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More stories from the week that ended Aug 30 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art acquires and installs site-specific outdoor Jack Pierson work.
  • RIP: Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud, who died at her own hand at the age of 76. Tributes pour in.
  • Islamic State destroys ancient temple of Baal Shamin in Syrian city of Palmyra using explosives. Satellite images confirm the destruction. UN's cultural agency says that it is a war crime. A look at the extent of Isil's antiquities trafficking.
  • Isil bulldozes parts of 1,500-year-old Catholic monastery of Mar Elian near Syrian town of Qaryatain.
  • Mark Moogalian was one of the men who helped thwart terrorist attack on Paris-bound train.
  • Iran and US nuclear deal paves way for cultural exchanges and projects between Iran and US and Europe.
  • Tania Bruguera back in the U.S. after being detained for 8 months in Cuba.
  • Shadi Alzaqzouq kicked out of Dismaland for anti-Israel protest. Banksy accused of trolling ticket buyers to Dismaland. Merchandise from the park and event already for sale. Banksy interviews Run the Jewels. Brad Pitt gets a private tour of Dismaland. Speculation as to whether Brad Pitt will purchase Dismaland.
  • Boy in Taiwan trips and punches a hole in Paolo Porpora painting hanging at Huashan 1914 Creative Park. The attribution and value of the painting may have been misrepresented.
  • Girl at Israel Museum in Jerusalem breaks 2,000-year-old vase by accidentally rocking its glass case.
  • Dionysis Karipidis destroys his own sculpture rather than be forced to pay a fine.
  • Pierce Brosnan claims that 10-inch knife he tried to take onto plane was part of his art supplies.
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum releases surveillance CCTV photos of suspects in Rodin bust theft.
  • Argentina to return thousands of stolen archaeological pieces to Ecuador and Peru.
  • Lumsden Quan pleads guilty to selling black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent.
  • Stefan Simchowitz and Jonathan Ellis King sue Ibrahim Mahama for breach of contract and other allegations. Greg Allen comments on the case.
  • Opera Gallery wins $800k judgment against Gailord Bovrisse over two fake Marc Chagall paintings.
  • NY's Chelsea galleries moving out of the area due to being priced out.
  • The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery to close while budgetary issues are worked out.
  • LA Arts District criticized for not doing enough for artists in the area.
  • Marinika Babanazarova fired as director of the Savitsky, accused of replacing originals with fakes.
  • Staff at the National Museums of Scotland begin seven days of strike action.
  • Judge rules that chicken sandwich is not a creative work and can not be copyrighted.
  • Singapore Court of Appeal has unfrozen the assets of Yves Bouvier.
  • Jonathan Fineberg thinks that looking at art makes you smarter.
  • Landsberg, Germany has new initiative that converts cigarette vending machines into coin-operated art shops.
  • MOCA offering free membership to anyone who brings Broad admission ticket during Broad's first two weeks.
  • Crystal Bridges will open Frank Lloyd Wright home for free visits.
  • The Joan Mitchell Center opens in New Orleans.
  • ArtInfo reviews Dinh Q. Lê’s “Memory for Tomorrow” at the Mori Art Museum.
  • Review of Josh Kline: Freedom at Modern Art Oxford.
  • Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa launches $68mil. drive to redesign plaza and cover fundraising failure.
  • Takashi Murakami’s private collection will go on display at the Yokohama Museum of Art.
  • Michel Houellebecq gets an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum announces exhibition celebrating artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli.
  • Ashmolean Museum announces Venetian old master drawing exhibition.
  • Tan Boon Hui appointed VP for global arts and cultural programs, and director of Asia Society Museum.
  • The Met to renovate Breuer Annex prior to opening. The Met will also be open until midnight for the closing weekend of China: Through the Looking Glass.
  • The Nevada Museum of Art receives $2mil. gift from John La Gatta.
  • Museums in Philadelphia bracing themselves for arrival of Pope Francis with exhibitions and programs.
  • Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas acquires Kazuo Ishiguro archive.
  • Places to go around downtown LA when you are visiting The Broad or MOCA.
  • New York Times writes about new school art advisors.
  • Kenny Schachter, Edward Winkleman, Willima Powhida, and others comment on Magnus Resch's book.
  • Aristophil's collection of rare manuscripts to be sold.
  • Adrian Cheng plans to build 17 new shopping malls, which will double up as exhibition and gallery spaces.
  • Part 1 of Larry's List's top 50 collectors to follow on Instagram.
  • Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair moving to Margate. Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, and Peter Blake to participate.
  • Larry's List gives you reasons to visit the Amsterdam International Art Fair.
  • Artnet shares its investigation into the 10 Surprising Habits of Millennial Art Collectors.
  • Artspace visits Keltie Ferris in her studio and interviews her.
  • Watch from under the canvas as Jackson Pollock makes his drip paintings.
  • Sarah Sze talks about installing her Tanya Bonakdar Gallery show.
  • William Kentridge creating monumental frieze along the banks of the river Tiber in Rome.
  • Artsy writes about seven street artists including Shepard Fairey, Ron English, RETNA, JR, and more.
  • Paddle8 has a text interview with Richard Phillips.
  • LA Times reviews the Is This This That show at Greene Exhibitions.
  • Zachary Armstrong and Rose Wylie showing this September at GNYP Artspace.
  • Artinfo's list of 8 must-read art books coming out this fall.
  • Paddle8 follows art world summer adventures through Instagram. Artnews also lives its summer vicariously through artists on Instagram.
  • The listing for Swizz Beatz and Alicia Key's house previews some of their art collection.
  • Greg Renoff writes about the story of Zero Zero and Zero One.
  • What Jerry Saltz and others are looking forward to this fall. Artnet also has its exhibition choices.
  • 20 of the wackiest art news stories of the summer.
  • Jessica Stockholder edition available from ICI shop.
  • Bumblebee artist shirts available from Common Artist Project.
  • Olivia Barr's Not-A-Camera functional spy camera available at Whitney Museum shop.

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