Also, musicians Kendrick Lamar and SZA have settled with an artist who accused them of plagiarism, French antique dealers angered they were not consulted over restitution report, and more.
Week in Review
Week in Review: Ivory Coast Demands 148 Works From France, Banksy Work Appears in Wales
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.
Week in Review: New Mexico Mayor Donates Year’s Salary to Judy Chicago Museum, Researchers Launch Egon Schiele Database
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.
Week in Review: Olafur Eliasson Transplants Glaciers Outside Tate Modern, Tania Bruguera Withdraws from Biennial
Also, the Museum of Black Civilizations has opened in Senegal, Sotheby’s will host a sale of female Old Masters, and more.
Week in Review: SpaceX Launches Art in Space, Banksy Raffles Sculpture for $2.50
Also, Russia will pay Pussy Riot $43,500, Anish Kapoor wins a legal battle against the NRA, and more.
Week in Review: Renoir Stolen from Vienna Auction House, Leaning Tower of Pisa Slowly Tilts Upright
Also, Indigenous artifacts are pulled from auction in Boston following protests, a famous stretch of Berlin Wall is saved from developers, and more.
Week in Review: David Hockney is the Most Expensive Living Artist, Glenn Lowry Extends MoMA Directorship
Leon and Debra Black will donate $40 million to MoMA’s expansion, MASS MoCA extends Sol LeWitt exhibition until 2043, and more.
Week in Review: Iranian Art Market Suffers After Oil Sanctions, Winnipeg Gallery Launches Indigenous Biennial
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.
Week in Review: Gallerists Fined $15M for Art Scam, and Kremlin Museum Investigates Stolen Malevich
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.
Week in Review: Syrian National Museum Reopens and La Sagrada Familia Fined $141M
An artist vandalized Francisco Franco’s tomb, Venice museums reopen after unprecedented flooding, and more.
Week in Review: Smithsonian Gets $5 Million to Archive Underrepresented Artists, and MacDowell Colony Honors James Baldwin
Legendary drag queen Divine gets a mural in Baltimore, a fire at Dia:Beacon damages a $1 million painting, and more.
Week in Review: Vatican Vows to Find Missing Caravaggio, and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Bestows Historic Gift
Also, a Sotheby’s auction is entangled in an identity theft scandal, and Larry Gagosian is sued over $13 million in unfinished Koons sculptures.