This week in art news: the Hirshhorn Museum postponed a projection by Krzysztof Wodiczko in the wake of Douglas High School shooting, President Trump proposed eliminating the NEA and NEH (again), and Robert Indiana’s repainted “LOVE” returned to Philadelphia.
This week in art news: We Are Not Surprised (WANS) called for a boycott of Artforum, San Francisco launched a census to determine the impact of rising rents on artists and arts professionals, and the UK’s Royal Collection announced a series of nationwide exhibitions dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
This week in art news: a trucker drove across the Nazca Lines, Lorde wore an excerpt from a Jenny Holzer piece to the Grammys, and the Manchester Art Gallery removed a Pre-Raphaelite painting in order to “prompt conversations” about museum display and interpretation.
This week in art news: South Korea’s former culture minister was jailed for two years, two members of Pussy Riot sought asylum in Sweden, and the Louvre closed some of its galleries after the Seine flooded.
This week in art news: More women shared allegations of sexual misconduct by Chuck Close, a Christie’s employee and former CIA officer was arrested, and a Frank Lloyd Wright building was demolished.
This week in art news: Chuck Close was accused of sexual misconduct, Steve McQueen began a video memorial to the Grenfell Tower fire victims, and Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries announced plans to exhibit JRR Tolkien’s illustrated Christmas letters.
This week in art news: 28 rock art sites were discovered on a small Indonesian island, Saudi Arabia lifted its 35-year ban on cinemas, and the Museum of London announced plans to display the notorious “fatberg.”
This week in art news: wildfires forced the Getty Center and Skirball Cultural Center to close, the buyer of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” was revealed, and President Trump drastically reduced the size of two US National Monuments.
This week in art news: the director of the Louvre revealed he’s negotiating for a loan of “Salvator Mundi,” Egypt accused a 95-year-old Australian woman of looting antiquities, and a federal judge refused to release a Gardner Museum heist person of interest from domestic confinement.
This week in art news: a portrait recently reattributed to Bartolomé Esteban Murillo went on view at the Frick, an audit attributed Documenta’s budget deficit to its Athens expansion, and a monument to the first cat in space was successfully crowdfunded.
This week in art news: “Salvator Mundi” became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, the final missing piece of Magritte’s “The Enchanted Pose” was discovered, and Walmart removed posters from its wall art collection after the images were identified as photographs documenting the detention of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
This week in art news: Benjamin Genocchio was ousted as executive director of the Armory Show after the New York Times investigated sexual harassment claims, a judge approved the Berkshire Museum’s sale of works from its collection, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi was inaugurated.