Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

Marina Abramović, David Hockney, and nude drawing classes for Japanese virgins.

Marina Abramović, still from Embracing Fashion (2011).
Damien Hirst.

Damien Hirst. 
Photo: via artobserved.com

BEST
Middle-aged Japanese male virgins are taking nude drawing classes in order to “familiarize themselves with the female form.”

Congratulations Princess Eugenie! The Royal Family’s most artistically-inclined member is leaving Paddle8 for a new role at Hauser & Wirth‘s London outpost.

Damien Hirst, poster boy for YBA decadence, is repenting for his art world sins—with free-admission museum, no less.

Someone made a portrait of Pope Benedict out of condoms and the Milwaukee Art Museum has acquired it. It’s called Eggs Benedict, and yep, people are mad.

Art authenticators in New York State now have legal protection against harassment and undue litigation.

Marina Abramović, still from Embracing Fashion (2011).

Marina Abramović, still from Embracing Fashion (2011).
Photo: Courtesy of Art21

WORST
David Hockney wants to make it very clear that he’s no Gerhard Richter fan. But don’t worry Gerhard, you’re not the first person he’s dissed.

Planning a trip to a major cultural site this summer? Under no circumstances should you do these things.

Don’t look now, animal lovers: researchers recently found eight million mummified dogs at the ancient burial ground of Anubis.

Escaped convict/celebrity portrait artist Richard W. Matt was killed after escaping from prison.

Marina Abramović sells out again, this time for Givenchy.


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