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Overtime: June 15 – June 21



More stories from the week that ended June 21 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Some recent Broad Museum acquisitions revealed, such as 82-ft Murakami and Robert Longo Ferguson piece.
  • Activists occupy Tate, staging 25-hour “textual intervention" to protest BP sponsorship agreement.
  • Louvre and Sainte-Chapelle church accused of discrimination after refusing tours to Israeli students.
  • Joseph Gibbons pleads guilty to robbing banks in the name of art and receives one year prison sentence.
  • Richard Matt gave Joyce Mitchell a painting he painted of her children before he escaped prison in NY.
  • The Queen's vagina is vandalized as Anish Kapoor sculpture is splattered with yellow paint.
  • MoMA staff members hand deliver letter of protest to Glenn Lowry's office days before negotiations deadline.
  • Jonathan Weal accused of concealing ownership of JMW Turner painting during bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Rachel Dolezal may have copied JMW Turner's painting.
  • Nine artists that had work at 5Pointz file federal lawsuit for punitive damages over whitewashed work.
  • 24-meter-tall monument to Vladimir the Great opposed by Russians due to skyline view and other issues.
  • Is there an art market bubble? Marc Spiegler thinks that we are not in a bubble.
  • A look at Old Masters paintings in a contemporary context.
  • Discover Los Angeles' guide to what to do in LA with 72 hours in the city.
  • Vibrant arts district slowly forming in Savannah, Georgia.
  • The US repatriates two major works to Brazil, including Jean Michel Basquiat's Hannibal painting.
  • Americans' donation to arts, culture and humanities grew 9.2% in 2014
  • Qatar building Art Mill - a one million square foot modern and contemporary art museum in Doha.
  • Rembrandt's Saul and David goes on display at Mauritshuis museum after extensive restoration.
  • The Getty Museum acquires Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust of Pope Paul V.
  • MoMA acquires the Rainbow Flag.
  • Anthony P. Ressler and Elaine P. Wynn announced as new board co-chairs at LACMA.
  • Studio Museum in Harlem chooses Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, & Jibade-Khalil Huffman as artists in residence.
  • Willem de Kooning's East Hampton’s studio opens its doors as part of an artist-in-residence program.
  • Shepard Fairey donates $60k to RISD Scholars fund.
  • Lee Ufan talks about Space Lee Ufan.
  • Michelle Grabner named as curator of Portland’s Contemporary Art Biennial in 2016.
  • Reem Fadda appointed curator of the sixth Marrakech Biennale.
  • Exploring the price for the world's priciest art sales in relation to the wealth gap in specific years.
  • Total sales in this season's London auctions could top $1bil.
  • The current market for Indian art.
  • Dorotheum has its highest sales total ever as some artist records are broken.
  • Sotheby's' Simon Stock discusses Pablo Picasso’s Deux personnages (La Lecture).
  • Observer writes about toy-themed Paddle8 auction sale.
  • Kai Kühne and his boyfriend launch Hasbeens & Willbees auction house.
  • The jury selection process for galleries to be admitted into Art Basel.
  • Artspace's guide on how to get your gallery admitted into Art Basel.
  • Andrew Goldstein interviews Marc Spiegler about Art Basel.
  • The rise in power of private museums versus public institutions evident at Art Basel.
  • Judd Tully provides a video walkthrough of some Art Basel booths.
  • James Koch of Hauser & Wirth talks about his day 1 at Art Basel. Then he tells us about his day 2.
  • Judd Tully's opening sales report from Art Basel. Brian Boucher's sales report from Art Basel's first few hours. Katya Kazakina also has her report. Artnet has a sales report from the second day of the fair. Judd Tully looks at day two sales. Artnet has latter week fair sales figures. CFA writes about work by younger artists at Basel.
  • NY Times thinks enthusiasm for buying is high at Art Basel. Financial Times also thinks sales were good.
  • Sandy Rower's five favorite works at Art Basel. Andrew Goldstein has his choices for the ten best works at the fair. The Horts have their choices for the ten best works at Liste and Art Basel. Rozalia Jovanovic chooses the 11 best booths at Art Basel.
  • Helly Nahmad brings very pricey works to Art Basel, including Rothko with $50mil asking price.
  • Andrew Goldstein writes about Art Unlimited at Art Basel.
  • ARTnews visits Liste and finds a lot of work using cigarette butts. CFA also has some Liste picks.
  • An analysis of the growth of the art fair industry.
  • The Economist writes about Zlot Buell.
  • Part 2 of Andrew Goldstein's interview with Carlos Rivera, who discusses his new art-backed loans venture.
  • Sotheby's Magazine writes about Aby Rosen.
  • Artnet's list of the world's top twelve photography collectors.
  • Christie's offers some tips in a guide to collecting post-war art.
  • Collectors are using their artwork more as collateral for loans.
  • Erling Kagge's guide to collecting art.
  • Paddle8 interviews Lev Levarek about toys and KAWS.
  • When commercial galleries hire scholarly curators.
  • Gavin Brown moves his gallery from the West Village to Harlem.
  • Matt Bangser named as a partner at Blum & Poe.
  • Artinfo interviews Ryan Wallace and Hilary Schaffner about Halsey McKay Gallery.
  • The Telegraph interviews Bridget Riley.
  • Time Out's list of most important new NY artists includes Jamian Juliano-Villani, Tabor Robak & more.
  • Marlene Dumas commissioned to paint an altarpiece for an 18th-century church in Dresden.
  • Tino Seghal talks to Tina Brown during Art Basel.
  • The global popularity of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Room installation.
  • Artists from LA, like Jennifer Guidi and Liz Craft join with Afghan weavers to create unique rugs.
  • Sour Harvest interviews Bumblebee.
  • Architectural Digest looks at Paul Winstanley’s show at the Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
  • Keith J. Varadi reviews Amelie von Wulffen's show at Freedman Fitzpatrick.
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija discusses his DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY project.
  • Financial Times interviews Robert Irwin.
  • LA Times reviews Austin Irving's show at Wilding Cran.
  • David Hockney compares drawing to playing chess.
  • Artnet talks to Tracey Emin.
  • Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, Balthus's widow, speaks about his work.
  • Pussy Riot members pose for photographs for Terry Richardson.
  • Karen Rosenberg visits and interviews Sarah Morris.
  • Molly Soda's nude and scandalous selfies project.
  • Alexander Calder’s great-grandson Gryphon Rower-Upjohn exhibiting work in Marfa, Texas.
  • Milo Moiré performs a nude selfie performance in Basel.
  • ExhibitionA interviews Walter Robinson.
  • Juxtapoz covers Daniel Rolnik Gallery's Fake History of the World exhibition.
  • The Onion satirizes the work of Van Gogh.

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