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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 […]
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Overtime: June 25 – July 1

Stories of the week: Jackson Pollock’s Mural traveling to the Getty Center to receive 18 month restoration and conservation. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) fires chief curator Paul Schimmel. Christopher Knight discusses Paul Schimmel’s firing.  As does Tyler Green. LACMA cuts hours and employment. RIP Ivan Karp, who died of natural causes at age 86. Artnet Magazine sadly ceases publication due to economic reasons after being online for sixteen years. Two shareholders of Artnet weighing a bid to acquire it, however founder Hans Neuendorf opposes […]
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Overtime: June 18 – June 24

Sale of Basquiat’s Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown) on hold over ownership dispute. RIP: LeRoy Neiman who died at the age of 91. Uli Sigg presented with gift of artwork by Hong Hao at the ceremony marking his donation to HK. Dave Hickey announced as co-curator of High Desert Test Sites 2013 (to expand towards Albuquerque). Members of MTA settle with the LA city attorney’s office to avoid at least $3.7 million in clean up fees. Riverside police made more graffiti-related arrests in first four months […]
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Overtime: June 11 – June 17

Stories of the week: Leopold Museum agrees to settle with claimants to keep Schiele painting that was stolen by the Nazis. A Picasso lithograph is one of the items missing after raging CA mansion party ends.  Update: Recovered. RIP Wayne Roberts, aka Stay High 149. Federal officials investigating the 1990 Gardner Museum heist plan public awareness campaign. Jerry Saltz’s thoughts on Documenta 13. David Shirgley’s gallery decides not to show his bin Laden piece at Art Basel. Dubai discovers that there are more components than […]
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Overtime: June 4 – June 10

Stories of the week: Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1981 self-portrait to fetch a new auction record for the artist. Woman who scratched, punched, and urinated near a Clyfford Still painting bottomless is sentenced. Richard Phillips creates another film featuring Lindsay Lohan – to premiere at Art Basel. Erykah Badu not happy with artistic decisions made by The Flaming Lips. Drew Barrymore marries art dealer Will Kopelman in Southern California. Vice Magazine reviews Tyler Shields’ LA exhibition. The Birkin bag that he destroyed may have been a […]
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Overtime: May 28 – June 3

Stories of the week: TrustoCorp working on their window installation for our City of Fire show we are curating opening on Tuesday at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills.  More details here and hope to see some of you there. Jack Kavanaugh ordered to pay $250,000 in damages for role in sale of fraudulent Picasso. Collector sues Rhona Hoffman Gallery for $1.4 mil after it loses Sol LeWitt certificate. Javier Krahe prosecuted for offending religious feelings and could face year in jail for art film. Las […]
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Overtime: May 14 – May 20

Stories from this week: One of Melbourne’s few remaining Banksy street works destroyed by drilling work for a cafe. Following the BLU controversy, another artist may have had his piece at MOCA censored. Another great mural in Los Angeles unfortunately gets painted over. SEVER’s mural in Detroit causes controversy. A grand opening for Stavenger’s Reed Projects. Bamboo iPhone case with Keith Haring imagery from Colors. New work from REVOK revealed. Hypebeast sits down with a talk with KAWS. Pharrell Williams talks about his favorite artists, […]
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Overtime: May 7 – May 13

This week’s Overtime news summary: A tribute mural to Adam Youch aka MCA by The Entree Lifestyle crew near his Alma Mater in Brooklyn. Neil Young gets Shepard Fairey to make some paintings for him based on songs.  Exhibition to come. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition Artist Series vinyl for Serato. Sotheby’s reported a first-quarter loss as auction sales dropped 29 percent from a year earlier. Knoedler & Company may have sold Diebenkorn pieces they were informed were fake by Diebenkorn family. French cave art […]
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Overtime: April 30 – May 6

Frank Faryab spends £2million proving oil painting he bought is lost JMW Turner masterpiece. The Scream pastel drawing on cardboard by Munch sells for a record $120 million at Sotheby’s.  Speculation on who may have won it.  Adjusting for inflation, the piece is not the most expensive artwork ever sold. The Getty cutting about 9% of its workforce in order to buy more art. Suit over WWII Norton Simon artwork enters final phase & could have far reaching implications. Tate favoring new art too much over […]

Overtime: April 23 – April 29

Cai Guo-Qiang recreated Hangzhou’s West Lake scenery using his gunpowder technique. Tel Aviv battling to save deteriorating Bauhaus buildings from decay. Seven works of ancient art and other works looted and smuggled out of Italy were returned. Italy’s Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino seized by US authorities. Man steals art from hospital for sick kids. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge suffers major theft of ancient Chinese artifact. Mykola Hlushchenko paintings belonging to Ukrainian government replaced by forgeries. Degas stolen at gunpoint from Swiss museum four […]