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Irma Stern, Woman With Hibiscus, 1956.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Irma Stern, Woman With Hibiscus, 1956.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

The Texas Department of Transportation has agreed to preserve Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marda sculpture. [The Art Newspaper]

Bonhams London will offer 11 paintings by the South African great Irma Stern. [Art Market Monitor]

The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia is about to lose its
major Maurice Sendak collection. [The New York Times]

The reopening of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery, in the midst of a multi-million dollar expansion, has been delayed. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a profile of architect Kulapat Yantrasast, the architect who has designed many new L.A. galleries–most of which have turned into other businesses. [The Art Newspaper]

Artist Matthew Satz sues a “Real Housewife of New York City” because
she allegedly wanted to earn a commission after a friend of hers
wanted to buy a work that the artist had loaned her for the show. [New
York Post]

Students at the University of Missouri will study and catalog 249
Roman-era objects for the Capitoline Museums in Rome. [The New York
Times]

“The restoration of a 17th century painting is entering a new stage today at Villanova University. A team of scientists . . . are hoping their multi-layer examination will determine whether the painting is actually by [Pietro] de Cortona.” [CBS]

“A California man pleaded guilty Monday to defacing two Park City murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy. If David William Noll, 36, pays $13,000 in restoration costs before a November sentencing hearing, prosecutors say they won’t seek jail time as part of a plea deal.” [Detroit Free Press]

Peter Schjeldahl on Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis. [The New Yorker]

Alexandra Schwartz considers Google Art Project. [The New Yorker]

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