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Art Outlook: 15 May

15 May 2014

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

Christie’s record-breaking week

Christie’s has had another record-breaking week, selling an astonishing $750million dollars-worth of post-war and contemporary art in just three hours on Tuesday.

Rothko back on show

It’s taken 18 months to restore Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon, which was defaced with black ink in October 2012. It’s now back on display, but – as Jonathan Jones asked on Tuesday – is Tate Modern the best place for it?

Maintaining Italy’s Museums

The Borghese Gallery’s air conditioning system has been broken for two months, forcing curators to open the windows despite the risk it poses to items in the collection. Meanwhile, the Uffizi has accepted a donation from luxury goods firm Salvatore Ferragamo to renovate some of its galleries.

Trouble at the Picasso Museum

A public row over the management of the Picasso Museum’s five-year renovation project has resulted in the dismissal of its president, Anne Baldessari, just two months before its (delayed) reopening.

Richard Mosse wins the Deutsche Börse Photography prize

Mosse’s celebrated photographic series, The Enclave, has won him the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Alberto García-Alix, Jochen Lempert and Lorna Simpson were also shortlisted.

Women in the art world

Artnet’s round-up of the most influential women on the European art scene is the latest in a string of competing power lists.

JMW Turner is the star at Cannes Film Festival

It was on our Editor’s list of highlights for 2014, and is making a quite an impression at the Cannes Film Festival: Mike Leigh’s biopic of the painter JMW Turner has been screened at Cannes to critical acclaim.

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