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

  • Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ to arrive in Chicago for the first time.
  • Street artists in the US have more rights than they thought.
  • A very queer street art movement is spreading across the US.
  • Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys launch new art grant, giving 20 artists $5,000 each.
  • LACMA Awards grants to four artists working on innovative, tech-driven projects.
  • ‘World’s Largest’ Banksy art show unauthorized by artist is frowned upon by fans.
  • Banksy anonymously submits art, gets rejected by exhibition.
  • Banksy work worth around $35,000 USD stolen in Toronto.
  • The anarchic story of Studio 54 – the drugs, the glamour, and the sex.
  • One million USD Andy Warhol painting leads Gagosian’s online sale.
  • Five men arrested for theft of Renoir and Rubens paintings worth £23 million.
  • Felipe Pantone issues cease-and-desist letter to Rome Snowboards.
  • Rembrandt was a genius, a sage, and a snob—and he left behind a mysterious legacy.
  • Controversial Basquiat artworks go on display at Art Basel 2018.
  • Podcast: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel.
  • The 15 best booths at Art Basel in Basel.
  • Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Art Basel’s Unlimited.
  • What it costs galleries to go to Art Basel.
  • How dealers are (slowly) rebooting their businesses to take software-based art mainstream.
  • At Art Basel opening, a pair of $14 million Joan Mitchell sales shows surge in market for women artists.
  • At “Made in L.A.,’ 33 of the city’s artists aim to depict the state of our world.
  • A major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020.
  • How Art Basel can inspire the Venice Biennale.
  • Kerry James Marshall lands two big sales at Art Basel after record-breaking auction result.
  • At world’s biggest art fair Art Basel, squeezed mid-market raises concerns.
  • European collectors are at last buying up work by African American artists at Art Basel.
  • 12 ways collectors can help galleries survive and thrive.
  • Colour and chaos in the work of Albert Oehlen.
  • Todd James will launch a new solo exhibition in Greece.
  • Cleon Peterson to launch new “Blood & Soil” exhibit of paintings and sculptures in LA.
  • How Cedric Morris fused his twin passions for plants and painting.
  • Shane Campbell Gallery aims for $15 million class action suit against Frieze.
  • Paula Cooper Gallery to temporarily relocate headquarters to West 26th Street.
  • ‘It takes time to prove yourself’: Joseph Nahmad on his New York Gallery’s fifth anniversary.
  • How artists’ foundations can reduce the risks of high-stakes lawsuits.
  • Paris’s Musée Rodin holds talks to open in China.
  • How art museums can remain relevant in the 21st century.
  • Energy tycoon billionaire Leonid Mikhelson builds a big museum for Russia’s tiny art market.
  • Former Stedelijk director Beatrix Ruf cleared of wrongdoing.
  • Doug Aitken searches for humanity in the digital age.
  • These eerie social media stars aren’t even real people.
  • The genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • A ghostly piano releases nearly three centuries of music and memory.
  • Artist Barbara Kruger turns a bland Los Angeles building into a screaming statement.
  • The history of sign painting in Los Angeles.
  • Surreal portrait of artist Miriam Escofet’s mother wins 2018 BP portrait award.
  • The wellness movement that’s empowering older adults to become artists.
  • The apexart Fellowship: when artists are not allowed to make art.