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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