From the Truth About Basquiat’s Myths to a Plan to Remake the Auction World: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Plus, how museums in Mexico are dealing with the massive earthquake, and our guide to the revolving door of gallery-swapping artists.
- Basquiat is booming—for real. Artnet News spoke to the curator of the new exhibition at London’s Barbican Center, which explores the cinema, music, and some other intriguing influences on the artist’s paintings.
- TripAdvisor has released its list of the top museums in the world, with some surprising names at the top.
- More than 200 artists came to the defense of documenta’s curatorial team to push back against the explosive charges leveled against the exhibition’s management in the German press.
- The Hammer Museum’s recently opened exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985” got a rave review from our own Ben Davis. It’s radical.
- Our editor Andrew Goldstein had a candid conversation with Phillips’s CEO Edward Dolman about the crafty ways the auction house is giving its bigger rivals a run for their money.
- The Guggenheim has garnered support from more than 100 art institutions across the country to take a stand against President Trump’s so-called Muslim ban.
- Following a massive earthquake on Tuesday, cultural institutions and archaeology sites in Mexico City and Puebla surveyed the damage.
- A group of artists participating in “Deutschland 8,” the massive exhibition of German art in Beijing, have dispatched a letter of protest against one of the show’s sponsors (because they’re an arms dealer).
- We found that a mere 25 artists represent a staggering share of all postwar and contemporary art auction sales. That’s crazy.
- The hotly anticipated Guggenheim show “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” is attracting criticism from animal-rights groups.
- Sara Kay, founder of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts, has announced her own forthcoming gallery on NYC’s Lower East Side.
- NADA Miami Beach is moving, again. Because of calamities!
- To help guide you through the latest news of artists playing gallery-based musical chairs, we’ve compiled a list of the representation switcheroos that up-and-coming artists have made this season.
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