More stories from the week that ended May 1 (click on bolded words for more information):
- Guardian has an early look at SFMoMA. Christopher Knight also reviews the new museum. Carolina A. Miranda visits and provides her opinion. Ben Davis explores and analyzes the museum as well.
- RIP: Abdul Aziz Raiba, who passed away at the age of 94.
- RIP: Connor Everts, who passed away at the age of 88.
- RIP: Terry Redlin, who passed away at the age of 78 after battle with dementia.
- Fire guts New Delhi’s Museum of Natural History, destroying six floors of the building and everything inside.
- Pyotr Pavlensky refuses to give his consent for the closure of a criminal case against him.
- Babacar M’Bow sues Miami for wrongful termination from his job at Museum of Contemporary, North Miami.
- KPCC discusses the Doug Chrismas and Perry Rubenstein legal and financial controversies in LA.
- Allison Wint claims she was fired from her job for using the word vagina in describing Georgia O’Keefe’s work.
- Fourth edition of Art International in Istanbul is postponed for the year.
- Westminster council rejects Timothy Schmalz’s homeless jesus bronze installation.
- Lego admits it was a mistake to not sell bulk pieces to Ai Weiwei.
- School of Visual Arts mistakenly sends round of acceptance emails to people who never even applied.
- The richest art collectors in Britain see a decline in their wealth.
- Two arrested at Joshua Tree National Park for vandalism with spray paint.
- Steve McCurry studio assistant Bree DeStephano pleads guilty to stealing $655k worth of his work.
- New scientific study reveals that artists share common personality traits with psychopaths.
- Anish Kapoor says Carsten Höller addition to his tower was “foisted” on him by Boris Johnson.
- Picasso biographer John Richardson says Guernica bombing was birthday gift for Hitler.
- Ed Moses misses his 90th birthday dinner at William Turner Gallery due to leg injury.
- The growing San Francisco art scene. Anthony Meier discusses the scene in his town.
- Gagosian Gallery and Lisson lend works by their artists to Ab-Anbar gallery in Tehran.
- Maria Eichhorn closes Chisenhale Gallery and sends the staff home for the duration of her exhibition.
- Purple rain fell in honor of Prince in Random International’s Rain Room at LACMA.
- UCLA’s Fowler Museum receives a donation of $1mil. from Jay and Deborah Last.
- Elaine Wynn and A. Jerrold Perenchio donate a combined $75mil. towards LACMA expansion project.
- Yale Center for British Art, designed by Louis Kahn, reopens to the public on May 11.
- Tippet Rise Art Center, an open-air sculpture and music centre, opens in Montana.
- Wim Delvoye unveils plans for museum in historic Iranian city of Kashan.
- François Pinault plans to open new Paris museum in the historical Bourse du Commerce near the Louvre.
- Wang Wei and Liu Yiqian building The Long Museum Chongqing, their third and first outside Shanghai.
- Unseen Lucian Freud self-portrait acquired to settle tax bill heads to National Portrait Gallery.
- The Broad’s art and artists is a featured category in Jeopardy!.
- Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio to be turned into a museum.
- Yayoi Kusama plans three works for the Glass House.
- Cecilia Alemani announced as curator of the Italian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale.
- How major auction houses compete using the enhanced hammer tool.
- Preview of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale in May.
- The satellite fairs in NY during Frieze week.
- Armory Show to merge modern and contemporary sections of the fair in 2017.
- Susan and Michael Hort’s artwork picks from Art Brussels 2016.
- Myrna Ayad will be the new director of Art Dubai.
- The Seattle Art Fair announces exhibitor list for 2016.
- Investing in artwork can reduce the volatility in your asset portfolio.
- 303 Gallery moves into 12,000 sq. ft. ground floor space of a Norman Foster building in NY
- Deloitte. releases Art & Finance report 2016.
- Artinfo interviews Michelle Papillion.
- Larry’s List visits The Abel and Joaquin Collection.
- Berlin Gallery Weekend unofficially kicks off with Carsten Nicolai’s Berghain installation.
- David Hockney on KCRW.
- ARTnews talks to Martine Syms.
- Carolina A. Miranda reviews Daniel Joseph Martinez’s show at Roberts & Tilton.
- The Creators Project profiles Sophie Day.
- Artinfo visits Ed Atkins’s Performance Capture at the Kitchen.
- Mary Simpson & Carroll Dunham talk while driving on the road.
- Elmgreen & Dragset discuss their Van Gogh’s Ear piece, currently on view at Rockefeller Center.
- Artillery provides “outsider” perspective on Paul Heyer’s show at Night Gallery.
- The Prix Canson reveals finalists, including Njideka Akunyili Crosby and David Shrigley for 2016 edition.
- New Ryan McGinness products available from Agnes B.
- JMW Turner portrait with his painting in background to grace England’s new £20 notes.
- Artnet profiles 10 of the Art World’s Most Powerful Lawyers.
- Jeremy Irons reads excerpts from Francis Bacon’s interviews with David Sylvester.
- Artnet reviews the Hockney film on David Hockney.
- Prince’s jacket worn in Purple Rain heads to auction.
- Marcel Duchamp and his relationship with chess.
- Rodney Graham’s music listening pleasures.
- Hannah Rothschild on the best books to begin, or continue, an art history education.
- The Sistine Chapel and framing.
- Home stagers in Los Angeles using fine art loans to sell houses.