More stories from the week ended May 5:
- An in-depth look at JR’s studio.
- RIP: Channa Horwitz.
MOCA architecture show, funded by Getty, could face cancellation due to financial issues.
Sequestration temporarily closes parts of Hirshhorn, African Art Museum, and Smithsonian Castle.
- MBW’s Sid Vicious works, based on Dennis Morris photo are “not transformative”, breaks copyright.
- Collector files lawsuit against Sotheby’s saying it sold him Nazi-looted artwork.
- Canadian government funds research on Holocaust-era art provenance project.
- Peter Doig’s parole officer claims to own early Doig painting that the artist refuses to acknowledge as his work.
- Plans to install Katharina Fritsch’s giant blue cockerel in Trafalgar Square causes controversy.
- Charles Ray’s Boy With Frog to be removed in Venice, replaced with reproduction of former lamppost.
- A sudden weather change is being blamed for popping Paul McCarthy’s huge inflatable poop sculpture.
- The perils and censorship involved with being an Iranian cartoonist.
- Some clients pull works out of Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services’ warehouse after Superstorm Sandy.
- Sotheby’s will be opening a gallery for private sales close to its branch in London.
- ArtNet Statistics indicate exceedingly strong market for female artists.
- Merton Simpson’s Flatiron gallery being evicted, son says, due to mismanagement.
- Dr. Simon Ottenberg gifts 145 works of art to Newerk Museum’s collection of African art.
- LACMA draws up ambitious plans for a $650-million new look, designed by Peter Zumthor.
- MoMA announces that for remainder of May, it is offering free admission to the first 100 visitors on Tuesdays.
- The Brooklyn Museum acquires Black Block by El Anatsui.
Mao portraits left out as Andy Warhol exhibition opens at Shanghai’s contemporary art museum.
- New Met European painting galleries mean fewer blockbusters, gift shops.
- British Museum’s £135m extension is on time and on budget, say curators. Will open next March.
Louvre opens a new series of exhibitions by contemporary artists with Michelangelo Pistoletto.
- Artists turn Bosnia nuke bunker into art gallery.
- Irish businessman Bill Condon launches Asian art prize called Multitude Art Prize.
- Jay Jopling and White Cube celebrate twenty years in the business.
- Saloua Raouda Choucair finally receives international recognition for her work at the age of 97.
- John Lennon artwork goes on display in LA at Westfield Century City mall.
- Carol Bove installs her sculptures on undeveloped stretch of the High Line between West 30th & 34th Streets.
- Marina Abramovic tries her hand at ballet.
- Maya Lin’s new memorial, exhibited at Pace Gallery, is a city.
- George Lucas named a finalist to create new museum in San Francisco.
- Ivan Lendl has world’s most complete collection of Mucha original posters and will display them in Prague.
- The story of Saddam Hussein’s sculptor Natiq al Alousi.
- ArtInfo has 25 Questions for Sara VanDerBeek.