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APTOPIX Man in Underwear Statue

Overtime: Feb 10 – Feb 16

More stories from the week that ended Feb 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Students petition to have Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture removed from Wellesley College campus. RIP: Terry Adkins, who died of heart failure at age 60. RIP: Leonard Knight, who died at the age of 82, possibly from diabetes. RIP: Nancy Holt, who died at the age of 75. RIP: Maggie Estep, who died of a heart attack at age 50. RIP: Hudson, who died at the age of 63. Tributes from […]
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Setup: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant will be on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from March 1 to June 8, but we were able to visit (courtesy of Martha Otero) the artist and his crew as they were on day 6 of putting up the massive 2-floor installation. The entire piece will take about one month to set up and will be Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Boxes and boxes of the artist’s signature paper and wood kites and tons of string and wire […]
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Recap: Bumblebee – “Bee Yourself” Los Angeles Popup

From Jan 23 to Jan 26, Bumblebee’s first solo exhibition was on view at a pop-up location in Los Angeles. Consisting of new works and installations such as his Venice Beach lemonade stand, the show included familiar images from his street art murals, as well as his environmentally-conscious statements, such as his phone booths. His short video documentary was also screening in an upstairs room. There was work to enjoy for art lovers of all ages and at any level of familiarity. Fans were treated […]
Gift Horse by Hans Haacke will grace the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square

Overtime: Feb 3 – Feb 9

More stories from the week that ended Feb 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth to show Hans Haacke piece in ’15 and David Shrigley’s in ’16. The Museum Folkwang in Essen cancels Balthus show after critics complain of pedophilia concerns. Tim Haries sentenced to six months in prison for defacing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Petr Pavlensky explains why he nailed his scrotum to Red Square. Marc Chagall painting purchased for £100k and determined to be fake could be […]
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Overtime: Jan 27 – Feb 2

More stories from the week that ended Feb 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Roger Ballen’s releases book based on photographs with Die Antwoord. RIP Rene Ricard, who died of cancer. Salzburg’s Haus der Natur seeking to return natural-history artifacts looted by founder. Cornelius Gurlitt signals readiness to discuss restitution of looted works. Task force assembly complete with the addition of thirteen experts. Philippine government attempting to locate and seize over 150 paintings formerly owned by Imelda Marcos. Ralph O. Esmerian’s folk art […]
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Overtime: Jan 20 – Jan 26

More stories from the week ended Jan 26 (click on bolded words for more info): Jeff Koons balloon rabbit installed in lobby of new IBM building on 51 Astor Place. RIP: Chryssa, who died at the age of 79. RIP: Martha Beck, who died at the age of 75. RIP: Robert Alistair McAlpine, who died at the age of 71 Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer is retiring. Bombings in Cairo killed people and wrecked a nearby museum of Islamic artifacts. Charles Saatchi and Taki may […]
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Overtime: Jan 13 – Jan 19

More stories from the week ended Jan 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor’s inflatable concert hall travels Japan and brings music to tsunami-hit areas. Vilma Bautista sentenced two-six years for conspiring to sell paintings belonging to Philippine government. Brand X Editions’ lawsuit against Christopher Wool and Luhring Augustine allowed to proceed in court. Nicholas H. Jepson sues Galerie Mongeon for refusing to return his Edgar Degas prints. Two antique dealers accused of $1.5mil. art loan fraud and running a Ponzi scheme. […]
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Overtime: Jan 6 – Jan 12

More stories from the week that ended Jan 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Davina Semo’s exhibition RUDER FORMS SURVIVE opens at Marlborough Chelsea. RIP: Clinton De Menezes at age 43, murdered while protecting a friend, after saving his wife and daughter. Paul Conrad’s “Chain Reaction” sculpture could receive additional funding for preservation from Santa Monica. Denver Museum of Nature and Science will deliver its 30 vigango totems to the National Museums of Kenya. Bavaria drafting a national law to ease the return […]
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Overtime: Dec 30 – Jan 5

More stories from the week that ended Jan 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Kendrick Lamar music vid features Eddie Peake & his work, conceptualized and directed by Darren Romanelli. 96 artifacts disappears from the Aswan Museum’s storehouse. Theft likely a inside job. Contrary to American Hustle’s claim, Worcester Art Museum’s Rembrandt is authentic. A exhibition about prestigious and famous forgeries. Knoedler fakes are still out there with unknown whereabouts as more victims sue the gallery. Banksy street pieces vandalized and damaged in Utah. […]
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Overtime: Dec 23 – Dec 29

More stories from the week that ended Dec 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Kanye West gives Kim Kardashian a Hermes bag painted by George Condo for Christmas. RIP: Eliseo Garza Salinas, who died at age 68 due to murder. Calders heirs lose $20mil. fraud lawsuit against the estate of his longtime dealer, Klaus Perls. About the Ghent Altarpiece, which is the most stolen artwork of all time. US pressures German government to return a trove of Nazi-looted artwork to rightful owners. French […]