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Overtime: April 9 – April 15

Damien Hirst has been targeted by the Occupy movement with a Tate sculpture vandalized. A look at the plans for Damien Hirst’s dead animal in formaldehyde art factory. RIP: artist and historian John Golding. Police may have recovered a Paul Cezanne masterpiece stolen at gunpoint four years ago. Pieces worth £1.8m stolen from Durham University. Prime suspect released in error. One of the whiskers on Botero’s“El Gato” (The Cat) statue in Medellin has been stolen. Master art forger Mark Landis explains his technique of using xerox and […]

Overtime: April 2 – April 8

Trayvon Martin street art goes up in Baltimore, courtesy of Justin Nether. A look at places where REVOK acquires his found materials for his work. New print from Mear One now on sale. Mr. Cartoon honored by LA Weekly as one of the 10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A. Bobby Hundreds pays a visit to Futura. The market for Banksy works seems to be experiencing a revival. Photos from the INSA “Self Reflection” installation. Virtual room view here. In tribute: friends and collaborators remember the life and […]

Videos: Paddle8TV – “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Chris Burden”

Paddle8 has just launched their newest editorial project, which involves originally produced video. Their first Paddle8TV episode features Chris Burden, one of LA’s most well-known and respected artists. Watch as he discusses his landmark projects Urban Lights (which is one of the most popular art installations at LACMA and in the city) and Metropolis II (currently on view at LACMA as well). Among other topics, he discusses why he chose Topanga Canyon and his transition from performance artist to object-based/installation artist. Discuss Chris Burden here.

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

Jeff Koons’ $25 mil. train sculpture headed to NYC’s High Line after LACMA discards it? RIP Anita Steckel, erotic female artist who received critical acclaim late in her life. RIP critic Hilton Kramer.  Check out what Christopher Knight wrote about him in 1991. Lawsuit filed against Gagosian Gallery uncovers revealing email about gallery negotiations. China told Ai Wewei that he will not be given a public hearing regarding tax evasion penalty. Bronze Lorax statue stolen from yard of 90-year-old widow of Dr. Seuss. Policemen recover […]

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]

Overtime: March 12 – March 18

One of Andy Warhol’s Double Elvises will go up for auction at Sotheby’s in May. Fascinating article about previously missing paintings found in Wildenstein’s vault. Dallas couple pleads guilty to $3 Million art-based fraud scheme. Alleged art forger Matthew Taylor pleads not-guilty to $2 million fraud. French police arrest alleged forger of Jean Prouvé works. Restorer of da Vinci’s The Last Supper may have “blundered” in restoring figure of Christ. Lawyers appealing against a controversial copyright ruling concerning composition and angling. Artwork (including work by […]

Streets: Bumblebee – “Somewhere I’d Rather Bee” (Los Angeles)

The latest mural by Bumblebee, part of his ongoing series highlighting the plight of children affected by homelessness, has gone up in Los Angeles.  Titled Somewhere I’d Rather Bee, it ostensibly depicts a boy playing in the streets, appearing to lounge away the day, just playing with his paper airplane.  However, the reality could be that the boy, laying on the side of the street,  is preoccupied with his imagination, dreaming about a place where his plane could possibly take him, away from his current […]

Overtime: March 5 – March 11

Seth Casteel’s underwater photographs of dogs becomes an internet sensation and helps his non-profit, which trains shelter workers to take better photos, leading to increased adoption rates. Wolfgang Beltracchi says he could have easily put “1,000 or 2,000” forgeries on the art market. Volkswagon providing $800,000 for project to track down Russian art treasures lost in WWII. Police in Rome recover 37 stolen paintings including works by Rubens and Poussin. Gallerist Kristen Dodge chases down art thief by foot and recovers 4 stolen paintings. Worldwide […]

Overtime: Feb 27 – March 4

Tilt paints and tags up half a room at the Au Vieux Panier in France. Meanwhile, Mario Wagner installs at The Standard in Hollywood. Shepard Fairey settles lawsuit from use of Jessica image (perspective of photographer). MOCA in turmoil as key personnel are continuing to depart the institution. 2012 Whitney Biennial curators interviewed by ARTINFO. Roberta Smith calls 2012 Biennial One of the best Whitney Biennials in recent memory. Photos from the Whitney Biennial. Locked out Sotheby’s union art handlers & OWS protest Whitney Biennial […]

Openings: Terry Richardson – “Terrywood” @ OHWOW Gallery

As the world prepared itself for the Academy Awards on Sunday by making their predictions and looking out for their favorite actors on the red carpet, the unofficial start of the weekend celebration of film and stars began with the opening reception of Terry Richardson’s first solo gallery show in Los Angeles. Transforming OHWOW into Terrywood, the famous photographer exhibited his works based on and inspired by Hollywood life and ideas. Each piece featured Richardson’s signature snapshot aesthetic and recognizable style. Choosing to focus on […]