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 […]
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More stories from the week that ended on Dec 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sam Falls’ show at T293 in Rome opened on the 17th. RIP: Frank Lobdell, who lived until the age of 92. RIP: George Rodrigue, who died of cancer at the age of 69. RIP: Günther Förg, who died on his 61st birthday. RIP: Al Godstein, who died at the age of 77 of renal failure. Beijing Poly International Auction may pose a formidable challenge to much needed reform in […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Do Ho Suh creates a home within a home at the MMCA in South Korea. Adrian Procop, final suspect in Dutch art heist, arrested in Britain. A drug dealer tells what happens in Miami during Art Basel. Jack Armstrong has been accused of drugging and raping a woman after a night out in Beverly Hills. Despite record prices, broader art market is in the doldrums, according to experts who […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 8 (click on bolded words for more information): George Clooney x Yayoi Kusama x Giorgio Armani featured in W Magazine’s art issue. Manny Silverman Gallery and Martin L Cohen sue Knoedler for selling them fakes. Marguerite Hoffman’s lawsuit due to breach of confidentiality regarding sale of her Rothko piece. Aaron M. Freedman, assistant to accused antiquities smuggler, pleads guilty to possessing looted items. Tom Dewhurst aka DNB, spared jail time because judge thinks he can be the […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 1 (click bolded words for more information): RIP: Saul Leiter, who died at the age of 89. Tony Cenicola talks about Leiter. Teju Cole’s postscript on Leiter. Man falls to his death from the fourth floor railing at the Smithsonian National Museum. Prius cars hit by hate graffiti (swastikas, n-word) in Pacific Palisades, CA. Aboriginal art worth over $100,000 stolen from Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver. Juan Luis Garcia has some of his design work […]
More stories from the week that ended on Nov 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Gerald Laing’s Lincoln Convertible, painting of the assassination of JFK, has gone on display at Tate Britain. Organized criminal gangs are increasingly targeting valuable works of art and antiques in the UK. Vilma Bautista convicted on conspiracy and tax fraud charges stemming from attempted sale of Marcos paintings. Michael Little sells fake Chihuly glass sculptures and subsequently gets 5 months in prison for his efforts. More victims of Knoedler […]
More stories from the week ended Nov 17 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at what’s in Mark Parker’s office and what he’s been up to. Winner bidder for Banksy’s NYC piece sold to benefit charity immediately shirks on his bid. Pyotr Pavlensky nails his scrotum to cobblestones in Red Square as an act of protest. He will face criminal charges. The art world reacts to his performance. 5Pointz is likely doomed after judge says he won’t stop demolition. Basquiat family suing the […]
Stephen Webster was busy last weekend as it hosted The Last Supper series of events at its No Regrets Lounge in Beverly Hills location and also at Soho House in West Hollywood. The events included a discussion at Soho House on November 8th called The Cook, The Artist, The Jeweler, and Their Lady Friend, which involved Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Stephen Webster himself, and chef Mark Hix. They spoke about their unique paths to success, their struggles and triumphs, what drives them, and intimate private stories […]
Opening on Friday, Nov 15, is a solo show by Patrick Martinez at Public Functionary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buy Now, Cry Later includes eighteen all-new works by the artist, including his signature neon signs and mixed-media paintings. The pieces feature pop-culture, music, and societal subjects that explore the contemporary crises of today. Having first previewed the show in Los Angeles, the Midwest will receive the full-on immersive experience for themselves – the third show ever at Public Functionary. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
Quam Odunsi’s second solo exhibition at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles, The Reagents (previewed), recently closed and we have images from the exhibition installation for you here. The show highlighted the artist’s versatility in media and included sculptures, photographic prints, signature collages, silkscreen works, video, and paintings on canvas from images taken on analog (the artist’s preferred recording medium) Super8, 35mm, 120mm, and Polaroid film. This body of work sees Odunsi transforming himself into the role of a government surveillance official who takes his […]