More stories from the week ending Feb 17:

  • Richard Jackson makes his mark on OCMA as his long-awaited retrospective opens this weekend. The LA Times profiles the artist.
  • RIP: Richard Artschwager dies at age 89 following a recent stroke.
  • Woman vandalizes iconic Delacroix Painting at the Louvre, tagging “AE911″ on it.
  • France to return seven Old Master paintings looted from Jewish families during WWII.
  • Henri Matisse painting stolen in 2000 from a museum in Venezuela will soon be returned to the country.
  • Police raid Bill Lowe Gallery after numerous claims of nonpayment and fraud by the gallery’s artists.
  • Police recover Banksy works in fraud investigation regarding stolen credit cards.
  • As Haunch of Venison closes, about 40 employees from London and New York branches will lose their jobs.
  • Sotheby’s sued over Caravaggio attribution after there are claims that painting may be true Caravaggio work.
  • State Farm Insurance suing dealer arguing that he lost Henri Toulouse-Lautrec litho that was left in his care.
  • Russia’s Foreign Ministry recommends that two Russian government agencies sue the US Library of Congress.
  • W Hotel in Miami removes Gavin Turk piece of the artist as Che Guevera after complaints were lodged.
  • Britain’s most damaged Henry Moore sculpture on public view is finally to be restored.
  • Spain’s Prado Museum finds image of French ruler Louis of Orleans after scanning layers under painting.
  • The ugliest woman in the world to receive proper burial thanks to the efforts of artist Laura Anderson Barbata.
  • Ken Johnson faced friends and foes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as he defended himself.
  • Cristina Ruiz’s dilemma about what she should do with her Hirst print won doing the Spot Challenge.
  • Ken Yeh, Christie’s chairman for Asia, leaving auction house to head Asian sales for the Acquavella Galleries.
  • Stuart Semple joins an agency that also represents models and musicians instead of going with a gallery.
  • Art history told via emoji.
  • Swiss Mona Lisa may prove to be the original.
  • Tara McPherson’s apartment damaged by fire. Her Cotton Candy Machine is producing prints to raise money.
  • KAWS shoots down rumors of a official Passing Through Original Fake figure.
  • Artists, others worry that Singapore government’s tight control over all aspects of daily life will stunt art scene.
  • A look at today’s NYC Upper East Side gallery and art scene.
  • Christie’s-owned India Art Fair 2013 edition a success.
  • Heartwalk Pavilion made of Hurricane Sandy-salvaged boardwalk planks opens in Times Square.
  • Pierre Huyghe wins this year’s Roswitha Haftmann Prize, along with over $120,000 in cash.
  • David Salle now writing a monthly column in Town and Country.
  • Elton John and Ai Weiwei join forces to launch Valentine’s Day Aids campaign.
  • E Online writes about James Franco’s Gay Town.
  • Will Cotton shoots Elle Fanning for NY Mag.
  • Papermag talks to Ryan McGinley during NYFW.