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  • Banksy’s Slave Labour extracted street piece withdrawn from auction after controversy.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.