• Seth Casteel’s underwater photographs of dogs becomes an internet sensation and helps his non-profit, which trains shelter workers to take better photos, leading to increased adoption rates.
  • Wolfgang Beltracchi says he could have easily put “1,000 or 2,000″ forgeries on the art market.
  • Volkswagon providing $800,000 for project to track down Russian art treasures lost in WWII.
  • Police in Rome recover 37 stolen paintings including works by Rubens and Poussin.
  • Gallerist Kristen Dodge chases down art thief by foot and recovers 4 stolen paintings.
  • Worldwide fine art manager at Chubb Group gives her take on investing in and insuring art.
  • Sotheby’s stock price fell 9% after auction revenue declined due to European economic turmoil.
  • Felix Salmon discusses Gerhard Richter and makes some good points about the art market.  Another interesting article on the Richter market.
  • Rembrandt portrait leads Christie’s London sale of a private collection of Dutch Old Masters.
  • Interesting story about how The Getty acquired a Piero del Pollaiuolo drawing at auction.
  • Story about Max Levai, the 24-year old director of Marlborough Gallery.
  • David Zwirner opening additional gallery location in NY and will open one in London.
  • Painting purchased for $3 at Goodwill earns $190,000 at auction.
  • Tate buys ten tons (or eight million) of Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds.
  • Blue chip galleries do very well with sales out the gate at Amory art fair booths.
  • Vernon Family gifts The Getty Museum Set of 25 Ansel Adams photographs
  • Ralph McQuarrie, who designed characters as Darth Vader, Chewbacca R2-D2, passes away.
  • A profile of the recently deceased Ken Price.
  • Terence Koh is now represented by Sean Kelly Gallery in NY.
  • Paul Graham becomes first British photographer to win Hasselblad award.
  • Melvan – tour bus used by The Melvins with original Kurt Cobain artwork on sale on eBay.
  • A review of the Mel Ramos exhibition American Dream Girls by Donald Kuspit.
  • Damien Hirst reportedly purchases a Yoshitomo Nara drawing at Pace Gallery’s art fair booth.
  • Nucleus Gallery puts on an art show tribute to Dr. Seuss.
  • Nate Frizzell has moved to a new studio and still sketching.
  • James Jean has the opportunity to paint Lily Aldridge.
  • Xu Bing makes art with cigarettes.
  • A new drawing from Phlegm.
  • Martha Cooper has some photos from the Ramellzee show in NY.
  • Shepard Fairey is releasing his Sedation Of Millions print next week.
  • Anthony Lister has some new prints available through New Image Art.