Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories for August 18–22

Benjamin Sutton

Art Basel hits a rough patch, the vintage car market revs up, and more.

Paris Image via: forwallpaper
Could Paris Host the World’s Fair Again?

Coline Milliard

A bid for ExpoFrance 2025 is gathering momentum.

Tracey Emin at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair last year Photo via: Kent Online
Bag a Tracey Emin for £50

Coline Milliard

The artist will hawk her wares on the British seaside.

Tour Damien Hirst’s Many Real Estate Holdings

Christie Chu

SLIDESHOW: The YBA superstar has a lot of property.

In ’64, Duchamp Pissed on his Collectors

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: This urinal looks like a readymade, but isn't one.

Unknown Designer, National Tennis Week
Tennis Poster Collection Smashes Auction Record at Swann Galleries

Rozalia Jovanovic

See prized vintage posters from Swann's record sale, timed for the US Open.

Annette Schönholzer Photo: Courtesy Art Basel
Is Art Basel in Turmoil?

Alexander Forbes

Annette Schönholzer is the second of the fair's directors to resign in a month.

Gucci, YSL, and More Sue Alibaba for Selling Fakes

Eileen Kinsella

Luxury brands call China's e-commerce giant a "pirate."

Times Square Video Stunt Has People Climbing the Walls

Sarah Cascone

Jumbo screens in Times Square are alive with crawlers. Are they ants or tourists?

Jennifer Moon. There Is Nothing Left but Freedom, detail of You Can Kill My Body, but You Can’t Kill My Soul, 2013
See Winners of the Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA” Mohn Awards

Cait Munro

Alice Könitz, Michael and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, and Jennifer Moon honored.

Vintage Cars Overtake Art on Luxury Asset Racetrack

Rozalia Jovanovic

Rare car market revs up as $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO breaks record.

First Superman Comic Breaks $2 Million on eBay

David LaGaccia

Will Action Comics #1 set a new record for most expensive comic sold at auction?

Henri Matisse,
Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco

Astyaj Ghassemi

This week's shows include Michael Wold, Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, and others.

The Riace Bronzes Photo: Itsa Llgreek via All Things Greek
Italy Risks Priceless Riace Bronzes for Cash

Alexander Forbes

Is this a blatant money move to gin up ticket sales at EXPO 2015?

Otto Kunzli Buries Jewelry’s Treasure

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: The Met's show forsakes glitz in favor of substance.

artnet Asks: Photographer Gregory Crewdson

Lorraine Rubio

Why is he one of the world's most famous photographers?

Gwangju Biennale President Resigns Over Censorship

Benjamin Sutton

Artists call for return of a painting satirizing Korea's president.

The Future of Commercial Art Galleries, Part Two

Anthony Haden-Guest

The art world has shifted into high-speed. What does this mean for dealers?

Garry Winogrand at the Met: The Genius of His Reviled Late Works

Christian Viveros-Fauné

The '70s and '8os photos are great because of their mania, not in spite of it.

Reid Wiseman, Astronaut Space Photos
Astronaut Tweets Incredible Photos From Space

Cait Munro

Is Reid Wiseman the International Space Station's first artist-in-residence?

artnet Asks: New Media Artist Hyo Myoung Kim

Lorraine Rubio

artnet News chatted with the innovative artist to find out about his inspirations…

Can Berlin Afford its New Palace?

Alexander Forbes

The project to rebuild a 15th century structure is missing €60 million.

Olafur Eliasson Floods Danish Museum with River Installation

Christie Chu

After conquering waterfalls, the artist built a stream.

Ying Gao’s Clothing That Can Barely Clothe

Blake Gopnik

THE DAILY PIC: At the Textile Museum, super organza that's super-revealing.

artnet Asks: Painter and Sculptor Lionel Smit

Lorraine Rubio

The painter and sculptor talks about his family and his upcoming show in Hong Kong.