Stories from this week:

  • One of Melbourne’s few remaining Banksy street works destroyed by drilling work for a cafe.
  • Following the BLU controversy, another artist may have had his piece at MOCA censored.
  • Another great mural in Los Angeles unfortunately gets painted over.
  • SEVER’s mural in Detroit causes controversy.
  • A grand opening for Stavenger’s Reed Projects.
  • Bamboo iPhone case with Keith Haring imagery from Colors.
  • New work from REVOK revealed.
  • Hypebeast sits down with a talk with KAWS.
  • Pharrell Williams talks about his favorite artists, including KAWS, JR, and Murakami.
  • World’s most expensive camera: Leica 0-Series Camera sells for $2.8 million at auction.
  • Tracey Emin’s map of the London Underground revealed.
  • Andreas Gursky’s exhibition at Hong Kong’s Gagosian opens.
  • Tate Britain raises ÂŁ45 million for refurbishments thanks to donations.
  • The Kreeger Museum in DC runs a special program for people with Alzheimer’s.
  • Turkey seeks the return of 40 Byzantine relics at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Museum.
  • Criminals using stolen credit cards internationally to steal works of art.
  • Financial Times on the growth of Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene.
  • Amazing photographs of Kowloon’s Walled City, which was demolished in 1992.
  • Oldest cave art drawings may be of female anatomy.
  • This may be the world’s largest painting.
  • Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead project to continue after his death in his honor.
  • The LA Times reviews Damon and Paul McCarthy’s Rebel Dabble Babble.
  • Peggy Detmers loses her lawsuit against Kevin Costner over placement of sculptures.
  • Knoedler seeks to have lawsuit over disputed Jackson Pollock painting dismissed.
  • Time Magazine’s breast feeding cover references art history.
  • Check out the Sacrificial Mutilation and Death in Modern Art series by Jake and Dinos Chapman.
  • Check out Tadas ÄŚerniauskas’ Blow Job photographs.
  • James Franco talks to Patt Morrison about his MOCA Rebel show.
  • Interview with Anselm Kiefer on occasion of his first show in Hong Kong.
  • Thomas Houseago’s  Lying Figure, installed on the High Line under The Standard.
  • Magritte, Warhol, and Dr. Seuss each have craters on Mercury named after them.
  • Artinfo has some questions for Dana Schutz.
  • WSJ lobs some odd questions at Paul Kasmin.
  • A defense of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Park sculpture.
  • Nate Frizzell working on something.
  • First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustration brings $71,700.
  • Sarah Joncas reveals her soup can for the Warhol show and a new painting.
  • Tim Biskup starts work on a goat.
  • Amy Sol has finished her piece for the Wild At Heart show.
  • Master of customs, Doktor A, has a group show coming up in Germany.