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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. Greg.org 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 […]
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Overtime: Aug 6 – Aug 12

Stories of the week: Dave Rittinger’s proposal for a public art sculpture – Color Pencil Tree. RIP – art critic and historian Robert Hughes, dead at age 74. MOCA announces it will will hire a new chief curator, reversing an earlier decision to leave the post vacant. Eli Broad hasn’t made planned payments to MOCA because it has $2.1M that haven’t been used yet. MOCA board concerned with future of museum and feels that Eli Broad may be taking over. Christopher Knight thinks MOCA may […]
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Overtime: July 30 – Aug 5

Stories of the week: A look at Babara Kruger’s new Belief + Doubt installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. RIP – Wael Issa Kaston, who died at the age of 46 due to torture. Four plead guilty to stealing 18 ancient Chinese artifacts from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s permanent collection. MOCA Mobilization petition builds support worldwide, including from some big art world names. The Atlantic profiles Jeffrey Deitch’s tenure at MOCA. LA Downtown News imagines Seven Groundbreaking Exhibits From Jeffrey Deitch. Jeffrey Deitch defends seriousness […]
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Overtime: July 23 – July 29

Stories of the week: The Village Voice visits Chuck Close on occasion of his upcoming Pace Gallery show. Original cover for Amazing Spiderman no. 328 by Todd McFarlane sells for record $675,250. RIP – Franz West, who has been sick for quite some time, dies at age 65. RIP – Herbert Vogel dies at the age of 89. Judd Tully looks back on the life of Herbert Vogel. RIP – Karl Benjamin, who died at the age of 86. Roberta Smith finally comments on the […]
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Overtime: July 16 – July 22

  Dzine has a show opening next Friday in London inspired by the “Szwaybar,” a phenomenon that is central to the youth of Curacao. Ed Ruscha steps down from MOCA board of trustees – last artist to leave. Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie’s resignation email letter to MOCA. Christopher Knight discusses Kruger and Opie’s resignations and the role of artists in MOCA’s board. More from MOCA and Ruscha regarding resignations of artists from board and the future of the institution. Which Way, L.A.? examines the situation […]
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Overtime: July 9 – July 15

Stories of the week: Warhol & Basquiat’s collaborative 1985 Olympic Rings painting at London’s Britannia St. Gagosian Gallery. Christopher Knight details the mess at MOCA and explains why the leadership’s thinking is flawed. The MOCA Four trustees disenchanted with Jeffrey Deitch – respond to Eli Broad and his vision for MOCA. John Baldessari becomes fifth MOCA board member to leave since February. Subsequently, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie resign leaving Ruscha as the only artist-trustee remaining. Nine year-old artist Kieron Williamson set to become millionaire after his […]
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Overtime: July 2 – July 8

Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf)  regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA.  Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher […]