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Overtime: June 1 – June 7



More stories from the week that ended June 7 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Anish Kapoor sculpture becomes relevant to a lot of people's interests because it is a giant vagina.
  • Artists create parody imagery mocking FIFA and World Cup sponsors due to human rights violations.
  • Russia requests that Britain blocks sale of Ivan Aivazovsky's "Evening in Cairo" because it is stolen.
  • Some of the creative class in San Francisco leaving the city to live in Portland.
  • Portland's creative community starting to be evicted and priced out of properties.
  • Dale Chihuly employee discovered to have stolen $3mil. worth of works from him.
  • Nepal's Prime Minister requesting $2bil. in aid to rebuild country and heritage sites.
  • Ownership of Caravaggio's The Burial of Saint Lucy painting contested between rival churches.
  • MoMA workers protest health care cuts outside during Party in the Garden event.
  • British Museum plans to lend 500 objects to Abu Dhabi for five years at the Zayed National Museum. It is subsequently criticized for loaning to institution known for abuse of workers' rights.
  • Frick Museum cancels controversial and contested renovation plans.
  • Manhattan Art Supply Store may close after being in business for 110 years.
  • Why Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol.
  • Atena Farghadani sentenced to over 12 years in prison for criticizing the government through her art.
  • Auction of Native American artifacts proceeds despite pleas from Hopi tribe and others to suspend sale.
  • A look at money laundering and the art market.
  • Paris starts to remove “locks of love” from Pont des Arts footbridge after structural integrity is threatened.
  • Mint & Serf pop-up show in Soho shut down by NYPD.
  • Upcoming hurricane season threatening billions of dollars worth of art.
  • Annie Leibovitz shoots Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair. Christopher Knight feels cover image falls flat.
  • Indecline claims to have created the largest piece of illegal graffiti in the world.
  • Boston Public Library is enhancing security and changing management of valuables after thefts. Turns out that they simply misfiled the missing prints.
  • Marcantonio Raimondi engraving may depict Leonardo da Vinci playing a musical instrument.
  • Best paying jobs for art majors are in the fashion industry.
  • San Francisco giving away 480 tons of steel from the Bay Bridge to artists for projects.
  • Some quotes from Maccarone Gallery's panel on feminism.
  • Museums like LACMA promote selfie moments at their spaces.
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to establish John Singer Sargent Archive.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art acquires major works by Jasper Johns and Louise Bourgeois.
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture obtains artifacts from slave ship.
  • Tate Modern receives an extra £6mil. in government funding to help run museum.
  • MoMA director Glenn Lowry revealed to have earned $2.1mil. in salary, bonus, and benefits in 2013. The museum elevates vice chairman Leon Black to newly created role of co-chairman.
  • The Swiss Institute’s board of trustees elects Maja Hoffmann as board chair.
  • Sammy Olagbaju plans to build a private museum in Lagos to show his collection.
  • Inaugural Seattle Art Fair has some impressive dealers.
  • Hunter S. Thompson's home in Woody Creek, Colorado to be turned into a museum.
  • Denver Art Museum names Rebecca R. Hart its curator.
  • A look at "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" at New York Botanical Garden.
  • Exploring the case of free museum admission.
  • The growing trend of luxury brand-owned galleries and museums.
  • Katya Kazakina writes about the increasing popularity of flipping older works at auction.
  • Andrey Filatov collecting and betting on Soviet-era art in bulk.
  • Tehran auction exceed expectations and breaks records in spite of sanctions.
  • Sotheby's to auction painting by Gustav Klimt that was in private hands for over a century.
  • German art market not growing at a comparable rate to other countries due to taxes and bureaucracy.
  • Financial Times looks at the art market in Lebanon.
  • Amanda Brooks recalls her time working for Larry Gagosian.
  • Jinty Stephenson consigning her Peter Blake painting she bought for £30 to Christies. It may sell for £350k.
  • Jeff Koons Birkin Bag breaks record for a handbag at auction, selling for $220k.
  • First edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit sells for record-breaking $210k at Sotheby’s.
  • Art Basel makes a significant change to its floor plan. What some dealers are bringing to the fair.
  • Sotheby's profiles Wang Zhongjun, who recently bought a Van Gogh painting.
  • Collector profile of Valeria Napoleone, who collects artwork by female artists.
  • Artsy talks to some collectors about how to collect video art.
  • Bloomberg writes about its thoughts on Cultivist.
  • Carmen Herrera still going strong at 100 years of age.
  • Filippo Blengini and Alessandra Bacchilega take the world's largest photograph at Mont Blanc.
  • SFAQ reviews Raymond Pettibon's show at Regen Projects.
  • Richard Serra to be awarded les Insignes de Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur.
  • Profile of Math Bass.
  • Ry Rocklen now represented in Los Angeles by Honor Fraser.
  • Phillip Glass to perform inside Richard Serra sculpture to benefit House With Heart.
  • Rirkirt Tiravanija Kickstarter to build studio residency building in Thailand.
  • Phaidon interviews Olafur Eliasson.
  • Arne Glimcher talks about Agnes Martin.
  • Contemporary Art Review looks at Aaron Garber-Maikovska's show at Greene Exhibitions.
  • A look at Robert Rauschenberg's warehouse.
  • Rashid Johnson featured on Nowness.
  • Ken Johnson reviews Robert Irwin's show at Dia:Beacon.
  • The Brooklyn Rail reviews Brent Wadden's show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
  • The Space talks to James Bridle.
  • A look at Olaf Breuning's show at Metro Pictures.
  • Robert Irwin catalogue raisonné, edited by Marianne Stockebrand, is coming.
  • KPCC features a story about Sister Korita Kent.
  • The Fader takes a look at Michael Soi.
  • Kambui Olujimi interviews Mark Bradford.
  • JR wins Gordon Parks Foundation Award.
  • Artspace interviews Agathe Snow. They also have an edition by her available.
  • Artspace's list of ten artists to watch this June.
  • POP International Galleries to present exhibition of photographs of Marilyn Monroe.
  • Artists including Alex Becerra and Kim Fisher turn out to draw on Mama Shelter hotel in Los Angeles.
  • New Poesia prints available from Graffuturism.
  • The Banksy of the beach.
  • Artnet provides career advice to James Franco.

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