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The Hague Gets New Court for Art Disputes

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

NYT Reports on Dispute Over Price Basquiat at Sotheby’s

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Gallerists Discuss “Robin Hood” Tax at Frieze

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Lawsuit Over Guggenheim Foundation Use of Venice Palazzo Dismissed

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Painter Celia Paul Discusses Her Work and Lucian Freud in NYT

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Larry Gagosian Discusses His Private Collection in New York Talk

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Dis Relaunches as Video-Based Site

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Grave of Schiele Muse Wally Neuzil Discovered in Croatia

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Work Discovered in North Wales

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Frank Stella Discusses His Favorite Cities in NYT Interview

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Henry Tang Ying-yen Appointed Board Chair of Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Takashi Murakami Merchandise Causes Rush at MCA Chicago Show

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Alberto Giacometti Drawings Discovered in Holdings of Late Antiques Dealer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Artists Evicted from Beijing’s Caochangdi Art District

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Adam Lindemann Plans LA Loft Building in Arts District

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Request for Dismissal Rejected in Richard Prince Instagram Lawsuit

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Doge’s Palace in Genoa Closes Modigliani Show After 21 Works Discovered to be Fake

Monday, July 17th, 2017

London—Adrián Villar Rojas: Untitled from the series ‘The Theater of Disappearance’ at Marian Goodman Gallery through July 21st, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Sam Durant Discusses Controversial Work in Minnesota with LA Times

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Dakota Tribes Discussing Whether to Burn Sam Durant’s Work in Minneapolis

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Sam Durant to Dismantle Gallows Sculpture in Minneapolis

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

New York – Adrián Villar Rojas: “The Theater of Disappearance” for the Met Roof Garden Commission Through October 29th, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Musée D’Orsay Facing Accusations of Discrimination Over Student Tour Policy

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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New Yorker Profiles MoMA’s Recent Acquisition of Chris Ofili’s “Holy Virgin Mary”

May 23rd, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergThe New Yorker has a piece on the infamous battle between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Ofili over the artist’s The Holy Virgin Mary, which the then-mayor sought to have removed from a show at the New Museum, and which has now been acquired by MoMA. “When we acquired the work and put it in front of our committee, it looked like it had descended from Heaven,” MoMA curator Laura Hoptman says.
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Germany Looks to Increase Arts Funding by $353 million

May 23rd, 2018

Grutters, via ArtforumGerman minister of culture Monika Grütters has announced plans to increase the nation’s arts funding by approximately $353 million. Grütters feels the budget sends “a strong signal that culture is the foundation for our open and democratic society.” 
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LA Times Profiles Strong Growth for Nigerian Art Market

May 23rd, 2018

Art X Lagos, via LA TimesA piece in the LA Times this week notes the surging popularity of Nigerian art on the international market, and the institutions springing up to cater to a thriving market. “There’s a generation of young, vibrant artists of Nigerian or African origin who have felt that the gallery infrastructure in West Africa is not sufficiently developed for them to connect with the international art market from their home base,” says Tokini Peterside, founder of the Art X Lagos art fair. “For generations, when it comes to exporting its cultural capital and so many other things, Africa has had to go overseas.”
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