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Overtime: Aug 17 – Aug 23



More stories from the week that ended Aug 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room" is one of the works that will be on display when The Broad opens.
  • RIP: Alan Fertil, who died at the age of 33 after accidentally falling off a roof.
  • RIP: Khaled al-Asaad, who died at the age of 82 due to beheading after refusing to lead Isis to antiquities.
  • RIP: Melva Bucksbaum, who died at the age of 82. She was suffering from cancer.
  • Roman altar, estimated to be at least 1,600 years old, stolen from Senhouse Roman Museum.
  • Russia accused of encouraging religious intolerance after rightwing activists attack Manezh exhibit in Moscow.
  • Nepotism alleged in the appointment of a new head for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
  • The story of Marion True, who was exiled from the art world after alleged looted art conspiracy.
  • KPCC details a month of graffiti cleanup in Los Angeles.
  • Coco Chanel Warhol work that includes authentication stamp may or may not be a real Warhol.
  • Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell a fake Vincent van Gogh painting.
  • FBI offers $20k cash reward for return of stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings.
  • Two suspects steal Rodin bust from Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in broad daylight.
  • National Gallery of Australia removes 13 deity sculptures purchased from disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor.
  • Military train from WWII found in Poland may contain Nazi-looted art.
  • Kurt Perschke's 250-pound ball terrorizes Toldeo, Ohio residents in the streets.
  • Wild Life's gentrification-based street art sculpture set on fire in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Restoration Hardware to close RH Contemporary gallery in New York.
  • Has London become too expensive for artists?
  • Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia loses two works in shady loan agreement plot.
  • Daniel Buren is considering taking legal action against city of Lyon over disrepair of his public artwork.
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lays out plans to dismantle statues of Confederacy figures.
  • LA Weekly writes about East LA's lowrider culture.
  • Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River opposed by some.
  • Human Rights Human Wrongs festival in Oslo rejects Roy Zafrani film citing cultural boycott of Israel.
  • Admission cost may not be a hindrance for people visiting museums.
  • Vinson Cunningham asks: Can Black Art Ever Escape the Politics of Race?
  • Washington Post backs Smithsonian's refusal regarding demands to shut down the exhibit.
  • Laibach becomes first western group ever to perform in North Korea, possibly at Ponghwa Art Theatre.
  • Heather McHugh uses MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” of $500k to start nonprofit called Caregifted.
  • A look at the sustainability of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Greece.
  • UK department extends deadline over the export of the Egyptian sculpture of Sekhemka.
  • Agathe Snow's Stamina film premieres at a dance party hosted at Guggenheim Museum.
  • Hollis Frampton has a retrospective in Buffalo, New York at CEPA gallery.
  • Palestinian Museum dedicated to history and culture of Palestine over the last two centuries to open in Birzeit.
  • Artspace writes about The Broad museum.
  • Kansas City Art Institute receives $25mil from an anonymous donor.
  • Giant Robot Biennale 4 at the Japanese American National Museum announced.
  • New Orleans museums confront the memory of Katrina ten years after the hurricane.
  • Travelling exhibition featuring work by past Turner Prize nominees and winners will tour Scotland this fall.
  • Italy appoints 20 new directors in its leading cultural institutions. It receives backlash for appointing foreign directors.
  • Lucía Sanromán hired as new director of visual arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
  • Carnegie Museum hires Eric Crosby as curator of modern and contemporary art.
  • Artnet's list of the Top 10 Most Expensive Living Women Artists 2015.
  • Some items for sale from Sotheby's of Sam Simon's collection.
  • Academics determine that art prices follow definite patterns, and these are based on rational judgments.
  • Artspace talks with Jackie Saccoccio.
  • T Magazine writes about Shepard Fairey's upcoming show at Jacob Lewis Gallery.
  • Mary Ellen Mark's last assignment was in New Orleans, ten years post-Katrina.
  • Jonathan Fletcher Moore's Artificial Killing Machine provides an interactive experience of drone strikes.
  • Douglas Coupland shares his love of shopping.
  • Studio visit and interview with Zachary Armstrong.
  • Guardian teases Banksy's Dismaland. They also interview him. The Onion has some of the public's reaction.
  • The visual art of William S. Burroughs.
  • A look at Dushko Petrovich's commute and publishing activities.
  • Anish Kapoor now on Instagram.
  • Artspace looks at Marc Quinn's latest White Cube show.
  • Chris Kraus talks to Leigh Ledare.
  • Artnet interviews Massimiliano Gioni.
  • Charles Pétillon to fill the interior of Covent Garden market with 100k white balloons as part of installation.
  • Phaidon releasing a Theaster Gates monograph.
  • Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia creating original works inspired by thrift store finds, then donates his work back.
  • Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award for 2015 goes to Atena Farghadani.
  • Ben Davis shares 11 art world hashtags.
  • Eight of the most heated recent art world beefs.
  • Artsy discusses The Most Iconic Artists of the 1980s.
  • The secret behind the Mona Lisa smile.
  • Ben Davis chooses 5 shows to see in New York in August.
  • Cait Munro takes a look at the six most popular Instagrammed art shows.
  • 5 Fabulous Art Destinations to Visit on the Côte d'Azur this Summer.
  • Peekasso's GIF art.
  • Phaidon releases a book on Daniel Ost's floral art.
  • A history of lapis lazuli.
  • Pigalle teams up with Ill-Studio to build basketball court inspired by Kazimir Malevich.
  • Garrick Stephenson's Southampton estate on the market for $30mil.
  • Donald Robertson finding success as an artist.
  • Dr. Roger Lerner's photograph's throughout the decades of LA's Cedar Sinai hospital.
  • George Zimmerman selling his paintings of confederate flag to raise legal funds and to help gun store owner.
  • Katy Perry emulates Elizabeth Taylor in Andy Warhol-inspired photo shoot.

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