Israeli Artist wants his historic Knesset sculpture removed in protest Dani Karavan, known for his site-specific sculptures in Israel and Europe, makes request following decisions by Israel’s culture minister, Miri Regev, to penalise artists who refuse to perform in the occupied West Bank.

Mafia boss mobster’s confiscated collection goes on show in Italy State-seized art including paintings by Salvador Dalí, Lucio Fontana and Giorgio de Chirico goes on display in southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria.

Collector Leon Black gets to keep Picasso sculpture in ownership dispute Artwork became the centre of two court cases when it became apparent that Maya Widmaier-Ruiz Picasso sold the artwork twice.

Protesters demand “where is Ana Mendieta?” in Tate Modern expansion Members of the activist groups WHEREISANAMENDIETA and Sisters Uncut protest against the inclusion of minimalist Carl Andre’s work in the museum’s extension, and the exclusion of Ana Mendieta’s work.

Trove of smuggled artworks discovered in Istanbul Police seize 55 stolen paintings, lecterns, and calligraphic works, with a total value of at least $20 million.

Sun Ping expelled from government-led China Artists Association for vagina calligraphy performance Video of a performance piece features woman painting traditional Chinese calligraphy while holding the brush with her vagina.

Barbara Hepworth works raise £2.2m for her old school Wakefield girls’ high school sell two sculptures to private collectors, despite calls for them to remain with the school.

Artist suing Damien Hirst over charm bracelets Colleen Wolstenholme seeking damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs as well as permanent injunctions preventing Hirst from further use and sale of her ‘original designs’.

Smithsonian abandons plan for bespoke London outpost World’s biggest museum and research complex will instead stage joint exhibitions with V&A on site of London 2012 Olympics.

1. Knesset Hall. Copyright: he:משתמש:בית השלום
2. Protesters crossing Millennium Bridge en route to Tate Modern. Photo courtesy Charlotte Bell
3. Barbara Hepworth, Quiet Form and Forms In Movement (Galliard). Photographed in Hepworth’s former art room at Wakefield Girl’s High School

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