recovered from Gurlitt trove, will go to auction at Sotheby's.
  • How a $40mil. Kazimir Malevich painting came to be consigned at Sotheby's.
  • Jeff Koons' Coloring Book sculpture sells for $13.3mil at Cannes benefit auction. The event raised $30mil for amfAR and included a $1mil. Banksy donated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Sotheby's has a $25mil. white glove coin sale. It also puts together a money-themed auction.
  • Artnews covers the American Art auction sales.
  • Artnet picks the top ten booths at Photo London.
  • Brian Boucher thinks that NADA NY may be the world's most erotic art fair. i-D's picks from NADA NY.
  • Artnet has a sales report summary from Frieze NY.
  • Scott Indrisek takes a look at the financial economics of participating in art fairs for galleries.
  • Africa has the potential to be the next China when it comes to the contemporary art market.
  • NY Times thinks its currently a seller's market.
  • Skate's analysis of the New York contemporary art art auctions.
  • Is there a relationship between the booming art market and the stock and equities market?
  • Jeff Gundlach does not see the top end of the art market slowing as long as new billionaires are being made.
  • Artsy's guide on how to get the best out of your Instagram account.
  • Christie's lists six key trends they have noticed in photography collecting. Christie's also lists the hottest Latin American artists.
  • A summary of what Jerry Saltz had to say during his talk at Frieze.
  • Bruce Dunlap speaks about shooting Chris Burden during the Shoot performance.
  • Jonathan Jones praises Peter Doig.
  • Georg Baselitz talks about his work and has more thoughts on women artists.
  • Gothamist covers Richard Prince's Instagram works.
  • Ken Johnson reviews Vern Blosum's show at Essex Street.
  • Frank Gehry wins J. Paul Getty Medal, the Getty Trust’s annual award for leadership in visual art.
  • Christopher Knight reviews Jasmine Swope show at Craig Krull Gallery.
  • Takashi Murakami to show at four venues in Ibiza this summer.
  • Jeff Koons staying in Manhattan after eviction.
  • Cait Munro interviews Mr. Brainwash.
  • Joe Calslin creates mural in support of gay marriage vote in Ireland.
  • Artnet has a list of 10 Exceptional Millennial Artists to Watch. It also previews the exotic summertime art events happening around the world.
  • Alexandre Arrechea named Cuban Artist of the Year by Farber Foundation. Wins includes $10,000 prize.
  • Stephen Shore embraces Instagram.
  • Scott Indrisek visits the Jessica Jackson Hutchins show at Marianne Boesky Gallery.
  • Rob Pruitt's daily paintings of Obama.
  • Paste Magazine's 10 Great Contemporary Art and Music Crossovers.

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