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News

A French appeals court upheld a ruling against Jeff Koons that found the artist had plagiarized a photograph to make a 1988 sculpture.
AFP/Yahoo News

Banksy has installed a nativity scene, titled Scar of Bethlehem, in a hotel located in the city of Jesus’s birth.
AP/Bloomberg

For the past 31 months, the the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has been investigating a workplace complaint of bullying against Gregory Burke, the former CEO and director of the Remai Modern Art Museum in Saskatoon, Canada. Burke has denied the allegations.
CBC News

Lives

Woody Vasulka, an imaginative filmmaker whose work inspired generations of video artists and who cofounded the Kitchen in New York, has died at the age 82.
ARTnews

Phase 2, an aerosol art innovator who helped shape the art of graffiti on New York City subways, is dead at 64.
The New York Times

In Review

Art in America rounded up the key art terms of the past decade. Among them are curate, immersive, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Art in America

The Walker Art Center asked 24 artists to tell them about 2019 as they witnessed it. Anthea Hamilton and Pao Houa Her were among those invited.
Walker Art Center

Garage magazine put together a list of senior superlatives—think Most Likely to Succeed and Class Clown—for the 2010s. Barbara Kruger took home Best Letter Writer honors.
Garage

Misc.

Georgina Adam asked the art market’s top players—from Pace’s Marc Glimcher to Phillips’s Cheyenne Westphal—for predictions for 2020.
The Art Newspaper

Christie’s will auction a painting by English artist L. S. Lowry that hasn’t been seen in some 70 years.
The Guardian

Here’s a piece on the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, as it undergoes a major renovation and expansion.
Connecticut Magazine



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