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Overtime: March 18 – March 24



More stories from the week ended March 24:
  • ArtInfo profiles Oscar Murillo on occassion of his upcoming exhibitions in London.
  • David Hockney's 23-year old assistant and friend dies after being taken to hospital from artist's house.
  • Graham Ovenden denies in court regarding the claim that he abused his child models.
  • Paris's Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont will close at the end of its current exhibition, citing strong competition.
  • FBI knows who was behind Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990.
  • Boris Berezovsky to sell Warhol Lenin portrait as he tries to recoup losses from failed case against Abramovich.
  • Thieves steal 30 small artifacts from Jbeil archaeology musuem.
  • Art theft is usually the work of the world's grubbiest gangsters and not Rico Suave international playboys.
  • Marino Massimo de Caro, former boss of Naples historic library confesses to multiple book thefts.
  • The Museum of Wisconsin Art has disinvited artists and artworks that were going to be in the inaugural show.
  • Walker Art Center film interns resign in protest of staff cuts.
  • Mexico, Peru, Guatemala demand Sotheby's stops Paris auction saying that artifacts belong to their nations.
  • France returns six paintings looted by Nazis during WWII to American heir.
  • Social Practice - the new trend in art.
  • Mystery painting is revealed to be a true Rembrandt worth an estimated £20 million.
  • 1,000-year-old Song Dynasty Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches over $2.2 million at auction.
  • Francis Bacon works discovered on the backs of amateur paintings sold for almost $70,000 at auction.
  • David Hasselhoff returned to Berlin to lend his support in saving mural-covered stretch of Berlin Wall.
  • The Vatican will have its own contemporary-art pavilion at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale.
  • Munich is to have its own Fourth Plinth and you can live in it.
  • TEFAF and Sotheby's in talks to collaborate on TEFAF Beijing 2014 art fair.
  • Jack Black was the celebrity host for REDCAT gala honoring Catherine Opie.
  • There is a museum building spree occurring right now in China.
  • About Casa Daros, new contemporary art museum to be built in Rio de Janeiro.
  • MOCA expresses desire to remain independent and vows to build its endowment.
  • Roberta Smith calls for MOCA to distance itself from Eli Broad.
  • Met Museum will now be open seven days a week.
  • Guggenheim gets $10 million grant to commission Chinese art.
  • 12 new paintings by former president George W. Bush.
  • Toyo Ito awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
  • Second Herb and Dorothy film premieres at Whitney Museum.
  • Sous Influences (Under the Influence), - exhibition at the Maison Rouge, examines the role of drugs in the arts.
  • Artprice's 2012 chart breakdown of market share by auction house.
  • One of the world's most famous paintings, Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff, sells for $1.5 mil at auction.
  • Tilda Swinton's speech at the launch of David Bowie exhibition at V&A Museum. Bowie was unable to attend.
  • John Baldessari on Rene Magritte's The Treachery of Images at LACMA.
  • Ai Weiwei, currently banned from leaving China, is creating a major work for Emscherkunst triennial art festival.
  • Christo's massive, heavenly air dome unveiled in Germany. First project completed since his wife's death.
  • Philip Vaughan very upset after Hayward Gallery removed his Neon Tower light sculpture and neglected it.
  • Damien Hirst designs album cover for 30 Seconds to Mars.
  • 4chan founder Chris Poole launches iPad drawing app.

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