Overtime: May 6 – May 19

  • $91m sale of Rabbit once again makes Jeff Koons world's most expensive living artist.
  • It's also costly to put on a Koons show - $1m price tag for one museum.
  • $97m sale of Monet's sets record for Impressionist work at Sotheby's. While a $59m Cézanne sale leads Christie's auction.
  • What does $89m sale of a prime Robert Rauschenberg at Christie’s mean for his long dormant market?
  • Van Gogh's letter to thank art critic goes on view in Amsterdam.
  • Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman make a cameo appearance in Venice.
  • One review of the 58th Venice Biennale.
  • Roundup from artnet including their thoughts on 10 best pavilions.
  • Swiss artist Christoph Büchel brings to Venice the shell of deadly boat that sank killing hundreds of migrants.
  • Art Basel Miami adds section for monumental projects.
  • Hyperallergic's initial thoughts and highlights from the Whitney Biennial.
  • A photographic tour of the Whitney Biennial. Another look here.
  • Belgian leather goods house Delvaux celebrates launch of a new partnership with the Magritte Foundation.
  • KAWS profiled by New York Times will have showing at Brooklyn Museum in 2021.
  • Futura launching a new show in Singapore soon.
  • Anish Kapoor will become the second foreign artist to show in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
  • Kapoor also unveils new paintings that evoke menstruation.
  • 60 minutes profiles Mark Bradford.
  • Kehinde Wiley talks about new show in Paris and the residency program he will be opening next month in Senegal.
  • A look at how ancient artworks looked in their day compared to now.
  • The taboo history of women's body hair in art.
  • Complicating history between fashion and art.
  • Inside the Statue of Liberty's new $100m museum.
  • An update on the plans for restoration of Notre Dame.
  • Head turning historical portraits by Ewa Juszkiewicz.
  • Estate of late artist Robert Indiana is trying to halt reproduction of his works.
  • Why so many artists have been drawn to New Mexico.
  • How bloody if too bloody, when it comes to blood money for the arts.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will no longer take money from Sackler family tied to America’s opioid crisis.
  • Renowned architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102.
  • The legacy of late Chinese photographer Ren Hang.
  • Val Kilmer accused of ripping off artist with his golden tumbleweeds.
  • Nelson Mandela’s sketch of his prison door sells for $100K+.
  • Painting techniques of five famous artists.
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