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Overtime: June 3 – June 9

More stories from the week ended June 9: Subodh Gupta’s giant boat on show at Hauser & Wirth rumored to sell to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for $800k. RIP Charles Mason, who has taken his own life at age 50. Tragic news – artwork by from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse stolen from Rotterdam may now just be ashes. Paul Yore collages confiscated by police, who say the work sexualizes children and he may face charges. Christie’s withdrew ten works by Brazilian artists from its auctions of […]
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Videos: Berndnaut Smilde – “Making Clouds”

Berndnaut Smilde‘s work is defined by the temporary and the ephemeral. It lives for a few seconds and disappears, without a trace that it was ever there, documented only through photographs and video. The Avant/Garde Diaries recently recorded one of his clouds in the Green Room of the Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco. A small crowd was there to witness a smoke machine create billowing smoke forming a luscious, cotton candy-like shape in the middle of the Beaux-Arts chamber before it vaporized into haze, […]
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Overtime: May 27 – June 2

More stories from the week ended June 2: Marc Quinn unveils inflatable sculpture portraying Alison Lapper outside the church of St. Giorgio Maggiore. RIP: Otto Muehl, who died at the age of 87 after suffering from Parkinson and heart problems. Formal debate at Art Basel HK considers the assertion: The Market Is the Best Judge of Art’s Quality. The Art Law Blog states that despite what some may think, Detroit is able to sell artwork from DIA collection. Velvet Underground settles Warhol lawsuit with Warhol Foundation […]
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Overtime: May 20 – May 26

More stories from the week ended May 26: John Constable masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows, bought by Tate for £23.1mil. RIP: Cecilia Steinfeldt, known as the First Lady of Texas Art, pass away just a week shy of her 98th birthday. Detroit Institute of Art’s multibillion-dollar art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit’s creditors Joseph Beuys biography accuses him of having close ties to the Nazis. SplitArt ends in liquidation due to a split between the investors about its direction. Nils Jennrich, […]
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Overtime: May 13 – May 19

More stories from the week ended May 19: New Yorkers upset over neighbor Arne Svenson’s photos taken through windows for art exhibit. Chinese authorities begin demolishing ancient capital of Lhasa to transform city into a tourist destination. Construction company destroys one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids to extract crushed rock for project. RIP: Thomas M. Messer, longtime director of the Guggenheim Museum, who died at the age of 93. British police interrupt stunt by Voina on London Tower Bridge. Activists occupy Budapest’s Ludwig Museum protesting the […]
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Showing: David Benjamin Sherry – “Wonderful Land” @ OHWOW

Wonderful Land marks David Benjamin Sherry’s second solo exhibition at OHWOW and features photographs from the American Western and Southwestern states, taken with a large format, handmade, analog wooden film camera over the course of several months. The artist prints each image in his own darkroom, creating vivid and detailed images with brilliant colors. The resulting body of work is at once aesthetically beautiful and wondrous as it reminds us of how spectacular nature can be. If you will be in Los Angeles and would […]
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Overtime: May 6 – May 12

More stories from the week ended May 12: The provocative photography of Nobuyoshi Araki currently on display in London. RIP: Taylor Mead, who died of a stroke in Denver at the age of 88. Carolina Miranda writes about the fallout from a possible cancellation of MOCA’s architecture show. FEMA denies university’s final attempt to obtain funding to aid in replacement of flood-damaged building. 9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge for admission ($20-25), angering family members of victims. Zao Wou-ki’s third wife and son fighting […]
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Overtime: April 29 – May 5

More stories from the week ended May 5: An in-depth look at JR’s studio. RIP: Channa Horwitz. MOCA architecture show, funded by Getty, could face cancellation due to financial issues. Sequestration temporarily closes parts of Hirshhorn, African Art Museum, and Smithsonian Castle. MBW’s Sid Vicious works, based on Dennis Morris photo are “not transformative”, breaks copyright. Collector files lawsuit against Sotheby’s saying it sold him Nazi-looted artwork. Canadian government funds research on Holocaust-era art provenance project. Peter Doig’s parole officer claims to own early Doig […]
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Overtime: April 22 – April 28

More stories from the week ended April 28: Financial Times interviews and profiles George Condo. RIP: former L.A. Times art critic William Wilson dies at 78. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Heirs of Baron Mor Lipot Herzog can now sue Hungary over Herzog’s art collection looted during WWII. Michael Little arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit Chihuly art. Francois Pinault will donate two looted bronze relics from his collection to the Chinese government. Cleaning lady pleads guilty in $3M theft of Benjamin Franklin Houdon bust made […]
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Overtime: April 15 – April 21

More stories from the weekend ended April 21: Ugo Rondinone’s giant human-shaped stone sculptures go up at Rockefeller Center. Helly Nahmad gallery raided and family charged with international gambling and money-laundering operation. Spanish court sends Chinese businessman, art dealer & fraud/money laundering suspect Gao Ping back to jail. Ai Weiwei + Serge Spitzer collaborative sculpture damaged when elderly woman tripped and fell into the work. €1million stolen gold egg recovered near French-Swiss border during a routine police roadblock. Student who killed chicken as part of a […]