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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 […]

Overtime: Jan 28 – Feb 3

Overtime stories of the week: Steve Wynn revealed to be Koons’ Tulips buyer as The Wynn in Las Vegas has put the piece on display. Is India facing a “cultural emergency” with writers, painters and filmmakers being targeted by the mob? Nearly 400-year-old secret painting in Rembrandt masterpiece revealed using x-ray techniques. Guests of anti-poverty group asked to leave  Musee d’Orsay because visitors complained that they smelled. Spiegal Online feels German museums and governments have failed to properly address Nazi looted artworks. Henry Kravis claims […]

Overtime: Jan 21 – Jan 27

Overtime stories of the week: Cai Guo-Qiang and Jeff Koons are among recipients of first biennial U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts. Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl  (or aka Green Lady) painting coming up for auction in March. RIP: Simon Cerigo, who died at age 60 due to complications from heart issues. Three Rotterdam art heist suspects arrested in Romania, but paintings have not yet been found. Library puts controversial Kara Walker drawing back up on display. Egyptian artists, curators, critics & academics fear new constitution threatens […]

Overtime: Jan 14 – Jan 20

  KAWS announces the end of OriginalFake via Instagram. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers slowly turning brown as a result of exposure to LED lighting. Printed Matter talks about the devastation from Superstorm Sandy on NPR. The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota will close its doors forever in June due to recession. Chris D’Amelio will close his gallery and join David Zwirner at his. More than 100 paintings by H. Widayat stolen from the H. Widayat Museum in Central Java. Picasso murals under threat as Oslo considers […]

Preview: Vitruvius – Group Show @ Martha Otero

As the followup exhibition to a highly successful and popular solo presentation by Jen Stark, Martha Otero presents a group show featuring artists from its solid roster, as well as some additional guests. Named after the Roman writer, architect, engineer, and soldier, Vitruvius includes work by Jonathan Brand, Gregory Euclide, Jacob Hashimoto, James Jean, Saelee Oh, Alexander Tarrant, and Eric White. Vitruvius was a esteemed and revered renaissance man who kept to the spirit of the past, but with a innovative and creative drive that […]

Overtime: Jan 6 – Jan 12

Overtimes stories of the week: Ai Weiwei’s stacked bike installation part of his solo currently at Galleria Continua in Italy. RIP: Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu, who died at the age of 82. RIP: New York photography dealer Bonni Benrubi died of cancer at age 59. Uriel Landeros finally surrenders after being on the run for a year, accused of vandalizing a Picasso painting. Administrators at the National College of Arts may be charged with blasphemy, a crime punishable by death. Matisse painting stolen from […]

Overtime: Dec 31 – Jan 5

Overtime stories of the week: Impossible Architecture, a series of works utilizing digital collaging technique & real photos from Filip Dujardin. Nigeria seeking return of art from Britain, which they say looted works from them more than a century ago. Workers uncover six murals by Otto Dix behind a bookshelf in the artist’s former home during renovations. The story of how Peru High School in Peru Indiana acquired its multimillion dollar art collection. William Cole criticizes today’s art market and wonders aloud if we are in a […]

Overtime: Dec 24 – Dec 30

Stories from the week that just ended: The Guardian chooses the best photographs of 2012. Above: Bombs over Aleppo – photograph: Maysun/EPA LA Times’ list of notable deaths (including Kinkade, Kelley, Price, Benjamin) in art and culture in 2012. Proposal to sell photograph by Edvard Munch in Oslo museum to Centre Pompidou, Paris stirs controversy. BBC’s art controversies of 2012 – in pictures. L.A. City Council prohibits food trucks from parking on Wilshire, in front of LACMA between 9am and 4pm. Battle over estate of […]

Overtime: Dec 17 – Dec 23

Stories from the week that just ended: Although the image is old, the bible scene interrupted by Middle East conflict is purportedly on Banksy’s Christmas card this year. RIP: billionaire mega-collector and dealer Giuseppe Nahmad. Simon de Pury resigns after 12 years as chairman of Phillips de Pury after selling his remaining interest. UK teacher discovers William James Webb painting in her attic and it sells for almost $1 million at Christie’s. Crewest Gallery in downtown Los Angeles to close after ten years. 323East Gallery […]