More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 8 (click on bolded words for more):
- Gilbert & George presents Waking (1984) on the High Line billboard – up until Oct. 1.
- RIP: Michael McManus, who died at 60. He was the former chief curator at Laguna Art Museum.
- Dennis Szakacs, director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art, will resign effective Dec 31.
New Stalin monument defaced in Georgia after locals say it was erected without their permission.
Egyptians use Twitter to save their heritage from looting and plundering.
The Archive for Metaphysical Art issues challenge to De Chirico authentication board with a series of studies.
- Russian police seize painting of Putin & Obama by Vera Donskaya-Khilko featuring many penises & erections.
- The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts addresses the issue of selling art from the museum’s collection.
- Jeremy Scott vs. Phillips-NHS copyright dispute resolved as Scott admits his mistake.
- Van Gogh’s own words after cutting off his ear recorded in Paris newspaper a day after incident.
- The mystery of the missing Van Gogh Sunflowers painting.
- A painting purchased for £30 from a cardboard box revealed to be a £250,000 Constable original.
- London’s Mayfair District lures big name New York galleries and rents are rising about 40% on Bond St.
- Christie’s raises buyer’s premium for auction item sales.
- Sotheby’s extends guarantees to $166mil. before sales in order to win more consignments.
- Artists of heady glass coming out of the shadows as marijuana is legalized in many states in US.
- Serett Metal Works tasked with stabilizing hacked off Banksy wall as it ships from NY to Italy.
- Study finds creative professionals relatively low-paid, more likely unemployed & robustly satisfied with work.
- Thanks to support from Congress, the budget of The National Gallery of Art is increasing while others shrink.
- Peter Brandt consigning Koons Balloon Dog to Christie’s to raise money for Brandt Foundation endowment.
- Willem de Kooning Foundation gives 10 late de Kooning paintings for Gagosian Gallery to sell to raise money.
- Ingvild Goetz is donating her Munich museum and 375 contemporary artworks to the state of Bavaria.
- The Center for the Holographic Arts debuts its first exhibit in Long Island City.
- It’s not too early to plan for Art Basel Miami Beach – here is the complete exhibitor list for 2013.
- 6 artists, including David Shrigley, Mark Leckey & Marcus Coates compete for next fourth plinth commission.
- Rachel Uffner moves east to a larger gallery space after five years at her former LES location.
- How artists are using technology and how art and technology influence each other.
Mystery human mummy in sarcophagus found in German attic by a 10-year-old boy in grandparents’ attic.
- Jones Soda pays tribute to Michigan with labels featuring state’s imagery, including Jerry Vile’s fist piece.
- The art of William Faulkner.
- Profile of John Kasmin, the gallerist who discovered David Hockney.
- Ron English writes about street art and how he got started.
- Images from Diplo’s Blow Your Head exhibition at Sonos.
- Alison Goldfrapp named the Lowry’s first performer as curator.
- Exhibition A does a Collector’s Q&A with Will Leung.
- Q&A with Roger Ballen.
- Women’s Wear Daily interviews John Baldessari. Frank Gehry is designing his new house.
- Reshma Chhiba has installed a walk-in vagina in a Johannesburg women’s prison.
- Gagosian Gallery shop starts carrying Leica products.
- Adam Harvey’s anti-surveillance pieces make the jump from art to product.
- Peter Duggan’s Artoons in which Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas present their work to Michael Craig Martin.