More stories from the week ended June 16:

  • Maurizio Cattelan takes a break from retirement and presents old work in a new way at Fondation Beyeler.
  • RIP: Dorothea Wight, who has died of cancer at age 68.
  • RIP: “Gallerists to the people” startup Artify.it.
  • Feds pursue Subhash Kapoor, suspected of smuggling an estimated $100 mill. in art over the last two years.
  • German police bust forgery ring that faked works by such artists as Kandinsky, Malevich and Goncharova.
  • Twenty-two people arrested as Paris Police break up fake African art gang.
  • Thief who tried to burglarize Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio gets caught and arrested.
  • William Sweetlove’s Cloned Bulldog With Water Bottle sculpture stolen off the streets of West Hollywood.
  • Baby Jane Holzer sues Stephan Stoyanov Gallery for trade (involving Colen, Kelley, Prince works) gone wrong.
  • Richard Prince may have burned one of his Canal Zone paintings and documented the act on video.
  • U.S. government recovers 400 pages from Alfred Rosenberg diary detailing looting of art throughout Europe.
  • $12 million public art program in Atlantic City facing much criticism from the city’s citizens.
  • Locals in Bushwick angered over recent popularity of street art tourism.
  • Museums and institutions face challenges when it comes to maintaining some digital and internet artworks.
  • Virginia Postrel makes the case for selling some pieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum collection.
  • Oprah giving $12 mil. to help build Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.
  • European cities turning to North Korea’s Mansudae Art Studio for its expertise in restoring 20th century works.
  • Thousands bid farewell to Florentijn Hofman’s giant duck in Hong Kong before it travels to Pittsburgh.
  • Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo emerging as art centers, with help from government.
  • A sculpture boom is now sweeping London’s salerooms and art fairs.
  • CNN Radio looks at investing in art and why some artworks are valued higher than others.
  • Sales at Art Basel strong as Leonardo DiCaprio is among the patrons.
  • The use of red and other primary colors a main reason why some art works sell for higher prices than others.
  • Andreas Efstathiou installs plaster sculptures of toilets in Cyprus as protest against the nation’s economy.
  • Basquiat, the musical, will get a private reading on Monday June 24th.
  • Mini-golf course designed by artists now in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center.
  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates “facial reconstruction” sculptures with DNA from objects found on streets.
  • Question and answer session with Eva Presenhuber.
  • Day 1 through 3 of Kenny Schachter’s Art Basel diary. Here’s part 2.
  • Christopher Knight reviews Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s (LAND) Painting in Place exhibition.
  • Societe Perrier details 5 female LA street artists you should know about, including Becca and KH No 7.
  • Artists turning to crowdfunding to help pay for their projects.
  • Profile of Steve Tisch’s art collection, which will be housed in a private museum he’s building.
  • Extensive profile of James Turrell by NYT.
  • The New York times writes about what Chris Johanson has been up to.
  • David Choe paints on limited edition Fin Bec wine cases.
  • Cosmo Sarson creates breakdancing Jesus mural near Banksy piece.
  • Joe Bradley answers 26 Questions from ArtInfo.
  • Damien Hirst’s company reveals that he has made 1,365 spot paintings with more to come, including million spot painting. NYT looks at the prices of spot paintings over the years.
  • James Franco discusses his show at Pace Gallery, London.
  • Ben Eine gets interviewed by Interview Magazine.
  • The Daily Beast writes about celebrities and the art world/art market.
  • Kanye West hosts impromptu listening party during Art Basel and talks about art and music.
  • Neil Gaiman is obsessed with this Richard Dadd unfinished painting - The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke.
  • Interview with Khalid Albaih, whose cartoons have become a symbol for uprisings across the Arab world.