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Overtime: Feb 20 – Feb 26

One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in May. RIP Ken Price.  Another great artist passes away. Wasilla, Alaska gets a vagina public sculpture displayed at high school. Police recover bronze Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum. UC Berkeley loses $1mil. Sargent Johnson artwork which it later mistakenly sells for $150. Tate Modern’s national photographic archive saved from being destroyed after internal tip. Police raid criminal gang suspected of faking antiquities and selling frauds for 2.5 […]

Overtime: Feb 13 – Feb 19

Behind the Scenes of Joyce Pensato’s exhibition at Friedrich Petzel. Sir Frank Dicksee’s painting “Romeo and Juliet” voted the UK’s most romantic work of art. Experts think Silicon Valley may fail to build community due to lack of art investment. Study discovers that fear heightens the appreciation of abstract art. Charles Saatchi urges Britain to sell its JMW Turners in order to buy contemporary art. Marc Jancou sues Sotheby’s & Cady Noland after Noland work was withdrawn from auction. Son of dentist who fled Nazi […]

Preview: “Taco de Lomography” @ Lomography Gallery Store LA

The Lomography brand has been doing its best for the past few years in keeping the analog film camera alive.  Available in mainstream shops such as Urban Outfitters and Amazon, its affordable products produce nostalgic-looking and creative images for a new generation of snapshot takers seeking images that put them apart from the digital camera set. In association with LA Taco, Lomography presents Taco de Lomography – a series which puts the Lomo LC-A, equipped with a Fritz the Blitz flash, in the hands of […]

Overtime: Feb 6 – Feb 12

  Frank Miller consigns two of his original Batman works to Heritage Auctions’ Feb 22-24 auction. Peter Norton to sell more of his collection in Christie’s March auction. Do you think porn should be considered art? Oldest works of art ever made may have just been discovered in a cave. America’s 50 top philanthropists include 12 arts donors, like the Broads. Article: The Art of Recession-Dodging by Sarah Thornton. Modern and Impressionist sales demonstrate current volatility of art market. The Turkish art market is booming. […]

Overtime: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Rare opportunity – Calvin and Hobbes original artwork offered in February auction. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the documentary on Ai Weiwei, wins special jury prize at Sundance. In other Ai Weiwei news, he was questioned for “attacking” a security camera. Rest in peace: Dorothea Tanning – artist and wife of Max Ernst dead at 101. Jerry Saltz on Mike Kelley. William Poundstone recalls seeing Kelley’s art with parents. Thieves steal artwork from gallery by entering through skylight and repelling down. Netherlands returns paintings looted 70 […]

Cezanne’s “The Card Players” Sells For Record $250 Mil.

We have finally found something that even David Choe may not be able to afford yet.  It has been reported by Vanity Fair that in 2011, the royal family of Qatar purchased Paul Cezanne’s painting The Card Players from the estate of George Embiricos for $250 million.  That is the highest known price that has ever been paid for a work of art.  They apparently outbid both Larry Gagosian and William Acquavella for the privilege of buying the piece.  The oil-rich collectors have been on […]

Mike Kelley 1954 – 2012

In what may be the saddest and most shocking art world news in years, it was discovered today that Mike Kelley has died, reportedly from taking his own life. The passing has been confirmed by both Metro Pictures and Gagosian Gallery. Metro Pictures’ Helene Winer revealed that Kelley had been depressed. One of the most original, respected, and accomplished talents of his generation, the Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based, and internationally-known artist was preparing to exhibit in his unheard of eighth Whitney Biennial. Utilizing a broad range […]

Overtime: Jan 23 – Jan 29

Ouch – David Hockney has his new works (like one above) harshly criticized by his art teacher. Hockney also billed as a fashion icon? Christopher Knight on the new Matthew Marks location in LA and its Ellsworth Kelly facade. Richard Jackson crashes a plane into a canvas as part of a PST performance. Marina Abramovic throws a silent party where participants wear lab coats and can’t talk. The Patrick Cariou vs. Richard Prince copyright case continues. Ronald Coles facing up to 10 years in jail […]

Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22

Beauty is Embarrassing – documentary about Wayne White – coming out soon. LA Artwalk sees drama as Occupy’s Sergio Ballesteros arrested there for alleged lynching. Black market for artwork run by drug dealers could be behind recent thefts in Auckland, NZ. Australia’s leading dealer charged with allegedly masterminding one of its largest ever art frauds. University of Notre Dame nuclear physicists using accelerated ion beams to detect art forgeries. Trial of black market mastermind in ancient art ends as statute of limitations expired. Has the […]

Streets: Bumblebee – “Mutual Feeling” (Los Angeles)

As if they do not have enough problems in their lives already, the homeless in Southern California have had quite the struggle recently, ranging from being beaten by a famous frozen yogurt purveyor to being targeted, stalked, and killed by a military vet. News stories like these bring to the forefront that being homeless is still a very real problem for many and it does not only affect men and women that are down on their luck. Young boys and girls are also affected by […]