More stories from the week ended June 30:

  • National Gallery of Art plans first-ever show with a living African-American artist - Kerry James Marshall.
  • RIP: Monica Ross, who died on the last day of her five-year project, Anniversary—an act of memory.
  • RIP: Bert Stern, who died at the age of 83.
  • Ruth Carter Stevenson House, design: Harwell Hamilton Harris, landscape: Thomas Church - demolished.
  • Oakland housing project reborn as a three-story art installation on the eve of its demolition.
  • Syrian art smuggled from the midst of civil war to show in a London exhibition.
  • The US blocked sale of a Picasso painting at request of Italian Government, due to embezzlement charges.
  • Angela Merkel urges Russia to return art and antiquities looted from eastern Germany during WWII.
  • Sicily requests return of two items in Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome imperils exhibition.
  • Patrick Cariou to appeal to Supreme Court in Richard Prince copyright case.
  • Sotheby’s wins in lawsuit dispute with Jancou Gallery over Cady Noland artwork removed from auction.
  • Andy Warhol Foundation reached settlement with Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company over legal costs.
  • Citing rising costs & flexibility of new paper system using stickers, the Met will stop handing out buttons.
  • Ryan O’Neal may have lied to delay trial involving disputed Fawcett Warhol.
  • Harris Lieberman Gallery closed shop on June 15.
  • War artist Graeme Lothian may never paint again after being shot through the hand by a Taliban sniper.
  • Anthony Caro scraps Park Avenue three-block-long sculpture and turns it into 12 sculptures instead.
  • Whitney weatherproofs new museum due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • NYC West Village artists’ residence accused of sitting on about 20 empty apartments, some vacant for years.
  • Proposed ordinance could lift Los Angeles’ decade-old ban on murals on private property.
  • Curators find undiscovered LS Lowry work found on the back of another painting ahead of Tate show.
  • SF Mayor Ed Lee supports George Lucas’ proposal of housing art collection in a new museum at the Presidio.
  • Vatican Museums virtual-reality project allows visitors to wander thru a 2,600-year-old Etruscan burial vault.
  • Getty Center acquires Werner Herzog’s Hearsay of the Soul, a video installation for the 2012 Whitney Biennial.
  • Dia Foundation to sell works from its collection to start acquisition fund.
  • Fake diploma, which David Hockney made in protest against art school, could sell for £20,000 at auction.
  • Record set for art only offered online by Egon Schiele watercolor – sells for almost $2 million at Auctionata.
  • Oscar Murillo breaks his auction record by 10x as work in all 3 London auctions sell higher than estimates.
  • Amazon.com expected to launch online art gallery to offer over 1,000 art objects from at least 125 galleries.
  • Warhol in the words of ten artists, including Murakami, McGinness, Katz, and Mike Kelley.
  • Christopher Hawthorne reviews MOCA’s A New Sculpturalism show.
  • Artsy interviews Francesco Bonami about working with Maurizio Cattelan and about other art world topics.
  • Interview with David Zwirner, on the importance of small and mid-sized galleries and his own plans.
  • David LaChapelle talks about the last-ever portrait taken of Andy Warhol.
  • Ai Weiwei has released new protest album called Divine Comedy.
  • Christina Aguilera and the Hammer Museum among the buyers at D*Face’s Stolen Space show.
  • Shepard Fairey DJs at musician Josh Mintz’s art-music show.
  • Kanye West in his own words – an essay assembled by Rich Juzwiak.