Also, the Park Avenue Armory receives a grant from the city, Agnes Gund and Oprah Winfrey will help chair a charity art auction, and more.
Also, a Dutch art dealer’s grandson sues the Dutch government to return paintings sold to Nazis under duress, the Eastern Orthodox Church has filed a lawsuit against Princeton University to return stolen manuscripts, and more.
Also, the Museum of Black Civilizations has opened in Senegal, Sotheby’s will host a sale of female Old Masters, and more.
Also, Russia will pay Pussy Riot $43,500, Anish Kapoor wins a legal battle against the NRA, and more.
Also, Indigenous artifacts are pulled from auction in Boston following protests, a famous stretch of Berlin Wall is saved from developers, and more.
Leon and Debra Black will donate $40 million to MoMA’s expansion, MASS MoCA extends Sol LeWitt exhibition until 2043, and more.
Also, Björk is planning her “most elaborate stage concert yet,” the Souls Grown Deep Foundation sell a Thornton Dial Painting to fund their paid internship program, and more.
Also, a Velásquez is authenticated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Kerry James Marshall swears off public artwork after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s misstep, and more.
An artist vandalized Francisco Franco’s tomb, Venice museums reopen after unprecedented flooding, and more.
Legendary drag queen Divine gets a mural in Baltimore, a fire at Dia:Beacon damages a $1 million painting, and more.
Also, a Sotheby’s auction is entangled in an identity theft scandal, and Larry Gagosian is sued over $13 million in unfinished Koons sculptures.