Happenings: Fall Fairs in New York, Gallery Shows Across the Globe, and Recovered Nazi Loot in Munich

This week, Artsy covers two New York fairs; PINTA New York, located in a SoHo loft space at 82 Mercer St., shows the best contemporary art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, while uptown at the Park Avenue Armory, The Salon: Art + Design shows an eclectic array of highly coveted art and design objects. In addition we launch the ICI Benefit Auction, honoring Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant; preview the auction and register to bid here and start bidding tomorrow!

Elsewhere on the walls, this week in Los Angeles LA Louveropens a Joel Shapiro show; in London, Alan Cristea Galleryopens a Tom Wesselmann exhibition while Victoria Miroshows Jules de Balincourt; in Berlin, Galerie Thomas Schulteshows Richard Deacon, and in Paris, Paris Photo andfotofever begin on Nov. 14th and 15th, respectively. Outside the U.S. and Europe, the Shanghai Art Fair begins and MCA Sydney opens “War is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono.”

In the news last week, a Nazi loot of some 1,500 artworks was recovered in a Munich apartment, including works byMatisseCourbetChagallMax Beckmann, and Otto Dixamong other masters (New York Times), Banksy’s New York residency came to a close with NYPD confiscating his final work (ARTINFO), and after a disappointing beginning to the fall auction season at Christie’s, Sotheby’s had a successful Impressionist and Modern sale, raking in over $290 Million (Art in America).

And, in case you missed it, print collectors Leslie and Johanna Garfield and Brent Donovan shared their collections, Gavin Turk spoke to Artsy about his recent works, Von Lintel Gallery is sending an enormous Floris Neüsuss photogram to Paris PhotoContemporary Istanbul director Ali Gureli spoke to us about the fair and art in Istanbul, and Protocinema’s Mari Spirito gave us insights on curating in New York and Istanbul.