More stories from the week ended June 9:
- Subodh Gupta’s giant boat on show at Hauser & Wirth rumored to sell to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for $800k.
- RIP Charles Mason, who has taken his own life at age 50.
- Tragic news – artwork by from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse stolen from Rotterdam may now just be ashes.
- Paul Yore collages confiscated by police, who say the work sexualizes children and he may face charges.
- Christie’s withdrew ten works by Brazilian artists from its auctions of Latin American art due to forgery concerns.
- Glafira Rosales, accused of selling fakes to Knoedler Gallery, has been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud.
- European auction houses, dealers, collectors failing to make adequate checks to avoid handling stolen art.
- Baltimore Museum of Art argues in court that a disputed Renoir supposedly found at a flea market belongs to it.
- Frans Wynans Fine Art sues Andy Warhol Foundation saying it wrongfully auctioned off Gretzky Polaroids.
- Gagosian Gallery trying to get Ronald Perelman to toss his lawsuit after it dropped its own suit.
- Banksy mural removed from a building in London sells for more than $1.1 mil. according to sellers.
- Germany struggling with what to do with art commissioned by the Nazis.
- How a city museums are not a benefit to poor people in the community.
- An audit of commercial galleries in London finds that only 5% represent an equal number of male and female artists.
- State Senate committee approves bill that would protect the art collections in Detroit from liquidation.
- Venice Biennale responds to trouble in Turkey as artists, curators and collectors join the protest.
China’s Communist Party condemns outbreak of imitations of Florentijn Hofman’s giant yellow ducks.
- Ideas on resuscitating the arts in California’s public schools.
- Musée du Louvre in Paris unveils new LED lighting system by Toshiba for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
- Ricahrd Serra’s outdoor sculpture Shift gains protected status in Ontario.
- After turning 90 years old recently, Ellsworth Kelly celebrates by having five concurrent exhibitions in NYC.
- Dan Flavin estate lifts ban on the posthumous production of unrealised fluorescent light sculptures.
- Li Zhi provides An Introduction to the Chinese Handscroll.
- Christopher Hawthorne writes about Peter Zumthor’s preliminary design for LACMA.
Museum visitors to vote on which painting to keep or to deaccession at The Georgia Museum of Art.
William Morris Gallery wins £100,000 Art Fund and Museum of the Year award in London.
Posters of artworks will be displayed across Britain this summer in bid to turn UK into the “world’s largest art gallery”.
- The only permanent artworks commissioned for the new Whitney Museum site are by Richard Artschwager.
- The Vatican to spend millions on new churches and also on artists to furnish them.
- Tino Sehgal wins the Golden Lion for best artist at this year’s Venice Biennale.
- Is Albrecht Dürer’s The Great Piece of Turf (1503) the greatest European drawing ever made?
- Corcoran’s Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet breaks world record at Sotheby’s auction, selling for $33,765,000.
- Sotheby’s and Christie’s both go to the Nahmad family of art dealers for their top lots of Impressionist works.
- UBS now sponsors all three fairs in the Art Basel group after Deutsche Bank drops out of Art Basel Hong Kong.
- Wealth-X’s list of the top ten billionaire art collectors.
- Frank151 asks: who really owns street art?
- Website Surge launches, selling artwork priced from $30 to $5,000, targeting the Chinese middle class.
- Mona Kuhn exhibition gets reviewed by Vogue Netherlands.
- Interview with Yoko Ono, who admires herself greatly as an artist.
- Larry Gagosian misses a party at his own mansion.
- Swizz Beatz plans to open his own art gallery.
- Dustin Yellin and Michelle Williams’s dating life.
- Film produced by Vince Vaughn and directed by his sister explores art murals of Northern Ireland.