+ As a result of the end of the government shutdown, nationally funded museums such as the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn museum re-opens
+Wednesday inaugurated “Frieze Week”, Art World flocks to London to see shiny things.
+ On Thursday the Met and the SF MoMa publically announced their joint acquisition of William Kentridges’ installation “The Refusal of Time”, which can be seen for the first time in the United States next Tuesday at the Met in New York. The expansive work will be on view until May 11th, 2014 before appearing in 2016 at SFMoMa in a large showcase of the artists work from it’s collection, in conjunction with SF MoMa’s reopening.
+Damien Hirst attached a fig leaf to his large scale sculpture “Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain” in order to cover up the genitals of the figures. The curator of the giant Hirst survey in Doha, Francesco Bonami, says the placement of the fig leaf was a hindsight artistic decision and not an act of censorship, which is skeptical since Hirst once used the same ploy for a show in Hong Kong only after it opened.
+Famed British street artist Banksy fires back at Fox News for asserting he had paid the owner of the lot under Chelsea’s High Line $50,000 to hang his two works. The paintings were unveiled Friday as part of the artists one month New York “residency”. Banksy claims the space was donated in kind.
Contributed by Peter Dobey