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Overtime: Aug 19 – Aug 25

More stories from the week ended Aug 25 (click on bolded words for link to more information): Egypt’s Malawi National Museum ransacked, looted and smashed up by vandals as result of unrest in country. Marx & Zavattero closes their gallery after twelve years in San Francisco. John Cleese sells off collection of art and memorabilia to help pay for divorce from third wife. Profile of Pei-Shen Qian, who is identified as artist who painted the Knoedler fakes. The story of Mark Landis, man who donates […]
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Overtime: Aug 12 – Aug 18

More stories from the week ended Aug 18: The Whitney recreates Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks on Fifth Avenue in NYC as part of exhibition. RIP Allan Sekula, who died at the age of 62. Jasper Johns’s former assistant assistant charged with stealing 22 Johns works and selling for $3.4mil. Trial to start for six Romanians accused of stealing seven masterpieces from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum. The suspects have offered to return five paintings in exchange for moving their trial from Romania to the Netherlands. Jonathan Meese acquitted in court […]
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Overtime: Aug 5 – Aug 11

More stores from the week ended Aug 11: Andy Warhol Bridge yarn bombed. (above photo by CBS Pittsburgh) RIP: Ruth Asawa, first Asian American woman to receive recognition as a sculptor, dies at age 87 in SF. RIP: Israel Hernandez, killed by Miami Beach police for putting up graffiti on abandoned building. Experts investigating Rotterdam heist find burnt remains of at least three different oil paintings. Two men rush stage, kiss, gropes Yan Yinhong during her performance about sexual violence against women. Van Gogh specialists […]
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Overtime: July 29 – Aug 4

More stories from the week ended Aug 4: Jerry Vile makes statement in Detroit using giant Crisco can next to Joe Louis fist sculpture. The city removes the street piece quickly, unfortunately. Ashes found in stove in owned by mother of suspected Rotterdam art thief contained fragments of paintings. NYPD attempts to censor anticipated Park Avenue art project about free speech. James Franco criticizes LA for losing Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned himself from his position at MOCA. Los Angeles Downtown News wants Jeffrey Deitch out […]
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Overtime: July 22 – July 28

More stories from the week ended July 28: Shepard Fairey full-wrapped buses courtesy of L.A. Fund unveiled in Los Angeles. RIP: Walter De Maria, who died of a stroke at age 77. RIP: Ronnie Cutrone, who died at the age of 65. What happened during MOCA’s board meeting in which Jeffrey Deitch resigned. Christopher Knight guests on Air Talk, discussing the Deitch resignation. William Poundstone provides the local perspective on why Deitch did not work out in LA. A look at what Deitch may be […]
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Overtime: July 15 – July 21

More stories from the week ended July 21: Christian Marclay puts images from Maurizio Cattelan’s Toiletpaper mag on windows of Palais de Tokyo. Henri Matisse’s (previously banned) candid views from 1941 on his work & depression set to be published. Finnish museum refuses request from Iraq to return artifacts donated to president by delegation from Iraq. Looted art from Cypriot churches is returned by Germany after they were seized sixteen years ago. China shuts down $88million museum after discovering that it has had scores of […]
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Overtime: July 8 – July 14

More stories from the week ended July 14: Phil Akashi creates Nelson Mandela portrait from 27,000 punches with the Chinese characters 自由 (freedom). RIP: Norman Parish, pioneering dealer of African American art, who died of a brain tumor at age 75. Takashi Murakami has scrapped plans to open a Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Singapore. Fathers4Justice vows to step up attacks on artworks in the UK. Same-sex marriage ruling brings tax benefits for art world professionals. Charles Saatchi getting a divorce from Nigella Lawson after apparent […]
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Overtime: July 1 – July 7

More stories from the week ended July 7: First fully comprehensive Roy Lichtenstein show opens in Paris. Paris-based Galerie Daniel Templon to open a new space in Brussels in the fall of 2013. Cirque du Soleil performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard falls to death during performance at Las Vegas Ka show. Marc and Andrea Glimcher are divorcing after 10 years of marriage, but will still work together at Pace Gallery. Was Caravaggio a pedophile who made pedophile art and is it OK to show and view these works? […]
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Overtime: June 24 – June 30

More stories from the week ended June 30: National Gallery of Art plans first-ever show with a living African-American artist – Kerry James Marshall. RIP: Monica Ross, who died on the last day of her five-year project, Anniversary—an act of memory. RIP: Bert Stern, who died at the age of 83. Ruth Carter Stevenson House, design: Harwell Hamilton Harris, landscape: Thomas Church – demolished. Oakland housing project reborn as a three-story art installation on the eve of its demolition. Syrian art smuggled from the midst of civil […]
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Overtime: June 17 – June 23

More stories from the week ended June 23: Paul McCarthy’s massive White Snow show opens at the Park Avenue Armory. RIP: Seth Siegeblaub, who died at the age of 71 in Basel, Switzerland. RIP: Norbert Schwontkoski who died at the age of 64. Swiss government starts internet portal to help claimants, museums & researchers track art looted by Nazis. First 500 of 4,500 books from disputed Schneerson library to new Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center. Spat over allegedly looted art overshadows Merkel’s Russia visit & event […]