Sentencing of Mobster Tied to Gardner Heist Delayed  A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of accused mafioso Robert Gentile, who is suspected to have been involved in history’s biggest art heist. The judge has ordered a briefing on Gentile’s competency after the octogenarian said he did not remember pleading guilty in April to illegally selling guns. (Reuters)

How One Artist Retreat Is Recovering From Harvey  Over 42 years, Sue and Rod Bown painstakingly converted a secluded Texas wetlands property into an artists’ retreat and bed and breakfast. But Hurricane Harvey nearly washed it all away. (Los Angeles Times)

David Hockney Is Opening a (Another) New Artistic Chapter The critic Deborah Solomon visited Hockney at his Hollywood Hills home to discuss his life and work ahead of the Met’s retrospective in November. The 80-year-old is staying busy: He’s embarked on a breathtaking new series of perspectival fantasias on shaped canvas, and is currently completing a 20-foot-tall stained-glass window for Westminster Abbey in honor of the Queen. (New York Times) Read more