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Art Outlook: 13 February

13 February 2014

Some of the stories, debates and discussions we’ve spotted this week

Lady Sainsbury has died at the age of 101. With her husband, Lord Robert Sainsbury, she collected and supported an extraordinary range of art and artists, from oceanic sculpture to modern masters

The American Folk Art Museum’s famous façade will not be destroyed as part of its expansion plans, just removed, MoMA has explained: “We will take the facade down, piece by piece, and we will store it”

60 more works of art have been found in the Salzburg apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt. The works will be examined to determine whether they are among those confiscated by the Nazis.

George Clooney thinks the British Museum should return the Elgin marbles to Athens…

A new book, We Go to the Gallery by Miriam Elia satirises contemporary art. Penguin apparently isn’t amused, but you might be. ‘”I want to play with the balloon,” says Peter. “Only venture capitalists can play with this balloon,” says Mummy.’

Apollo made an appearance off the coast of Gaza this week, somewhat the worse for wear, and narrowly escaped being sold on eBay

by Miriam Elia

We Go to the Gallery by Miriam Elia

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