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

Featuring a cat art show and a Brant brother arrest.

BEST
Calling all cat lovers: the feline-filled “Cat Art Show” is back in Los Angeles for a second year.

Happy birthday Yayoi Kusama! Here are 14 quotes from the incredible octogenarian artist, who continues to inspire viewers with her immersive installations.

Here’s everything you missed at this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong, where China‘s economic downturn has apparently not yet hit.

Damien Hirst will flaunt his collection of iconic Jeff Koons works at his Newport Street Gallery this summer.

Check out our picks for arty films to see during the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

Peter Brant Jr. Photo: Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.

Peter Brant Jr.
Photo: Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.

WORST
Socialite and art publishing scion Peter Brant, Jr. was arrested following a drunken outburst at JFK airport. His own lawyer referred to him as an “idiot.”

Science now confirms what we suspected all along: a lot of successful artists are also huge narcissists.

Here’s Sean O’Neal, the privileged, artist son of actress Tatum O’Neal and tennis star John McEnroe, on why “it’s very hard to be an artist in this economy.”

tragic terrorist attack in Brussels saw museums closed for several days.

An art loving little girl was barred from entering the Neue Galerie, where children under 12 are not welcome. She and her mother took to YouTube to urge the institution to change their policy.


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