2022 in involves various significant events.
February - Twenty five works by the Ukrainian painter
Maria Prymachenko are believed to have been destroyed by a fire which consumed the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum (where they were housed) in Ivankiv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine during the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.   April 9 - The
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opens to the public after a five-year, $105 million overhaul.  May - French authorities charge former President of the
Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez with money laundering in conjunction with an art trafficking case. 
May 8 - The Andy Warhol silk-screen painting Sage Blue Shot Marilyn (1964) sells at Christie's in New York City for $195.04 million (with fees) shattering the record for a price paid at auction for a work by an American artist, besting the previous mark set by Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 painting which sold for $110,500,000 in 2017. Untitled  It also became the most expensive 20th century artwork sold in a public sale.  The buyer was the American art dealer  Larry Gagosian. 
May 14 - An original print of Man Ray's sells for $12.4 million US (with fees) at Le Violon d'Ingres Christie's in New York City making it the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.  
May 31 - At the Louvre in Paris a male provocateur initially disguised as an elderly female art-goer in a wheelchair smears the bulletproof glass on top of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci with cake. He later reveals that he believes that he was engaged in some sort of makeshift climate protest. The still unidentified 36 year old man was subsequently placed in psychiatric care.  
June 23 - The Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, Florida is raided by the FBI who seize 25 suspect paintings potentially fraudulently attributed to Jean Michel Basquiat. The museum's director, Aaron De Groft who staged the exhibition of the works at the art institution is fired five days later. 
July 4 - The (completed 1821) by the English Hay Wain landscape painter John Constable (1776-1837), and regarded as his most famous image, is subjected to two Just Stop Oil protestors attaching their own modified "apocalyptic vision of the future" version of the painting to the original and gluing themselves to the frame. The National Gallery later reports that the surface  varnish of the painting and its frame suffered minor damage. 
October 9 - Two Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to Pablo Picasso’s painting at the Massacre in Korea National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.  October
December 3 - Sydney Modern Project a A$344 extension to the Art Gallery of NSW opens to the public. 
Exhibitions [ edit ]
January 31 until June 5 - at the Charles Ray: Figure Ground Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 
February 3 until April 16 - at Ed Kerns: Interconnected Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. 
February 11 until April 17 - at Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) The Shed at Hudson Yards in New York City. 
February 11 until May 15 - at the Holbein: Capturing Character Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. 
February 17 until May 15 - at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman 
March 3 until April 14 - at the Dorothea Tanning: Doesn't the Paint Say it All Kasmin Gallery in New York City. 
March 3 until July 24 - at the Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction Yale Center for British Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 
April 11 until July 31 - at the Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (originated at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas). 
May 5 until July 22 - at Nicole Eisenman: Untitled (Show) Hauser & Wirth in New York City.  May 5 into February 27, 2023 -
at the Monet - Mitchell Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France. 
May 14 until October 2 - at the Nick Cave: Forothemore Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. 
May 20 until October 16 - at the Yale Center for British Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Marc Quinn: History Paintings + 
May 22 until October 23 - at the Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. 
May 25 until September 11 - at the Sam Gilliam: Full Circle Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. 
July 22 until January 8, 2023 - New York: 1962-1964 at The Jewish Museum in New York City. 
September 23 until January 8, 2023 - at the Bernardo Bellotto. On the 300th Anniversary of the Painter’s Birthday Royal Castle in Warsaw. 
October 18 until January 8, 2023 - at the Ugo Rondinone: The water is a poem, unwritten by the air, no. the earth is a poem, unwritten by the fire Petit Palais in Paris. 
October 20 until January 22, 2023 - at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition 
October 22 until April 9, 2023 - at the Frank Bowling's Americas Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. 
October 27 until December 17 - at Anton Kern Gallery in New York City. Pawel Althamer: Polish Sculpture  Ongoing - Ricky Brown: Really Bad Portraits in Washington Square Park in New York City. 
