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Overtime: March 28 – April 3



More stories from the week that ended April 3 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Hammer Museum's A Shape That Stands Up exhibition is among the critics picks chosen by Frieze for LA.
  • RIP: Zaha Hadid, who passed away at the age of 65 after having a heart attack. Six of her milestone buildings. NY Times has its pick of her seven best designs. Artnet shares the architect's unfinished designs. 12 of her memorable quotes. Louise Blouin remembers Hadid. Tributes flow in for Hadid.
  • Inspection of Palmyra after recapture from Islamic State shows damage is not as bad as previously thought.
  • Following Brussels attacks, Italy ramps up security at famous culture sites, pledging €300mil. to the efforts.
  • Charlie Hebdo cover comments on recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.
  • Charges against Pyotr Pavlensky changed from vandalism to cultural heritage damage.
  • Manhattan District Attorney’s office begins an inquiry into possible criminal misconduct by Larry Gagosian.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture to feature Bill Cosby, but not his recent troubles. They reverse their stance and will now mention the accusations.
  • Will Kopelman and Drew Berrymore split and plan to divorce.
  • Dmitry Rybolovlev $1.4bil. lawsuit against Yves Bouvier set to play out in the Singapore courts. Dmitry Rybolovlev tearing down $95mil. property he bought from Donald Trump.
  • Cheyenne Westphal departs as Sotheby’s worldwide head of contemporary art.
  • Sotheby's fights back in response to Motherwell piece lawsuit.
  • David Toren suing Grisebach to learn identity of buyers who purchased paintings that ­belonged to great-uncle.
  • Agnès Saal pleads guilty to misuse of public funds while she was managing director of the Centre Pompidou.
  • Florentijn Hofman accuses Brazilian protestors and fabricator of plagiarizing the design of his duck.
  • Sarah Meyohas dropped by her brokerage firm Charles Schwab after making stock market artwork.
  • About 350 libraries have closed in Britain over the past six years, causing the loss of almost 8,000 jobs.
  • Taxpayers in Nashville, Tennessee spend less on arts than other peer cities.
  • Jim Goldberg upset at Kanye West for his jacket that appears to copy Tweaky Dave's.
  • Banksy's Spy Booth street piece now valued at zero due to falling into state of disrepair.
  • Christopher Hawthorne thinks that Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center transportation hub underwhelms.
  • Unknown artist places Donald Trump tombstone piece in Central Park.
  • Over 1,000 sign petition opposing placement of Moore sculpture outside Butler Library at Columbia University.
  • Export bar placed on Veronese drawing at risk of leaving UK.
  • Artsy discusses Conceptual Art.
  • Denver Art Museum returning stolen ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia.
  • NY Times notes the resurgence of women-only shows.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada to open in 2017.
  • Annual museum survey reveals that the Louvre remained the world's most-visited museum in 2015.
  • NY Times discusses the opening of National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • Getty Foundation to issue $8.5mil. in grants for Latino and Latin American-themed shows across California.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) to inaugurate an “Oceans Pavilion" at Venice Biennale.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art transforming disused Kraft Foods plant into a cultural venue.
  • Artnet's guide to New York's Museum Week.
  • Supreme Court lets Yale keep Van Gogh's The Night Café painting stolen by Bolsheviks and valued at $200mil.
  • University of Iowa plans to get art collection back before its new museum is built.
  • Marina Abramovic to get her first show in China at Power Station of Art (PSA) in Shanghai.
  • The case for the MFA having a Donatello sculpture that they have not yet attributed to the artist.
  • Huntington Library gallery expansion set to open in October.
  • John Madden donates 120 pieces from his art collection, valued at around $10 million, to University of Denver.
  • Julia Stoschek to open a satellite exhibition space for her collection in Berlin in June.
  • Thelma Golden, Soumaya Slim, and Caroline Grainge join LACMA's board of trustees.
  • Nina Zimmer appointed director of the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Kunstmuseum Bern.
  • Artsy's list of The 20 Most Influential Young Curators in Europe.
  • The current state of Sotheby's.
  • Tad Smith received a pay package worth $20mil. in 2015 from Sotheby's.
  • Mark Bradford and Robert Glasper collaborate on piano to be auctioned at Christie's to benefit museums.
  • Albahie to host inaugural Islamic and Orientalist art sale in Qatar.
  • Observer's choices for the seven best solo artist booths at Art Basel Hong Kong.
  • Untitled art fair expands to San Francisco.
  • Artnet interviews Vincenzo de Bellis about Miart.
  • Artinfo visits PAD Paris and has a sales report.
  • Artnet uncovers some bargains at the Affordable Art Fair.
  • Spring Masters New York at Park Avenue Armory announces gallery lineup.
  • Andy Warhol’s 5,000 sq ft first NYC studio building is up for sale for $9.975mil.
  • David Salle's Fort Greene residence on the market for $13mil.
  • Joe Bradley's top ten most expensive lots at auction.
  • Nine galleries in Downtown Los Angeles to open on Sundays now, following Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's lead.
  • Altman Siegel moving from downtown San Francisco to larger location in Dogpatch.
  • Artspace's list of 9 Upstart Galleries Redefining London's Art Scene.
  • Larry's List interviews Dennis Scholl.
  • How Alfred Stieglitz created the first truly modern photograph.
  • NY Times previews Joe Bradley's Gagosian Gallery show.
  • Maggie Lee talks about her film Mommy.
  • Ross Bleckner's current resurgence in popularity and exposure.
  • Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of Lygia Pape estate.
  • Scott Indrisek reviews Dan Attoe's show at Half Gallery.
  • Studio visit with Mary Weatherford.
  • NY Times writes about eL Seed's mural in Cairo.
  • VNA interviews SABER.
  • Wired discusses Trevor Paglen's Autonomy Cubes.
  • ARTnews profiles Michael Chow.
  • Idris Khan wins major public art commission for new Memorial Park in the Middle East.
  • ARTnews covers Michael Mahalchick's performance at his Canada opening.
  • Scott Indrisek writes about William Wegman's non-dog artwork.
  • Inquisitr profiles Michael Dotson.
  • Artinfo visits Bosco Sodi.
  • John Rabe and Mat Gleason converse about Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis' show at Gagosian Gallery.
  • Artspace reveals some details about Edgar Degas you may not have known about.
  • Peter Doig's choices for best painters of houses, as chosen in 1994.
  • Artnet reviews HBO's Robert Mapplethorpe documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.
  • Paper Magazine interviews Gary Boas.
  • Ten notable times when art influenced politics.
  • Donald Trump talks about his arts and culture policy. He does not reveal much during Washington Post interview.
  • David Lynch endorses Bernie Sanders.
  • Can Google’s Deep Dream become an art machine?
  • National Poo Museum openes at the Isle of Wight Zoo.
  • Hyperallergic's Anish Kapoor April Fool's Day joke. LA Weekly's April Fool's Day joke is museum-related.

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