From the Artists Topping the TIME 100 to Seth Green’s Bored Ape Disaster: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week's news, fast.

Seth Green with Amanda Price
Seth Green, who has recently had his Bored Ape stolen, with Amanda Price on May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for Netflix)

BEST👍

What A.I. Art Could Mean for Artists – On this week’s Art Angle podcast, critic Ben Davis discusses a topic at the heart of his new book Art in the After-Culture.

Long-Lost Titian Painting Recovered – A portrait by the Renaissance master that was stolen in 2004 was recovered by Italian police, who found it at a restoration workshop thanks to a tip.

Ukrainian Artists Replace Russian Delegates at Davos – Artists installed documentary photographs of violence enacted by Russia at the World Economic Forum, where Russian delegates were disinvited this year.

Anna Delvey Orchestrates an Elaborate Art Show – The NYC scammer, who is still detained in a correctional facility and facing deportation, set up a show of her original artwork at a nightclub carried by models wearing stockings over their heads.

Forrest Fenn’s Estate Hits the Block – The late antiquities dealer, who created an elaborate treasure hunt with a $2 million reward, was a lifelong collector of Native American art and artifacts.

TIME 100 Features Artists – A slew of art world heavyweights including Nan Goldin, Faith Ringgold, and Maya Lin were included in TIME’s 100 Influential People list.

WORST👎

Ex-Louvre Head Charged With Alleged Criminal Ties – Former museum director Jean-Luc Martinez faces charges linking him to an alleged antiquities trafficking ring.

Exhibitors at Art Basel HK Largely Virtual – More than 50 percent of the exhibitors in Hong Kong are “ghost booths,” that is, stands without anyone physically present.

The Whole Seth Green NFT Saga, Explained – We break down the whole viral story of the Austin Powers actor’s stolen Bored Ape and the TV show he was trying to make.

Russian Missile Destroys Palace of Culture – The Palace of Culture in Kharkiv, Ukraine, was decimated by a Russian missile attack that injured at least eight people.

Inigo Philbrick Sentenced – The disgraced art dealer was sentenced to seven years behind bars for defrauding collectors out of more than $86 million.

Banksy Ruined a Welsh Politician’s Career – Town councilor William Gannon had to resign from his position after facing persistent rumors that he is the anonymous street artist Banksy (he is not).

Dorothy’s Dress Halted at Auction – A judge blocked the sale of the blue gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz until ownership is determined.

Beeple’s Account Compromised – Hackers took over the NFT star’s Twitter account and made off with $400,000 worth of NFTs and crypto from his followers.


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