• Beauty is Embarrassing – documentary about Wayne White – coming out soon.
  • LA Artwalk sees drama as Occupy’s Sergio Ballesteros arrested there for alleged lynching.
  • Black market for artwork run by drug dealers could be behind recent thefts in Auckland, NZ.
  • Australia’s leading dealer charged with allegedly masterminding one of its largest ever art frauds.
  • University of Notre Dame nuclear physicists using accelerated ion beams to detect art forgeries.
  • Trial of black market mastermind in ancient art ends as statute of limitations expired.
  • Has the recent boom in Chinese art been due to corruption?
  • Man who stole part of Saddam Hussein statue’s butt and tried to import it was arrested.
  • Balkans targeted in hunt for recovery of art stolen internationally.
  • Larry Gagosian sued for $14 million for selling art he allegedly had no right to sell.
  • Dispute over seventeen Jack Kevorkian art works dismissed by Oakland court.
  • Chinese artists dominate list of 10 most expensive paintings sold last in 2011.
  • Egypt to strengthen relationship with Pakistan thru promotion and exchange of art & culture.
  • MOCA to start YouTube channel of news, talk-show programming, and more.
  • Exhibitors for Art Basel ’12 released. Newcomers include Peres Projects & Cherry and Martin.
  • The 24 Hours Museum – open for 24 hours only.
  • Damien Hirst’s obituary.
  • Younger British Artists trying to make it in a post-YBA world.
  • Legs sculpture by Larry Rivers displayed outside Hamptons Village home to be removed.
  • MAMBO has created a giant collage in Paris in remembrance of Johnny Weissmuller.
  • A rare interview with the elusive Hanksy.
  • The Basquiat Authentication Committee is going to disband in September.
  • Video: Ben Eine was in Beijing recently where he created Great Adventure.
  • C215 customizes a mailbox with spraypaint and stencil.
  • A new piece for 2012 by Titi Freak.
  • A conversation on video with Shepard Fairey at the AGENDA trade show.
  • Parra designs a blanket for Pendleton Woolen Mills – curated by Arkitip.
  • Nerds rejoice: The Art of Video Games is coming to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Eric Fortune’s update on paintings he is currently working on.
  • Femke Hiemstra paintings some fishes.
  • New block prints - 52 Spheres from James Jarvis.
  • Dan May’s new piece – Of Wolf and Man, his Art Tribute to Metallica.