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June 18 – 24 « Arrested Motion

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

  • A new cryptocurrency art auction is selling shares in an Andy Warhol painting.
  • An ambitious Whitney show will investigate Warhol’s early and lesser-known works.
  • David Nash comes to terms with the end of ‘Ash Dome’.
  • Why have there been no great black art dealers? How a small but influential group is correcting history.
  • Here’s the 2018 exhibitor list for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.
  • After sixteen years in operation, the Pasadena Museum of California Art will close.
  • Curator Helen Molesworth offered these 5 pieces of advice in her UCLA commencement address.
  • Grow up, ‘Fearless Girl’: New York City wants to create monuments honoring its fearless women.
  • Whitney to open seven days a week for summer.
  • Ai Weiwei launches sale of works to benefit World Refugee Day.
  • Ai Weiwei retraces his father’s steps to Marseille in 1929 for new show.
  • Cleveland Museum acquires key Emma Amos painting.
  • Saudi Arabian foundation donates €9m to Berlin Museum of Islamic Art.
  • The financial wizard who made Damien Hirst a star is now cashing in.
  • Court disbars lawyer who represented Atlanta art collector.
  • Gagosian fires back, moving to dismiss lawsuits by two disgruntled Jeff Koons collectors.
  • Anish Kapoor sues NRA for copyright infringement over ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture.
  • An unseen Banksy is on show at “Hang-Ten” Exhibition in London.
  • Wielding paint rollers, an art collective scaled a Bay Area billboard to protest Trump’s immigration policy.
  • Pittsburgh cartoonist says he was fired after 25 years for making fun of Trump.
  • The 57th Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition includes new works by Zoe Leonard, Joan Jonas & others.
  • A suspected gang shooting at a New Jersey Art Festival has left one dead and 22 injured.
  • Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s team up for a show in London.
  • Sotheby’s begins the summer season with a limp $116 million Impressionist and Modern sale.
  • New prismatic murals by Xomatok cover the streets of Lima with bursts of color.
  • Beijing street artists taking graffiti in China to the next level, transforming the city.
  • ‘Beijing is not a static place’: A report from the Chinese capital’s gallery weekend.
  • Price check! Here’s what sold—and for how much—at Art Basel 2018.
  • The gray market: Why Art Basel is both a gift and a curse.
  • Get over the unpronounceable names—go east for talented, smart artists at affordable prices.
  • How Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie conquered the art market.
  • Which of Picasso’s muses is the art market’s darling?
  • Jasper Johns’ life and work: A conversation between John Yau, Martha Wilson & William Villalongo.
  • Painter Etel Adnan’s career didn’t take off until her eighties—now she’s an inspiration to young artists.
  • Why Michael Jackson remains a thrilling inspiration for artists.
  • Iconic David Bowie portraits transformed into Ukiyo-e artworks.
  • The 10 art clichés the art world hates to love (or maybe just plain loves).
  • Geoff McFetridge teases Mickey Mouse artworks for new Uniqlo collab.
  • Instagram star caught using other people’s photos.
  • Meet Norm, the painter-for-hire beloved by L.A.’s leading artists.
  • Amy Sherald on how she went from obscurity to a museum survey (and the White House).
  • 6 works that explain Yayoi Kusama’s rise to art world stardom.
  • Can Yayoi Kusama make the Rockaways this summer’s viral art destination? Klaus Biesenbach hopes so.
  • Rising star Caitlin Keogh on how vintage fashion and contemporary poetry inspire her hypnotic paintings.
  • The mind reimagined in paper brains by artist Elsa Mora.
  • The Inamori Foundation in Japan has revealed the winners of this year’s Kyoto Prize.
  • $10,000 Artadia Houston awards go to Francis Almendarez and Dana Frankfort.
  • MOCA Cleveland names Sondra Perry first winner of $50,000 Toby’s Prize.
  • Richard Diebenkorn brought California light to abstract expressionism.
  • Cosima von Bonin to install 30-foot-long playground in front of de Young Museum in San Francisco.
  • Must-see art guide San Francisco. This week’s guide features Shara Hughes, Patricia Treib, and more.
  • How the scandal around “Sleepwalker” foreshadowed today’s culture wars.
  • The Glasgow School of Art has burned down again. Will Scotland rebuild it (again)?
  • 20 curators taking a cutting-edge approach to art history.
  • Understanding Christo and Jeanne-Claude through 6 pivotal artworks.
  • Watch Nick Cave describe the origins of his trademark soundsuits.
  • The stories behind 7 objects that made up Frida Kahlo’s iconic look.
  • Is this painted tile Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest known artwork? Experts are at odds.
  • The best places to take ceramics classes across the U.S.
  • ‘A little time capsule’: Giacometti Institute opens in Paris with a reconstruction of artist’s studio.
  • Podcast: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview.

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