More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information):

  • MoMA PS1’s Klaus Biesenbach, a champion of the Avant-Garde will now lead MOCA Los Angeles.
  • Debate ignites in Los Angeles over MOCA hire.
  • How graffiti artists are fighting back against brands that steal their work.
  • Painting in the age of anxiety.
  • Painting: An (incomplete) survey of the state of the art by Roberta Smith.
  • See the first images of Site Santa Fe’s 2018 ‘Casa Tomada’ biennial.
  • Stale and almost dead? Curators give their thoughts on the Biennial bulge.
  • Simon Shaw named vice chairman of Sotheby’s global fine art division.
  • ACT UP members protest David Wojnarowicz’s Whitney show, claiming it ignores an ongoing crisis.
  • Art project listing names of dead refugees and migrants is destroyed.
  • Russian authorities order the destruction of anti-Putin digital artwork.
  • Artists protest London’s Design Museum as they retrieve works from Hope to Nope exhibition.
  • US Planned Parenthood campaign includes artists Shirin Neshat and Carrie Mae Weems.
  • Hearing from the artist behind Anonymous was a woman.
  • Art Fair or Marvel movie? The Seattle Art Fair kicks off with an epic robot battle.
  • Seattle Art Fair artistic director Nato Thompson on how to cut the crap and connect with an audience.
  • Despite threats of budget-slashing, the NEA actually saw its funding increase in newly passed budget.
  • Here are 10 politically intriguing Eastern European art collectors to know.
  • Why Gala Dalí—muse, model and artist—was more than just Salvador’s wife.
  • Explaining exquisite corpse, the Surrealist drawing game that just won’t die.
  • Brazilian artist Antonio Dias dies at the age of 74.
  • Ivan Albright, a master of the flesh and painter of the soul.
  • Picasso pieces among forgotten works rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s collection.
  • Was the Met’s prized Picasso sold under duress because of the Nazis?
  • How Robert Indiana’s caretaker came to control his artistic legacy.
  • The Perennial-Ennials, rethinking the format.
  • Tips for artists on how to settle into a new city.
  • Andy Warhol’s iconic ‘Shadows’ paintings to be displayed at Calvin Klein’s NYC headquarters.
  • Trade war? Trade more, say the hip Western art dealers popping up at Condo Shanghai.
  • David Zwirner hires a millennial social media influencer to reinvent its online sales operation.
  • Tyler Mitchell will be the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover which will feature Beyoncé.
  • The Vogue model who photographed World War II, and became a Surrealist icon.
  • Nobuyoshi Araki’s photographs remain influential, and also highly controversial.
  • Harmony Korine turns VHS covers into painted sculptures for “BLOCKBUSTER” show.
  • Royal Photographic Society seeks ‘hundred heroines’ for special award.
  • These photographers captured the renegade youth of skate culture.
  • Nicole Eisenman wins $200,000 Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize.
  • 5 oil painting tips for beginners.
  • Jasper Johns show and catalogue raisonné open Menil Collection’s new Drawing Institute.
  • Beijing art spaces providing alternatives to the white cube.
  • Photographer Yan Wang Preston follows the urban migration of China’s rural trees.
  • These unconventional playgrounds could make your kids more creative.
  • Ai Weiwei says farewell to his Beijing studio that’s being demolished.
  • Artists who defined Chinese contemporary art.
  • Lucy Sparrow displays 31,000 felt groceries inside Los Angeles supermarket installation.
  • Keith Sonnier finally gets his due in a trifecta of summer exhibitions.
  • These 20 female artists are pushing sculpture forward.
  • Jenny Holzer launches free exhibition at Tate Modern’s “Artist Rooms” gallery.