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

We bring you the bold, the brave, and the questionable.

Mariko Mori. Photo by David Sims

BEST:
In the spirit of the week, let’s break more glass ceilings with some much-needed advice to women in the art world from female artists.

And if you’re in the mood for extra guidance, check out our handy list of fool-proof tips for how to make it big as a successful artist.

Rashid Johnson has been appointed the second artist to ever serve on the Board of Trustees at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Finally, the Chinese insurer Taikang has taken a 13.5 percent stake in Sotheby’s—the largest of any shareholder.

Orlan. Photo courtesy Orlan.

Orlan. Photo courtesy Orlan.

WORST:
We’re all about doling out the advice this week; here is our latest Artiquette on 10 Ways Not to Promote Your Art.

Swiss authorities seized a painting by Vincent van Gogh and two by Claude Monet amid an investigation into Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund.

After losing a forgery lawsuit she filed against the pop star, French artist Orlan is ordered to pay Lady Gaga $22,000.

In a recent interview with the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel, Marina Abramovic claims that having children hold female artists back.


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