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by Allison Meier on April 25, 2014

Diego Rivera, "Detroit Industry" (photograph by cdschock, via Flickr)

One of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts (photograph by cdschock, via Flickr)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

A primary associate of Glafira Rosales, whose prolific forgeries bookended the 165-year history of the Knoedler & Co gallery, has been arrested in Spain. The “key suspect” is Rosales’s boyfriend Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz, the New York Times reported. The case is ongoing; Rosales pled guilty to nine counts last September.

All that remains of the brutalist Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago designed by Bertrand Goldberg is the bottom of its famed clover-shaped cantilever form, Chicagoist reported.

The “Detroit Industry” murals by Diego Rivera in the Detroit Institute of Arts were named a National Historic Landmark this Wednesday.

Works by Banksy harvested from their original outdoor locales are headed to an April 27 London auction organized by a “luxury concierge” companyArtnet reported.

A Chelsea building housing Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, and Stephen Haller Gallery is being torn down and redeveloped, Gallerist reported.

Time Warner, which owns Life magazine, is in a legal battle with the family of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt‘s longtime partner Lucille Kaye over the ownership of some of his signed prints. Eisenstaedt took photographs for Life, and is best known for his image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Time’s Square, and Time Warner is stating that it owns all of the rights to his work between 1929 and 1994.

Liverpool’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology is being hit with a claim that it brought on volunteers to fill formerly paid staff positionsThe Art Newspaper reported.

Musée Picasso in Paris (photograph by Guillaume Baviere, via Flickr)

Musée Picasso in Paris (photograph by Guillaume Baviere, via Flickr)

The Musée Picasso in Paris, which has been closed four years for an expansion and renovation, had its opening postponed again with no new date currently set.

The American Folk Art Museum will open an annex in Long Island City, Queens, to house its collection and library.

Canada’s Governor-General Medals in Architecture, given every two years, were announced, and include the reuse of a Mies van der Rohe gas station as a community center and Winnipeg firm 5468796’s OMS Stage.

The Noguchi Museum is honoring Norman Foster and Hiroshi Sugimoto on May 13 with the first Isamu Noguchi Award for Kindred Spirits in Innovation, Global Consciousness and Japanese/American Exchange.

What might be the oldest human footprints outside of Africa have been discovered by archaeologists in England, dating somewhere between a million and 780,000 years old.

Robert Olsen, who painted objects of the Los Angeles night, died at the age of 44 after concluding work on a painting around 3 am.

Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward J. Sozanski passed away at the age of 77.

The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, along with the late author’s family and publisher, came out against the planned biopic on Wallace starring Jason Segel.

The Merchant’s House Museum in Manhattan is concerned that damage may have been done to its 19th-century plasterwork during the construction of an approved eight-story hotel alongside it.

The silos in Gowanus that once housed Issue Project Room are being torn down to make way for new residential construction, Curbed reported.

Rachel Whiteread's "The Hole of London 2014" (courtesy Art on the Underground)

Rachel Whiteread’s “The Hole of London 2014″ (courtesy Art on the Underground) (click to view larger)

A new cover for the London Underground map was created by Rachel Whiteread. “The Hole of London 2014,” pocked with holes that reveal segments of the Tube lines, will be available May 16 for underground travelers.

The American Insitute of Architects honored Bushwick Inlet Park, designed by Kiss + Cathcart with a sloping green roof on the East River, as one the year’s best implementations of sustainable architecture.

A painting of Jesus from the 18th century taken two decades ago from Saint Martin Roman Catholic Church in Poland was recovered after it was posted for sale on eBay.

A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, founded in 1991 in the East Village, is departing the neighborhood following a landlord-tenant dispute.

Opposition is growing against apartment buildings being built on the grounds next to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, which many claim will compromise the integrity of the site.

A window showing Judas hanging himself by artist Laurence Whistler was finally installed in a Dorset church, 14 years after Whistler passed away, and nearly 30 years after its rejection by parishioners.

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced $4 million in donations that are going to support its photography programs.

The Howl! Festival planned for May has been postponed. The annual confab overtakes Tompkins Square Park in the East Village with art and a tribute to Allen Ginsberg.

An art project by Fujiko Nakaya that starts May 1 will shroud Philip Johnson’s Glass House in fog.

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