More stories from the week that ended March 3:
- Morgan Library & Museum to host “Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney” show opening in May.
- Four hundred fragments of bricks from Babylon’s Ishtar Gate and Processional Way have been stolen in Iraq.
- Fired Margarita Aguilar suing El Museo del Barrio claiming gender discrimination and a hostile workplace.
- Prime minister Cameron criticized after he opposed calls to return Parthenon Marbles & Koh-i-Noor diamond.
- San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums fires another staff member as exhibition designer Bill White is let go.
- Phivos Istavrioglou avoids jail time by pleading guilty to stealing Dali drawing.
- Russell Allen Erxleben has been arrested on charges of carrying out Ponzi scheme using Gauguin painting.
- Banksy’s Slave Labour extracted street piece withdrawn from auction after controversy.
- Kansas arts advocates plan to converge at the Statehouse to protest a proposal to cut state arts funding.
- Smithsonian facing $40 million cut in funding, but vows to still keep regular hours.
- Sotheby’s profit falls 8% as auction revenue declines from prior year.
- Peru’s government believes some pieces to be auctioned by Sotheby’s were taken out of Peru w/o permission.
- DKNY to pay $25,000 after using Brandon Stanton’s photographs without his permission.
- Recently closed SantralIstanbul Museum of Contemporary Art sells its whole collection of Turkish art at auction.
- Richard Art Hambleton evicted from studio on Orchard Street.
School of Visual Arts seizes 68 viles of semen from MFA student Marc Bradley Johnson.
- Berlin Wall’s most iconic paintings under threat from property developers that want to build luxury housing.
Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman looking for those that may have pocketed Ai Weiwei’s seeds from Tate exhibition.
Town of Bridlington in East Yorkshire unsuccessful in its efforts to contact David Hockney to honor him.
Restorers discover Picasso piece hidden on cardboard. It may have been created when the artist was only 15.
World’s most popular exhibitions to be broadcast in cinemas across Britain, in effort to make art accessible.
- MOCA announces election of Sutton Stracke to its Board of Trustees.
- For first time, National Academy includes photographers, video, performance artists among annual nominees.
- Inocente – film about homeless teenage artist – is first Kickstarter-backed film to win an Oscar.
- Rosa Parks becomes first black woman to be honored with a life-size statue in the Capitol.
- Silicon Valley power players are beginning to buy art.
- Jack Geary opens his own gallery in the Lower East Side.
- Artsy raises $5.6 million in new investment, adds Internet entrepreneur Sky Dayton to its board of directors.
- V&A David Bowie exhibition to be most successful in museum’s history, with unprecedented ticket presales.
- French president has given special dispensation for Manet’s Olympia painting to travel abroad.
- Paintings by Lewis Todd put up at auction after it was discovered they have works by Francis Bacon on back.
- Richard Serra’s installation Shift set to become a site of “cultural heritage value”.
- Royal College of Art secret postcard sale happening 23 March and include works by Baldesarri, Christo, Opie.
- Spanish art fair ARCO fares surprisingly better than originally expected, due to poor Spanish economy.
- Wall Street Journal details three common mistakes art collector novices fall prey to and how to avoid them.
- Ruscha, Koh, Abramovic, McCarthy, XVALA featured in ARTINFO’s list of chocolate artworks.
James Franco’s life to be the subject of a Marina Abramovic film.
- Mounir Fatmi’s Sleep Al-Naim, showing sleeping Salmon Rushdie, to be shown in London after Paris no-show.
- A show featuring the work of Maurice Sendak at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana coming up.
- Brandi Milne completed a drawing for a little girl’s bedroom.
- An interview with Kid Acne.
- An interview with La Pandilla.
- New airship drawing from Phlegm.
- Bobby Hundreds spends some time with Hot+Tea.
- Eric Fortune answering some questions about his technique.
- 3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen.