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More stories from the week that ended Aug 16 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Ramiro Gomez profiled by NY Times.
  • RIP: Susanne Hilberry, who died at 72 due to complications of a brain tumor.
  • RIP: Karen Sinsheimer, who died of pancreatic cancer.
  • Tali Lennox’s boyfriend Ian Jones still missing after kayak accident. His body is later found.
  • 55 Gansevoort to close after two years to make room for Restoration Hardware's hotel. Paper Magazine visits the gallery's final opening and Queer Thought's first opening in NY.
  • Hirshhorn’s decision to hold 40th-anniversary gala in New York causes controversy. Melissa Chiu's NY-centricity being criticized.
  • FBI says that 2 suspects in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist are now dead. Person in recently released video may have been identified.
  • Hasted Kraeutler Gallery closes amid exchange of accusations by partners.
  • Knoedler gallery and former director settle three claims over fake paintings with six cases still open.
  • Honolulu Museum sues Joel Alexander Greene for $880k over donation of allegedly smuggled artwork.
  • Venice court rejects fast-track request to re-open Biennale Icelandic Pavilion “mosque” by Christoph Büchel.
  • Workers at the National Gallery go on indefinite strike in a dispute over privatization.
  • Federal judge rejects Igor Olenicoff's challenge of $640,000 verdict over John Raimondi works he had copied.
  • Sigmar Polke Estate ordered by court to return allegedly stolen painting to collector.
  • Jefferson Davis statue considered racist will be relocated at UT Austin.
  • China creates public art work that looks a lot like Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate. The artist alleges plagiarism and threatens legal action. Kapoor pens open letter to Mayor Emanuel urging for his support.
  • Danh Vō parts ways with Isabella Bortolozzi as his gallerist.
  • Spain sends experts to Corsica to bring smuggled €25mil Picasso's Head of a Young Woman back to Spain. Police transfer the painting to the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
  • Picasso's La Coiffeuse headed back to France after being stolen 14 years ago from Centre Georges Pompidou.
  • Although art market is strong, Sotheby's share prices continue to shrink.
  • Heather Flow explains why people should not confuse exhibitions with fairs.
  • Village Voice writes about how bootleggers and brands became the biggest foes for graffiti artists.
  • Greece orders tax fraud probe after tourists claimed gift shop at Knossos museum was not providing receipts.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts dropping last "s" off of its name in rebranding effort.
  • Human evolution and the ability to appreciate and love art.
  • Los Angeles completely covers its reservoir with black balls.
  • The Creators Project looks at the art world in Singapore.
  • Norman Rockwell’s exhibit now on display at the U.N.
  • Columbia College Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography exhibits photographs from North Korea.
  • Art created by women at York Correctional Institution is on display at Brooklyn Museum.
  • Profile of Elaine Wynn and her role at LACMA.
  • Glimpse of REDCAT's programming lineup for the fall season.
  • Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation gives Nasher Sculpture Center $750k to acquire work by women artists.
  • Patrum app to bring in donations for restoration projects for Vatican and connect patrons around the world.
  • Lio Lamca launches LA NAVE in Ibiza with KAWS show.
  • Thomas Krens planning massive, 160,000 sq. ft. for-profit museum in Northern Massachusetts.
  • Guggenheim Museum and HarperCollins turning South Street Seaport into culture district.
  • Why are fashion exhibitions more popular than art shows in museums?
  • NPR explores whether the art in museums have become irrelevant.
  • Christopher Knight discusses Noah Purifoy's Watts Riot, on display at California African American Museum.
  • Annette Michelson donates her papers to the Getty Research Institute.
  • Guggenheim Museum appoints Hou Hanru and Xiaoyu Weng to expand Chinese contemporary art program.
  • LA Times writes about the Broad Museum's storage vault. KPCC talks to some of the staff members.
  • National Gallery of Art gets Mary Cassatt painting from Cassatt family.
  • Artnet has a list of 8 bizarre crime museums from around the world.
  • Performa unveils second round of commissions and premieres, including Oscar Murillo and Wyatt Kahn.
  • No Longer Empty seeks out empty and underutilized spaces for art installations throughout NYC.
  • Christie’s to sell collection of Arthur and Anita Kahn. They had 80 Calders, among other great works.
  • Phillips hires three former Christie's employees for its NY location.
  • Chinese art market contracting, but Poly Auction is still doing well.
  • Kunsthaus Lempertz announces strong sales as German art market continues to grow.
  • Bonhams will hold two modern and contemporary art auctions in Hong Kong this fall.
  • RR Auctions selling photos from the wedding of Princess Diane.
  • Financial Times thinks that the rise of art advisers hints at frothy market.
  • Profile of New York real estate moguls that are also prolific art collectors.
  • Cabinet building new gallery on the former site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
  • Artnet speculates on who should take over the director position for The Armory Show.
  • Gagosian Gallery now represents the Nam June Paik estate.
  • Suicide Girls' version of Richard Prince Instagram works now being flipped.
  • Artsy lists 5 unspoken rules for art collectors.
  • Julian Radcliffe discusses The Art Loss Register and its 450,000+ artwork database and recovery efforts.
  • Queer Thoughts opens in New York City after being in Chicago.
  • Galerie Patrick Seguin expands to a London location.
  • LA Weekly profiles Loudhailer owner Keith Couser about his real estate and gallery businesses.
  • Erling Kagge talks about collecting art.
  • ExhibitionA interviews Henry Relph.
  • Stephen Smith talks to others about Andy Warhol's hidden side.
  • Keith J Varadi writes about sincerity in the Art21 blog.
  • The Kitchen announces September Spring, an installation by Sam Falls featuring daily performances.
  • Phaidon releasing new Ellsworth Kelly monograph.
  • Stelarc grows third ear to allow the internet to listen in on his life.
  • Israel Lund showing with White Flag Projects in Sept.
  • Artsy profiles Jessica Hess.
  • Doug Aitken's Station to Station documentary film gets a run in Los Angeles.
  • Marina Abramovic talks about her youth.
  • KPCC visits Mark Bradford.
  • Interview Magazine talks to Luke Diiorio.
  • JR installs 75-ft ballerina photo in Tribeca.
  • Glasstire has a conversation with Eileen Maxson.
  • Anthony Haden-Guest talks to FAILE, OLEK, STIK, and other street artists.
  • Karen Winters speaks about painting the drying California landscape.
  • Michael Nicholas plans to lead mass funeral march along the High Line.
  • 12 key figures in Puerto Rico's thriving art scene.
  • Artnet's must-see art guide for Los Angeles.
  • Art Production Fund x Alex Katz x Barneys New York items available online.
  • Mood NYC releases skate deck by Israel Lund.
  • Pharrell Williams and Adidas Originals unveil superstar Supershell collection.
  • Other things people collect besides art.
  • The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano features Phil Toledano acting out his possible fates.
  • Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe's Just Kids adventures to become Showtime miniseries.
  • Art-themed bodypainting show Skin Wars: Fresh Paint To Feature RuPaul and Mat Gleason.
  • Picasso gets a shout-out in Dr Dre's new album.
  • Eric Poppleton talks about photographing the iconic Straight Outta Compton album cover image.
  • Sotheby's discusses six Andy Warhol-designed album covers.
  • A Day in the Life of an Art Museum Phone Operator, in Haiku.
  • Parrots reciting modernist poetry at the Pérez Art Museum.

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