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Releases: REVOK – 1313 Milwaukee @ 1xRUN

Releasing at 9am Pacific (noon Eastern) time on Tuesday, March 19 by 1xRUN is a limited edition (of 200) print by the highly respected graffiti writer/fine artist REVOK. Titled 1313 Milwaukee and priced at $200, it is a 30″x30″ archival pigment print on hand-deckled, 300gsm water color cotton paper. Based on the assemblage pieces the artist does in Detroit that are composed of bits and pieces of the city, it will be the one and only edition that he will make based on these works. […]

Overtime: March 11 – March 17

More stories from the week ended March 17: David Choe painted in the streets of Mexico City last week with Dhear. The Met is being sued for allegedly tricking people into paying for admission. Keith Haring Foundation claims that 165 pieces of Haring art in Miami exhibit are fakes. Cooper Union says tuition will stay free for now. Picasso’s Child with a Dove heads overseas to its new private owner as export bar is lifted. Serbian police have recovered Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Father. Four […]

Overtime: March 4 – March 10

More stories from the week that ended March 10: Art13 organizes successful fair during Frieze offering more affordable art. Banksy pictured among works sold. RIP: Thomas McEvilley, who died of cancer at age 73. LACMA makes a preliminary offer for taking over MOCA, but Eli Broad may block it. Christopher Knight writes about the possible merger. $30 million worth of artwork by Arthur Pinajian discovered in a garage in New York. The Tacoma Art Museum’s sale of a collection of Chinese robes and jades have […]

Overtime: Feb 25 – March 3

More stories from the week that ended March 3: Morgan Library & Museum to host “Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney” show opening in May. Four hundred fragments of bricks from Babylon’s Ishtar Gate and Processional Way have been stolen in Iraq. Fired Margarita Aguilar suing El Museo del Barrio claiming gender discrimination and a hostile workplace. Prime minister Cameron criticized after he opposed calls to return Parthenon Marbles & Koh-i-Noor diamond. San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums fires another staff member as exhibition designer […]

Openings: Mario Testino @ Prism

The Academy Awards were scheduled for Sunday, but on Saturday night, the stars came out to help celebrate Mario Testino’s opening reception for his exhibition at Prism in West Hollywood. Many of the photographer’s friends that are known for being immortalized in front of his camera came out in support of the legendary artist. They included Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Liberty Ross, Stephen Dorff, Irina Shayk, Jared Leto, Whitney Cummings, and many other beautiful women and men. On the walls were massive, bold, […]

Overtime: Feb 18 – Feb 24

More stories from the week ending Feb 24: It turns out some of Charles Krafft’s work was not supposed to be ironic after all, and he shockingly appears to be a white nationalist who believes Holocaust is a deliberately exaggerated myth. France making one of its biggest efforts to trace Jewish owners of artworks stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Jewish Museum of Vienna acknowledges it may be in possession of hundreds of items looted during the war. Fire on top floor of building at Pratt […]

Preview: Mario Testino @ Prism

Prism brings another international star to its West Hollywood gallery as Mario Testino shows there for the very first time. This also marks his first  solo exhibition in the US after being away for seven years. The show will include works that span the photographer’s career and include people as well as landscapes. Testino’s images oftentimes become as iconic and memorable as those he shoots and this survey will show just how great a history he has had behind the lens. The exhibition will run […]

Overtime: Feb 11 – Feb 17

More stories from the week ending Feb 17: Richard Jackson makes his mark on OCMA as his long-awaited retrospective opens this weekend. The LA Times profiles the artist. RIP: Richard Artschwager dies at age 89 following a recent stroke. Woman vandalizes iconic Delacroix Painting at the Louvre, tagging “AE911” on it. France to return seven Old Master paintings looted from Jewish families during WWII. Henri Matisse painting stolen in 2000 from a museum in Venezuela will soon be returned to the country. Police raid Bill […]

Preview: “This Will Destroy That!” @ Design Matters

As evidenced by such events as the closing of mega bookstores, the shuttering of print shops, the bankruptcy of newspapers, and the gradual transition of reading to ebooks, tablets, and smartphones, physical print is dying a slow and painful death. With high tech digital products spreading into the homes and hands of nearly everyone around the globe, it takes with it the mandatory need to apply ink on paper. Posters were once a important and necessary form of disseminating information to the public at large, […]

Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10

Overtime stories of the week: Quint Contemporary Art gallery has new editions available by Kelsey Brookes. Unnamed collector finds what is claimed to be the “head” of Courbet’s The Origin of the World. Expert and dealer Hubert Duchemin disputes claim that it is a Courbet. Hacker exposes paintings that George Bush is working on, including bath and showering self-portrait. Fu Baoshi paintings on display are fakes, says his granddaughter, who is an art dealer. French government charges Guy Wildenstein with tax evasion and money laundering. Executives […]