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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 […]
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Overtime: Dec 10 – Dec 16

Overtime stories of the week: Mark Ryden is releasing a new print tomorrow (December 17th) through Porterhouse. One of the world’s biggest artists – Damien Hirst – leaves the world’s biggest gallery – Gagosian Gallery. Yayoi Kusama also leaves Gagosian Gallery. Vladimir Umanets, who defaced Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern, has been jailed for two years. United States attorney’s office files civil complaint against Douglas A. J. Latchford over looted Khmer artwork. 144 pieces loaned to British Empire and Commonwealth Museum may be missing […]
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Overtime: Dec 3 – Dec 9

Overtime stories of the week: Raphael drawing – Head Of A Young Apostle – sells for £30 million – new record for paper piece at auction. Prominent collector Steven Cohen under investigation and noticeably absent at Art Basel Miami Beach. Woman purchases Alexander Calder print worth $9k for $12.34 at a Goodwill store. ESSAM arrested and given multiple charges after outing himself in a video interview. Five looted Indian sculptures (worth $5 mil.)seized at Port Newark by Homeland Security Investigations. Identity of thief who stole […]
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Overtime: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Overtime stories of the week: Christo plans permanent sculpture (he claims will be the world’s biggest) for Abu Dhabi. Est. cost: $340 mil. RIP: Spain Rodriguez, who passed away at age 72. RIP: Lisa de Kooning, the daughter of the late Willem de Kooning.  She passed away at the age of 56. The Whitney announces curators for the 2014 Biennial – 3 curators, each one receiving their own floor. Leica M3D camera belonging to David Douglas Duncan, who documented Picasso, sells for record £1.36mil. Photographers […]
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Overtime: Nov 19 – Nov 25

Overtime stories of the week: Phlegm working through possible covers for his new book. RIP: Arnaud Maggs, who died at the age of 86. Congratulations: Julian Schnabel and The Hole’s May Andersen get engaged. An insightful look at the market for Damien Hirst works and how he may have damaged it with his actions. Sotheby’s posted a pre-tax loss of $46.4m, representing a 58% fall in net profits for first nine months of year. Per ArtTactic, confidence in the Chinese contemporary art market declines as […]
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Overtime: Nov 12 – Nov 18

Overtime stories of the week: Excerpts from Patti Astor’s (FUN Gallery) new memoir. Astor and Futura pictured – image © Anita Rosenberg. RIP William Turnbull, who died at age 90. Hot art market for South African works a contributing factor to big $2 mil. heist. Few days later, four of the five stolen paintings found on a bench in a cemetery in Port Elizabeth. Brian Ramnarine indicted on charges he used Jasper Johns’s mold to make unauthorized bronze sculpture. Met Museum being sued over misleading […]
Photo: Iwan Baan

Overtime: Nov 5 – Nov 11

Overtime stories of the week: More spectacular aerial images of New York by Iwan Baan after parts of it loses power due to Sandy. How he captured the images. Galleries struggling to navigate complex options of insurance policies regarding flooding post-Sandy. Sandy exposes major flaw in design of National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Artwork damaged due to Sandy overwhelm art conservators in the NY area. Doug and Mike Starn’s South Ferry mosaics escape damage from Superstorm Sandy. Sandy miraculously spared 1st phase of Artlantic – […]
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Overtime: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Overtime stories of the week: Jesus backs Pussy Riot on South Park. Galleries in Chelsea suffer damage as a result of Sandy storm.  More from Hyperallergic and NY Times. Adam Lindemann’s picture of the devastation caused by Sandy in Chelsea. Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums in NYC and mid-Atlantic region of US. Sandy forced the Whitney and dozens of nonprofits to cancel their galas and fundraisers. Sandy inflicted “extensive” damage to National September 11 Memorial, built at World Trade Center site A image […]
Damien Hirst's Giant Bronze Sculpture Of A Pregnant Woman "Verity" Is Erected In Ilfracombe

Overtime: Oct 22 – Oct 28

Overtime stories of the week: Damien Hirst’s new controversial dissected & pregnant Verity sculpture has been installed in the UK. Lawsuit claims Knoedler Gallery “substantially dependent” on profits from fakes in sustaining business. Gao Ping, Chinese gallery owner, arrested in Madrid on suspicion of money laundering. Rotterdam’s Kunsthal says security system in order during art heist.  The works taken last week have been valued at over $100 million, but Colin Gleadell believes this is a large overestimate. Pompidou president Alain Seban thinks call for removal of Adel […]
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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 […]