More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):
- Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ to arrive in Chicago for the first time.
- Street artists in the US have more rights than they thought.
- A very queer street art movement is spreading across the US.
- Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys launch new art grant, giving 20 artists $5,000 each.
- LACMA Awards grants to four artists working on innovative, tech-driven projects.
- ‘World’s Largest’ Banksy art show unauthorized by artist is frowned upon by fans.
- Banksy anonymously submits art, gets rejected by exhibition.
- Banksy work worth around $35,000 USD stolen in Toronto.
- The anarchic story of Studio 54 – the drugs, the glamour, and the sex.
- One million USD Andy Warhol painting leads Gagosian’s online sale.
- Five men arrested for theft of Renoir and Rubens paintings worth £23 million.
- Felipe Pantone issues cease-and-desist letter to Rome Snowboards.
- Rembrandt was a genius, a sage, and a snob—and he left behind a mysterious legacy.
- Controversial Basquiat artworks go on display at Art Basel 2018.
- Podcast: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel.
- The 15 best booths at Art Basel in Basel.
- Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Art Basel’s Unlimited.
- What it costs galleries to go to Art Basel.
- How dealers are (slowly) rebooting their businesses to take software-based art mainstream.
- At Art Basel opening, a pair of $14 million Joan Mitchell sales shows surge in market for women artists.
- At “Made in L.A.,’ 33 of the city’s artists aim to depict the state of our world.
- A major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020.
- How Art Basel can inspire the Venice Biennale.
- Kerry James Marshall lands two big sales at Art Basel after record-breaking auction result.
- At world’s biggest art fair Art Basel, squeezed mid-market raises concerns.
- European collectors are at last buying up work by African American artists at Art Basel.
12 ways collectors can help galleries survive and thrive.
Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?
Artists support themselves through freelance work and don’t find galleries especially helpful.
- Colour and chaos in the work of Albert Oehlen.
- Todd James will launch a new solo exhibition in Greece.
- Cleon Peterson to launch new “Blood & Soil” exhibit of paintings and sculptures in LA.
8 father-daughter artist duos who share a creative bond.
How Cedric Morris fused his twin passions for plants and painting.
- Shane Campbell Gallery aims for $15 million class action suit against Frieze.
- Paula Cooper Gallery to temporarily relocate headquarters to West 26th Street.
- ‘It takes time to prove yourself’: Joseph Nahmad on his New York Gallery’s fifth anniversary.
- How artists’ foundations can reduce the risks of high-stakes lawsuits.
- Paris’s Musée Rodin holds talks to open in China.
- How art museums can remain relevant in the 21st century.
- Energy tycoon billionaire Leonid Mikhelson builds a big museum for Russia’s tiny art market.
- Former Stedelijk director Beatrix Ruf cleared of wrongdoing.
- Doug Aitken searches for humanity in the digital age.
- These eerie social media stars aren’t even real people.
- The genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
- A ghostly piano releases nearly three centuries of music and memory.
- Artist Barbara Kruger turns a bland Los Angeles building into a screaming statement.
- The history of sign painting in Los Angeles.
- Surreal portrait of artist Miriam Escofet’s mother wins 2018 BP portrait award.
- The wellness movement that’s empowering older adults to become artists.
- The apexart Fellowship: when artists are not allowed to make art.
How to be an artist, according to Henri Matisse.
3D printed homes could become mainstream in five years.