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

Featuring Amalia Ulman and David Brooks.

Marina Abromovich, Knut Bry and Ekerbergeparken Oslo (2013). Courtesy the Armory.
Photo: Amalia Ulman/Instagram.

Photo: Amalia Ulman/Instagram.

BEST
Marina Abramović will stage a large-scale performance in Athens this March that will once again blur the line between viewer and participant.

One of Alberto Burri‘s “Saachi” canvases may set a new record for the artist when it comes to auction at Sotheby’s London.

Instagram sensation Amalia Ulman‘s work—in which she performed premeditated constructions of femininity—will be featured in the Tate Modern‘s upcoming exhibition “Performing for the Camera.”

Aby Rosen tapped Jeff Koons to work alongside New York teenagers to create a pre-gentrification mural for an upcoming Soho hotel.

Happy birthday to Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons! We can’t help but wonder if they’ve ever thought to throw a joint birthday party—perhaps our invite just got lost in the mail?

Photo: Deborah de Robertis.

Photo: Deborah de Robertis.

WORST
Is the seemingly ever-expanding art market bubble due for a burst? Academics at the Luxembourg School of Finance think so.

Nude performance artist Deborah de Robertis was arrested at the Musée d’Orsay after a naked riff on Manet‘s Olympia.

David Brooks penned a strange column on beauty that, according to Ben Davis, reads like “an essay-length non sequitur.”

It has come to our attention that Martha Stewart may not know who Yayoi Kusama is, despite visiting (and Instagramming) her installation at the Broad Museum.

Friends have jumped to the defense of Hema Upadhyay murder suspect Chintan Upadhyay, who is the artist’s estranged husband.


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