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

Featuring Chantal Akerman and Boston's Renoir protests.

Genevieve Renoir.Photo via Instagram.
Genevieve Renoir.
Photo via Instagram.

BEST
Ever wish you could go inside the personal homes of artists like John Currin, Joan Jonas, and Rashid Johnson? You’re in luck.

A group staged a pretty hilarious protest this week against the work of Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir outside the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Unfortunately, not everyone found it quite as amusing as we did.

Joan Miró‘s grandson staged a shocking performance involving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle after an opening at Zurich’s Galerie Gmurzynska.

If you’re planning a trip to MoMA PS1 for the opening of Greater New York, here’s what you need to know.

Even Kenny Schachter‘s shrink asks him for advice on the art market. Which, by the way, he has a lot to say about.

James Franco and Randall Park shared an intimate kiss in controversial movie The Interview Photo: film still via YouTube

James Franco and Randall Park share an intimate kiss in controversial movie The Interview.
Photo: film still via YouTube

WORST
Pioneering feminist and experimental filmmaker Chantal Akerman died this week at 65.

Ai Weiwei found found listening devices in his studio that he believes were placed there by Chinese authorities.

Philanthropist and art collector Olga Hirshhorn, wife of Hirshhorn Museum founder Joseph Hirshhorn, died last week at age 95.

Just in time for Halloween, the market for Zombie Formalism appears to have cooled.

James Franco painted a picture of his co-star in The InterviewRandall Park, who plays North Koren leader Kim Jong Un. Then Park told Conan O’Brien that kissing Franco was “magical”.


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