Overtime: May 15 – May 21

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  • Yusaku Maezawa bids record-breaking $110.5mil. on Basquiat painting at Sotheby’s auction. Time’s Money section profiles the collector. CNBC has more on him.
  • RIP: Lee Hall, who passed away at the age of 82.
  • Kenya makes it to the Venice Biennale, despite receiving no money from its government for its pavilion.
  • Raining fake Random International Rain Rooms in China.
  • Two Ron English sculptures removed from outside department store in Shanghai within hours of unveiling.
  • Staff of the The Brooklyn Rail departs en masse. Meaning regarding future of the publication unclear.
  • Harry Macklowe, currently divorcing his wife, claims that he paid for every single artwork in their collection.
  • Curators of documenta and the Venice Biennale both include their lovers/significant others in their shows.
  • Damien Hirst’s Venice show has similarities to Jason deCaires Taylor’s work.
  • Alex Melamid blames the rise of Donald Trump on the avant-garde movement. Ben Davis rejects the idea that contemporary art is responsible for Trump.
  • Josh Smith no longer repped by Luhring Augustine.
  • Israeli high court says that West Bank heritage site must be more inclusive to all religions and histories.
  • Report shows that 4% of New York artists can’t afford their art supplies.
  • UK Labour Party manifesto promises £1bil. extra in culture funding over five years.
  • NY Times explores the role of patrons in the arts.
  • French artists are happy with the appointment of France’s new culture minister Françoise Nyssen.
  • Yayoi Kusama show at Hirshhorn Museum breaks attendance records and increases membership by 6,566%.
  • Rachel Rose recipient of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Future Fields Commission… initiative.
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode, a snapshot of the artist’s work.
  • Elemental wins competition to convert a former flour mill into a vast new gallery for Qatar Museums.
  • David Hurn donating 1,500 of own photos and 700 images from his collection to National Museum of Wales.
  • Linda Yablonsky’s experiences at the 57th Venice Biennale. Bloomberg writes about how the Biennale validates artists or helps form consensus. Cristina Ruiz reviews Christine Macel’s Viva Arte Viva at the Venice Biennale.
  • Olu Oguibe erecting an obelisk for documenta 14 in Central Germany to welcome refugees.
  • Jeff Koons’ Seated Ballerina is unveiled at New York’s Rockefeller Center.
  • The Art Newspaper looks at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale. Eileen Kinsella analyzes the sale.
  • Judd Tully covers Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale. Brian Boucher also covers the sale, as does The Art Newspaper.
  • A loook at Sotheby’s inaugural Modern and Contemporary African Art sale.
  • Judd Tully covers Christie’s evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art. Eileen Kinsella also analyzes the sale. Dan Duray also provides perspective on the auction.
  • Brian Boucher looks at the Sotheby’s post-war evening sale. Dan Duray also covers the sale (and Phillips’). Judd Tully provides his analysis.
  • Henri Neuendorf covers the Phillips evening sale of contemporary art. Meghana Reddy has a take as well.
  • Artnet interviews Cheyenne Westphal about the market and her new role at Phillips.
  • How Basquiat became the auction market leader. The artists he toppled now that he is the top-selling American artist at auction.
  • A look at the performance of Damien Hirst’s works during the week’s auction sales.
  • W Magazine profiles the types of folks you will meet or see at an art fair.
  • Doug Woodham explains How New Wealth and Evolving Taste Are Changing the Art Market.
  • A look at Lisbon’s art market.
  • The Clarion List looks at the art dealer – collector relationship.
  • The story of how Magnum Photos formed 70 years ago.
  • Joel Mesler creates a video for the debut of new Rental Gallery space.
  • Independent Collectors interviews Marvin and Elayne Mordes about their collection.
  • Octavia Bürgel talks about being Kara Walker’s daughter.
  • Artinfo interviews Ian Davenport about his Swatch pavilion painting.
  • Flash Art reviews Jef Geys’s show at Essex Street.
  • Artinfo interviews George Condo.
  • Artnet interviews Nari Ward.
  • Anne Imhof and Huey Copeland win 2017 Absolut Art Awards.
  • David Pagel reviews Aaron Moulton-curated The Basilisk at Nicodim Gallery.
  • 7 well-known artists reveal their studio essentials.
  • Artspace’s picks for a US cross-country art road trip.
  • Olly Gibbs uses FaceApp to add smiles to classical paintings.
  • Shia LaBeouf x Hito Steyerl.
  • The Sun’s perspective on the record-setting Basquiat painting result.

Source: arrestedmotion

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