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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]