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Overtime: Oct 15 – Oct 21

Overtime stories of the week: AriZona partners with Richard Prince (who approached the drink company himself) to create Lemon Fizz. RIP: Michael Asher (1943-2012), who died in his sleep. Major burglary at Rotterdam Kunsthal sees theft of Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and Freud paintings.  Watch video released of the heist. Wlodzimierz Umaniec pleads guilty in court to defacing Rothko painting at Tate. Gagosian Gallery drops its lawsuit against Ron Perelman’s MAFG Art Fund LLC. The rise and fall of art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. The recently sold […]

Overtime: Oct 8 – Oct 14

  Christie’s will offer Monet’s Nymphéas water lillies painting.   It is estimated to sell between $30-50 mil. Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon – part of Seagram mural, defaced by man at Tate Modern museum. Jonathan Jones on why the greatest works of art get attacked. Buddhist nun stops sale of £1million Zhang Daqian painting after ownership is called into question. Diaries could provide a vital clue to origin of controversial early original Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa. Restorers tackle obscene (including genitalia) 17th-century graffiti on […]

Overtime: Oct 1 – Oct 7

Overtime stories of the week: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s exhibition features Vote Mitt Romney painting by Richard Phillips. Mitt Romney’s arts voting record not good. China to shut down Ai Weiwei’s art firm for not following annual registration requirements. MOCA launches its MOCAtv channel on YouTube.  Offers free museum membership to subscribers. Four of Picasso’s heirs have formed Picasso Administration – dedicated to authenticating the artist’s work. According to study, Qatar will soon be global leader in museum industry. New art fair – ArtInternational Istanbul – due […]

Overtime: Sept 24 – Sept 30

Overtime articles of the week: Damien Hirst reinterprets AK-47 using his spin technique.  Sale proceeds benefit Peace One Day’s campaign. Molly Crabapple shares her experience on being arrested at Occupy Wall Street. Ilya Bolotowsky painting bought for $9.99 from a Goodwill store sells for $34,375 at Sotheby’s. $7 Flea-market Renoir allegedly was stolen from Baltimore Museum of Art. Auction is subsequently canceled. A painting thought to be by JMW Turner, which could be worth £20m, was purchased for just £3,700. Jeffrey Gundlach offers $200,000 reward […]

Overtime: Sep 17 – Sep 23

Overtime stories of the week: First confirmed images (from 2001 in Mexico) of Banksy have been revealed. At MOCA, having five billionaires on its board isn’t enough to solve its problems. Ongoing issues plaguing The Power Plant in Toronto, as more turnover has occurred at the highest levels. Eli Broad may be angling to loan from MOCA’s art collection for his own museum. Mao Sugiyama, artist who cooked & served own genitals during performance, faces indecent exposure charge. Larry Gagosian misses crucial court appearance because […]

Overtime: Sept 10 – Sept 16

Overtime stories of the week: Walton Ford artwork and design featured on Rolling Stones album cover. James Rosenquist’s latest exhibition inspired by fire that destroyed his studio and everything in it. RIP: Terry Richardson’s mother Annie Lomax.  See photos he took of her last day at Terry Richardson’s Diary. RIP: Tony Goldman.  He was known for such things as the Wynwood Walls & creating the Bowery Mural. Painting bought at flea market for $50 may turn out to be a work by French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir. […]

Overtime: Sept 3 – Sept 9

Overtime stories of the week: It’s agreed. Damien Hirst’s giant, naked pregnant mother to stand tall over seaside town. MOCA has postponed its annual fundraising gala. Board of MOCA scheduled a special meeting Tuesday, aiming to unite trustees. Christie’s will sell $100 mil. art trove by Andy Warhol (from Foundation) over the coming five years or more. Andy Warhol’s Marlon from the collection of Donald L Bryant may fetch $20 million at Christie’s auction. Shepard Fairey sentenced to two years of probation and fined $25k. […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

Overtime stories of the week: Tate Modern considers Liberate Tate’s wind turbine given to museum during art performance for its collection. RIP: Malcolm Browne – photographer who took iconic burning monk protest photograph passes away at 81. Broad Foundation makes $1.5 million payment to MOCA after controversial delay. The dramatic story about Jackson Pollock’s last canvas. Gallery Gevik has three valuable paintings stolen after thieves smash the gallery’s windows with a car jack. The Wall Street Journal on the current state of the bustling Islamic […]

Overtime: Aug 20 – Aug 26

Stories of the week: Cecilia Gimenez restores Elías García Martínez fresco and produces hilariously tragic results. Jonathan Jones wonders what would happen if she continued her career in restoration. Here are some ideas. Fans have launched a petition to save the new work, which is known as world’s worst restoration. RIP Martine Franck.  She passed away at age 74 and was married to Henri Cartier-Bresson. Russian art dealer accuses one of the country’s major art galleries, the Russian Museum, of forgery. Federal prosecutors accuse Sotheby’s of […]

Overtime: August 13 – 19

Stories of the week: Flying Fortress and Nychos’ mural Bristol Rodeo Riders for the See No Evil festival. Sad news for Los Angeles – Margo Leavin Gallery (reps Baldessari, Leavitt, Vallance, among others) to close. Los Angeles Magazine on understanding MOCA’s future by examining its past. gives the story behind Transmission LA: AV Club  (held at MOCA) and puts it all into context. Why artists (such as MOCA’s Baldessari, Kruger, Opie, and Ruscha) are on museum boards. Art thief receives reduced two-year good behavior bond by claiming […]