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Film, television series, and plays [ edit ]
January 4 - Craig Ruddy, 53, Australian artist and Archibald Prize winner (COVID-19) 
January 14 - Ricardo Bofill, 82, Spanish-Catalonian architect
January 15 - Hossein Valamanesh, 72, Iranian-Australian artist
January 31 - James Bidgood, 88, American filmmaker, photographer, and visual and performance artist
February 7 - Dan Lacey, 61, American painter
February 10 - John Wesley, 93, American painter
February 12 - Carmen Herrera, 106, Cuban-born American artist 
February 17 - John Scott, 71, Canadian artist
February 22 - DeWain Valentine, 86, American sculptor
February 27 - Nick Zedd, 63, American filmmaker and painter
March 1 - Conrad Janis, 94, American actor, art dealer, and son of Sidney Janis
March 13 - Albert Kresch, 99, American painter
March 18 - Budi Tek, 65, Indonesian art collector
March 28 - Mira Calix, 52, South African-born British visual artist and musician
March 29 - Ted Mooney, 70, American novelist and Art journalist ( Art in America)
March 31 - Patrick Demarchelier, 78, French photographer
April 1 - Eleanor Munro, 94, American art critic, art historian, and writer
April 4 -
April 6 - David McKee, 87, British illustrator
April 18 - Hermann Nitsch, 83, Austrian artist ( Viennese Actionism)
April 21 - Cynthia Plaster Caster, 74, American artist
April 22 - Marcus Leatherdale, 69, Canadian photographer
April 23 - Enoch Kelly Haney, 81, American sculptor and painter
April 30 - Ron Galella 91, American photographer
May 7 - Suzi Gablik 87, American artist, and art critic
May 10 - Enrique Metinides, 88, Mexican crime photographer
May 15 - Knox Martin, 99, American painter
May 18 - Bob Neuwirth, 82, American Musician, singer-performer, and painter
May 22 - Miss.Tic, 66, French street artist
May 24 - David Datuna, 48, Georgian born American artist
May 27 - Claude Rutault, 80, French painter
June 5 - Christopher Pratt, 86, Canadian painter and printmaker
June 6 - Jacques Villeglé, 96, French mixed-media artist
June 8 - Paula Rego, 87, Portuguese-British visual artist
June 11 - Duncan Hannah, 69, American painter
June 21 - Harvey Dinnerstein, 94, American artist
June 25 - Sam Gilliam, 88, American painter
June 26 - Margaret Keane, 94, American painter
July 2 - David Blackwood, 80, Canadian visual artist
July 22 - Emilie Benes Brzezinski, 90, American sculptor
July 25 - Jennifer Bartlett, 81, American painter
July 29 - Mary Obering, 85, American painter
August 2 - Velichko Minekov, 93, Bulgarian sculptor
August 5 - Issey Miyake, 84, Japanese fashion designer
August 9 - Raymond Briggs, 88, British author and illustrator
August 12 - Natalia LL, 85, Polish artist
August 13 - Marta Palau Bosch, 88, Spanish-born Mexican artist
August 14 - Dmitri Vrubel, 62, Russian painter
August 21 - Oliver Frey, 74, Swiss visual artist
August 24 - Lily Renée, 101, Austrian-born American comic book artist
August 25 - Charlie Finch, 68, American art critic (death announced on this date)
September 5 - Virginia Dwan, 90, American art dealer
October 16 - Jüri Arrak, 85, Estonian painter
October 17 - Jagoda Buić, 92, Croatian visual artist
October 21 - Peter Schjeldahl, 80, American art critic ( , The New Yorker , The New York Times ) and poet ARTnews
October 22 - Rodney Graham, 73, Canadian visual artist
October 24 - Laila Shawa, 82, Palestinian visual artist
October 26 - Pierre Soulages, 102, French visual artist
November 2 - Nicholas Harding, 66, English-born Australian painter, Archibald Prize winner (2001)
November 7 - Brian O'Doherty, 94, Irish American artist and art critic
November 8 - Lee Bontecou, 91, American sculptor
November 10 - Hervé Télémaque, 85, Haitian-born French painter
November 28 - Tom Phillips, 85, English artist ( ) A Humument
November 30 - Ashley Bickerton, 63, Barbadian-born American artist
December 3 - Larry Qualls, American art editor and documentarian
December 7 - Ronald Sherr, 70, American portrait artist
December 9 - Judith Lauand, 100, Brazilian painter and printmaker
December 17 - Philip Pearlstein, 98, American painter
December 20 - Maya Widmaier-Picasso, 87, French art curator
December 21 - Franz Gertsch, 92, Swiss painter
December 26 - Dorothy Iannone, 89, American visual artist December 28
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