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.
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.
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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