Stories of the week:
- Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1981 self-portrait to fetch a new auction record for the artist.
- Woman who scratched, punched, and urinated near a Clyfford Still painting bottomless is sentenced.
- Richard Phillips creates another film featuring Lindsay Lohan – to premiere at Art Basel.
- Erykah Badu not happy with artistic decisions made by The Flaming Lips.
- Drew Barrymore marries art dealer Will Kopelman in Southern California.
- Vice Magazine reviews Tyler Shields’ LA exhibition. The Birkin bag that he destroyed may have been a fake.
- Mainland China has a problem with deadbeat auction buyers.
- Elli Bern Angellino claims the Saudi royal family owes him $12.6 million for 29 sculptures.
- Las Vegas looking at taxes to help fund public art program.
- Huntington Library buys a Robert Rauschenberg Spread painting for its collection.
- Liza Essers, gallery owner of the show that scandalized South Africa, speaks.
- Cambodia seeks return of statues, currently at The Met, that they said were looted.
- TIME compiles a list of five sites for art collectors.
- LA Weekly writes about Los Angeles paper-mache street artists.
- Ramiro Gomez pays homage to LA’s unseen workers in Beverly Hills.
- L.A. Center for Digital Art to have a show based on Instagram images.
- Artist turns his dead cat into flying helicopter after it is killed by a car.
- The MacDowell Colony awards Nan Goldin a medal for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Retired artist Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrar create a new billboard near the High Line.
Guggenheim, MFA Houston and LACMA to show James Turrell in 2013.
Barry McGee monograph coming in the end of summer.
- ARTINFO asks David Benjamin Sherry some questions.
- Hen’s egg with self-portrait by Lucian Freud set sell after being hidden in drawer for 33 years.
- James Franco brings psychic to The New Museum for the launch of his artist switchblade.
- Q&A with Kehinde Wiley on his collaboration with Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci.
- Two new prints from Dran.
- Some new sculptures from Sam3 of his shadow creatures.
- Candice Tripp creates the cover art for the Let The Right One In soundtrack.
- Futura garners the cover for the UK’s EXIT magazine.
- Some photos of Todd James’ (REAS) new show in Tokyo.
- Moneyless and Mark Lyken worked on some collaborative installations in Glasgow.
- An interview with Phil Hale on Erratic Phenomena.
- Some new work in progress from Frank Gonzales.
- A new table lamp designed by Aiko inspired by Isamu Noguchi.
- Online support building for arrested Singapore street artist where illegal public art can be punished by up to 3 years in prison and lashing.