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Overtime: Nov 16 – Nov 23



More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Images and information up for John Bock show at Regen Projects.
  • RIP: Paul Laffoley, who died at the age of 75 after battle with congestive heart failure.
  • RIP: Fabian Stech, who died after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris.
  • RIP: Alban Denuit, who died at the age of 32 after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris.
  • LA Times writes about the closing of the Paris Photo fair due to terror attacks. Response from the art world to the tragedies in Paris. Olafur Eliasson major installation may be cancelled because of the attacks. Artinfo looks at the history of Le Bataclan. Paris museums re-open on Monday following a minute of silence. France’s Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin, promises funding to art venues affected in the aftermath of the deadly attacks.
  • The declining performance of Sotheby's a predictor of the overall direction of the global economy? Observer covers the underperforming Taubman American Art sale at Sotheby's. It also covers the disastrous Fast Forward: New Directions in Contemporary Art sale. Ominous events occurring in the art market.
  • Michael McGinnis, president of Phillips, is leaving the company after 16 years to spend time with family.
  • Switzerland's stricter regulations for freeports and customs warehouses to have dramatic effect on art market.
  • Closure of Venetian Causeway in Miami threatens traffic at Art Basel Miami Beach.
  • Avery Singer replies to Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn with angry criticism over Lucien Smith event.
  • Leonard Peltier paintings removed from state Department of Labor and Industries' headquarters.
  • Judge blocks sale and transport of two Egon Schiele paintings that may have been looted by the Nazis.
  • Kunsthalle Mannheim discovers that it may have 18 Nazi-looted works in its collection.
  • Town & Country looks at the feud between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier.
  • San Francisco Fine Arts Museums fires whistle-blower Michele Gutierrez.
  • Marina Abramovic ill and may have been rushed to hospital. Her planned dinner is postponed.
  • Matthew Collings criticizes Jonas Woods' new works and discusses overproduction.
  • Filippo Nogarin, mayor in Modigliani's hometown of Livorno, regrets missing opportunity of buying painting.
  • Brian Allen thinks that there has been a gradual demise of connoisseurship in academic art history.
  • Gurella Girls plans to take over Minneapolis-St Paul next year with an anti-billionaire campaign.
  • With proliferation of freeports, insurers concerned with accumulation of artwork in one location.
  • MoMA restitutes Ernst Ludwig Kirchner painting to heirs of Jewish German collector Max Fischer.
  • Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné will reveal 100 previously unseen Bacon works.
  • The comeback of portrait painting.
  • Artists are donating works to The Drawing Center to be sold in order to help fund their exhibitions.
  • London’s National Portrait Gallery gets collection of Lucien Freud works from estate in lieu of inheritance tax.
  • MoMA files plans for $93mil. expansion at the former home of the American Folk Art Museum.
  • NY Times looks at the Thea and Ethan Wagner collection show at the Whitney.
  • Modern Painters interviews Michael Govan of LACMA.
  • Kazakhstan will be soon have a new modern art museum after plans are approved.
  • The International Center of Photography receives $750k grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • KAWS' first UK museum exhibition to be held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF organizes show that explores CIA's art collection in Langley, Virginia.
  • Andrew Jackson's Shepard Fairey show at the Museum of Monterey.
  • Centre Pompidou Foundation hires Florence Derieux as new curator of American art in New York.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art acquires Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (L.A.) from Christie's.
  • The Guardian writes about Don’t Follow the Wind, the exhibition inside Fukushima’s nuclear exclusion zone.
  • Cate Blanchett stars in Julian Rosefeldt exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
  • Xavier Le Roy's Temporary Title exhibition features 18 nude performers.
  • Ellsworth Kelly sculpture from amfAR charity auction goes into Dallas Cowboys Art Collection.
  • Kenny Schachter's analysis of the Nov NY auction week, as well as gossip and other observations. Judd Tully also has his take on the ArtTactic Podcast. Colin Gleadell gives his opinion on the week as well and discusses some of the lots.
  • Christie's wrap report of their Nov auction week.
  • Simon and Michaela de Pury discuss some current issues related to auctions.
  • Scott Indrisek has a preview of Art Basel Miami Beach.
  • Part III of Paper Magazine's guide to Art Basel Miami Beach week.
  • Scott Indrisek interviews NADA director Heather Hubbs.
  • Paris Tableau fair will now become part of the Biennale des Antiquaires.
  • Miguel Bosé to sell two Andy Warhol paintings the artist gave to him as birthday gifts.
  • GQ has a tour of Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery.
  • Franklin Parrasch and Christopher Heijnen to open Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in downtown LA.
  • Part II of Artsy's look at artist-run gallery spaces in NY.
  • Printed Matter moves into its new home after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Michael Williams now co-represented by Gladstone Gallery and Canada.
  • Trove of vintage Hollywood posters discovered under floor of home heads to sale at Heritage Auctions.
  • s[edition] interviews Lawrence Weiner.
  • Artsy has a studio visit with Genieve Figgis.
  • Art Viewer covers the PLAYTIME exhibition at 9800 S. Sepulveda.
  • WSJ visits the Ryman family - Ethan, Will, and Cordy, and Robert Ryman.
  • Amalia Ulman interviewed in Flaunt Magazine.
  • Artnet reviews Ryan McGinley's new works.
  • Erika Ritzel's photographs of estate sales.
  • Artspace reviews the Oscar Murillo show at David Zwirner. Anthony Haden-Guest reviews the artist's Performa 15 work.
  • Agathe Snow talks to Interview Magazine.
  • John Baldessari and Cao Fei chosen to design the next BMW art cars.
  • Ann Hirsch's show at Smart Objects is an ArtForum Critic's Pick.
  • Quam Odunsi's The Thin Children photo essay in LA Taco.
  • Ben Davis' choices for the top 20 memorable New York gallery shows this year.
  • Terry Richardson shoots Miley Cyrus for issue of CANDY Magazine.
  • Brad Pitt sees some gallery shows and visits Ólafur Elíasson while in Berlin.
  • Paris Hilton's DJ gig during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
  • The Connaught hotel unveils first Christmas tree designed by Damien Hirst.
  • HomoPower creates mosaic of Donald Trump using 500 images of weiners.
  • Chelsea gets a Starbucks coffee shop and local gallery reaction is negative.
  • 1,111 carat diamond, the biggest found in a century, unearthed in Botswana.

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