Overtime: June 23 – June 29

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More stories from the week that ended June 29 (click on bolded words for more information):

  • The Fifth Season group show opens at James Cohan Gallery. It includes Matthew Brandt, Pierre Huyghe, and others.
  • RIP: Jennifer Wynne Reeves dies at the age of 51 due to brain cancer.
  • RIP: Claude Simard, co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, who died unexpectedly.
  • Helge Achenbach arrested due to fraud allegations.
  • Nelson Saiers steps down as chief investment officer of Saiers Capital LLC to pursue a career as an artist.
  • American exchange student pulled out of giant vagina sculpture by emergency workers.
  • A janitor or a group of janitors destroy students’ artwork at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
  • Kazakhstan removes Vladimir Samoylov statue after it is ridiculed as being “Hobbit Selfie”.
  • Bloomsbury withdraws Keith Haring drawings from sale after doubts about their authenticity arises.
  • Economic prosperity and growth in Berlin may be driving out culture in the city.
  • Too much art in a classroom may be disruptive and distracting to students.
  • Paris’s Pablo Picasso museum opening delayed again. New date is now October 25.
  • Anders Petterson looks at whether the art market is in a bubble or if there are many fragmented bubbles.
  • Aby Rosen preparing to battle his neighborhood community to put up sculptures on his property.
  • Peter Zumthor alters his plans for new LACMA proposal in order to protect tar pits.
  • Artist hiring impersonator on Craigslist to attend art school.
  • Nearly 700 works confiscated by Spanish police returned to Colombia.
  • The emerging scene for Colombian artists.
  • Jacques de Claeuw patining in Cummer Museum collection that was looted by Nazis is able to stay with museum.
  • Art Basel does not allow nude performance artist to enter premises naked.
  • Food tastes better when it looks like art.
  • French cave art added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
  • Museum of Fine Arts returns 8 artifacts to Nigeria that they think were stolen decades ago.
  • The Art House, a residential tower geared for artists, opening in Jersey City.
  • Albuquerque wants to spend $300,000 on a public art work for its downtown.
  • Seattle expects to spend $5mil. to $7mil. on art for its downtown waterfront redevelopment project.
    Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/06/24/3034728/5m-to-7m-in-art-planned-for-seattle.html?sp=/99/900/#storylink=cpy
  • David M. Rubenstein gives $5.4mil. to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for renovations.
  • The first Chicago Architecture Biennial is planned to be held in late 2015.
  • SFMOMA close to its fundraising goal of $610mil.
  • George Lucas selects Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the city to house his museum.
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts to show reconfigured work from Sarah Sze’s Venice Biennale show.
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art taking steps to guarantee that most of its 17,000 artworks will remain in Washington area.
  • Musicians play the same song all day, everyday that the New Museum is open as part of Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit.
  • Possible museum to be built at Sing Sing.
  • MOCA-Cleveland to show restored Sister Corita Kent canvas banner.
  • Profile of Carlos Rivera and Art Rank.
  • Kenny Schachter talks gossip at Art Basel.
  • How Greece is entering into the European June art world calendar.
  • LA Weekly writes about Stefan Simchowitz’s debate with Jonathan T.D. Neil at Blacklisted.
  • The Wall Street Journal writes about the market for millennial artists.
  • Colin Gleadell thinks that the sales made during Art Basel challenges the supremacy of the auction market.
  • Takashi Murakami announces huge show in the fall at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.
  • The practice of pre-selling and reserving by dealers before fairs and the preference of collectors for paintings.
  • Interview about collecting art and art fairs with Peter Hort.
  • Rare blue and white porcelain box sells for 140 times its estimate at Bohams sale.
  • All about Piero Golia’s chalet.
  • Jacob Wick talks to Keith J. Varadi about what it means to be punk and to challenge conventions.
  • David Ostrowski in 032C.
  • Gavin Brown shows his work at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.
  • A look back at Roberta Smith’s review of a 1988 Jeff Koons show. Scott Indrisek reviews the artist’s Whitney retrospective. Jerry Saltz takes a look. Ben Davis looks at the Koons retrospective from a perspective of race. Split-Rocker confuses people – like, what is it? Artnet thinks the artworks in the show are worth a cumulative $504,237,005.
  • Banksy brings Sirens of the Lambs truck piece his NY residency to Glastonbury for its UK debut.
  • Ed Templeton is a hot guy people did not know was vegan.
  • Kim Gordon and Raymond Pettibon’s talk at The Strand.
  • Uwe Henneken original paintings available at the Monopol shop.
  • Brad Troemel original works available at New Museum store.
  • Marina Abramović limited edition print available from Serpentine.
  • Katy Perry takes a selfie in front of Katy Perry painting.
  • The World Bodypainting Festival happened this weekend.

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