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James Turrell's 'Skyspace' Reopens at MoMA PS1 | Last Week in Art

Also: Dash Snow's family is suing McDonald's.

A lot went down this week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:

+ A site-specific James Turrell installation reopened at the MOMA PS1, after three years of renovations. [ARTnews]

+ After 30 years in office, the President of Juilliard, Joseph W. Polisi, is stepping down. [artforum


+ The family of late artist Dash Snow is suing McDonald's for copyright infringement—for allegedly decorating their restaurants with his illegal tags. [Evening Standard]


+ VICE had an art student explain the work at London’s Frieze art fair. [VICE]

+ Stan Lee attended his last New York Comic Con. [Artnet News]

+ A watercolor picture book painted by Otto Dix for his five-year-old stepdaughter went on display for the first time. [The Art Newspaper]


+ Five stolen paintings from the Dutch Golden Age have been recovered from a Ukrainian far-right militia group following a ten-year hunt. [CNN]

+ On Wednesday night, following an argument, 26-year-old struggling artist Render Stetson stabbed roommate Carolyn Bush to death inside their Queens apartment. [The New York Post]

+ Al Roker, with The Today Show, got an exclusive first-look at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio complex turned public museum. [The Today Show]


+ The art market is being hit by a series of forgeries in what is being called the "biggest scandal in a century." [The Daily Mail]

+ Illustrious curator, writer, and art dealer, Klaus Kertess, died last week at age 76. [ARTnews]

+ Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of architecture receives $150,000 federal grant to create an online archive of student work. [artforum]

+ A painting assumed to be a $26 copy has been reassessed as an authentic Raphael, now worth nearly $25 million. [The Guardian]



+ New York University is being sued by three former Tisch Asia students over its Singapore art school, claiming the school was an “educational scam.” [Channel News Asia]

+ Performance art trio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will be participating at the inaugural edition of Bingefest in Sydney. [Artnet News]

+ Annie Leibovitz is updating her 1999 Women portrait series of female celebrities and artists. [The New York Times]

Did we miss any pressing art world stories? Let us know in the comments below!


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