ISIS Continues Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra, Syria courtesy Bernard Gagnon via Creative Commons.
Appropriation Artists Are Still Getting Sued
Alleged Fraud Rocks Art World
Sotheby’s Pick for New Chairman Surprises
The World’s New Most Expensive Artwork Is Christened
Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), 1955. Price Realized: $179,365,000. Courtesy of Christie’s Images ltd. 2015.
Christoph Büchel’s Controversial Mosque at the Venice Biennale Is Shuttered
Christoph Büchel’s mosque for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Photos by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Gurlitt Hoard Begins to Head Home
Tania Bruguera Tests Limits of Cuban Artistic Freedom
Tania Bruguera, Opening Session of the foundational process of the Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism, 2015. Photo by Pablo León de la Barra, courtesy of Studio Bruguera and Yo Tambien Exijo Platform.
Museums Become Sites of Political Protest
Protests in front of the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Isaac Kaplan for Artsy.
Art Basel Names Its First Director of the Americas
Two Storied Art Publications Merge
Ai Weiwei’s Passport Is Returned
Photos via @aiww.
Labor Disputes and Strikes at MoMA and National Gallery
Strikers in Front of the National Gallery, London. Courtesy PCS Union.
“Do Not Touch the Art” Is Tested
Vandals Spray Anish Kapoor Sculptures with Anti-Semitic Graffiti
Anish Kapoor, Dirty Corner, 2011-2015. © Seixas .“Anish Kapoor” at Château de Versailles, Versailles (2015).
Auction House Guarantees Muddy Art Market
Art Students Take Paintbrush to the Picket Line
Photo from December 8th rally supporting the occupation of the clock tower. Photo by Michael Fleshman.