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

  • Ed Ruscha still has plenty more to say about America.
  • LAXART reopens in LA with a renewed mission and a giant Barbara Kruger mural.
  • Dealer Steve Lazarides plans an unsanctioned show of the artist’s ‘Golden Years’.
  • Banksy’s dismal opinion on advertising industry resurfaces on the web.
  • ‘TIME’ Magazine’s “The Drone Age” cover displays one of the biggest drone shows in the U.S.
  • Interview Magazine (1969-2018): ‘An enduring symbol of downtown cool, even as downtown became Disney’.
  • New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting.
  • Why Norman Rockwell matters.
  • Rennie Museum to display 32 years of works by Kerry James Marshall.
  • Geoff McFetridge illustrates Eddie Huang & others for new Amazon short story series.
  • The man who slashed the ‘Russian Mona Lisa‘ says nationalist ideology fueled his attack.
  • Artist Paul Gagner copes with death in latest Arsham/Fieg Gallery show.
  • How a Warhol assistant and Kanye muse came to dominate the art market.
  • #Metoo, feminism sparking demand for art by women, data shows.
  • UNIQLO x KAWS’ throwback collection will help you get to ‘Sesame Street’.
  • Alex Israel launches a Duchamp-inspired clothing line fit for his surf-pop world.
  • Aby Rosen on how he designed his new Manhattan tower to be an ideal home for art collectors.
  • Richard Prince disavows a new show and warns artists to ‘be careful’.
  • How Noguchi sculptures inspired the paper lamps we see everywhere.
  • How Vincent van Gogh’s market was tirelessly built by his sister-in-law, Jo.
  • The yellow pigment Van Gogh used in an iconic painting is fading to brown, new research finds.
  • Marc Chagall caught between two lives.
  • Why an impoverished Chaim Soutine filled his studio with rotting meat.
  • Emperor Constantine’s giant finger found in the Louvre.
  • Christie’s sold this Swiss dealer a painting likely looted by Nazis. Now he wants his money back.
  • How Domenico Gnoli’s meticulous paintings reveal a Society, that is coming apart at the seams.
  • An intriguing exhibition focuses on art whose makers were compelled to thru spirituality.
  • These photographers captured the madness and passion of Heavy Metal.
  • A storm of art brut from the Balkans.
  • Chen’s, a project space run by Alex Ito and Howie Chen, to open in Brooklyn.
  • London’s Hayward Gallery shuts due to fire on the eve of Lee Bul’s highly anticipated solo show.
  • Chinese artist Liu Wei returns to NY with a showing of three decades distilled into 180 portraits.
  • The newly designed Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum in China is a brutalist’s dream.
  • Long-awaited Tai Kwun complex in Hong Kong will give local artists a world-class exhibition space.
  • Thom Mayne design unveiled for future home of Orange County Museum of Art.
  • DeCordova sculpture park to stage first Boston-area Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Room’ exhibition.
  • MoMA’s employees are staging a protest outside of the museum’s gala.
  • Museum leadership in a time of crisis.
  • Peace between North and South Korea puts an end to sculpture by eL Seed.
  • Frick expansion divides Upper East Side.
  • Did a small clarification of Tax Law have a major impact on the art market?
  • NADA to stage non-fair exhibition on Governors Island in New York.
  • Here’s the exhibitor list for Expo Chicago 2018.
  • Here’s the Exhibitor List for the 2018 FIAC Art Fair
  • Outdated rules are killing museums—here’s how things can change.
  • Inside the new “Fortress” in NYC that’s housing millions of dollars of art.
  • The photographer who went to extreme measures to capture America’s greatest land art.
  • San Francisco’s Jessica Silverman Gallery now reps John Houck.