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Art Outlook: 1 August

1 August 2014

Some of the stories and discussions we’ve spotted online this week:

Suspected Jewish Museum gunman is extradited to Belgium

Mehdi Nemmouche was apprehended in France after the fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on 24 May. Belgium sought his extradition under a European arrest warrant.

Turf war: local challenge to Frick Collection’s expansion plans

Preservationists are taking the Frick Museum to task over its plans to build a major extension over a courtyard designed by the landscape architect Russell Page in the 1970s.

China closes an exhibition of art satirising North Korea

An exhibition of work by Sun Mu – a North Korean defector who pokes fun at Pyongyang propaganda – was cancelled this weekend in Beijing by the Chinese authorities.

Louvre gears up for record visitor numbers

It’s already the world’s most visited museum, but the Louvre is anticipating even more attention over the next decade. The museum expects 12 million visitors a year by 2025 – 30% more than the 9.3 million it achieved last year.

Tracey Emin’s bed will take up residence at the Tate

Count Christian Duerckheim, who acquired My Bed at Christie’s on 1 July, has agreed to a ten-year loan of the famous work to the London gallery.

Copycat balloon dogs for sale

A Chinese company called VLA Sculpture is offering bargain balloon dog sculptures in steel or resin modelled on, and illustrated with images of Jeff Koons’s famously expensive originals.

Hirstville: Damien Hirst’s new town…

Hauser & Wirth may have a farm now, but Damien Hirst is thinking bigger. He plans to build his own town in the British countryside.