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

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Yayoi Kusama. Photo: © Yayoi Kusama; Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo /Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York; KUSAMA Enterprise.
Yayoi Kusama. Photo: © Yayoi Kusama; Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo /Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York; KUSAMA Enterprise.

BEST
For all the David Bowie fans out there: You’ll want to dive into these never-before-seen photos of the singer by Marcus Klinko.

London’s Victoria Miro Gallery is hosting a hypnotic new installation of works by Yayoi Kusama.

Speaking of powerful women, artnet News rounded up this year’s edition of the most expensive female artists of all time.

Given his latest curatorial ventures, we decided to look at actor Steve Martin‘s art collection.

And if you’re thinking of starting a collection, Amanda Thomas walks us through the dos and don’ts of studio visits.

Mark Ryden, Fountain (2003). Image: Courtesy Mark Ryden.

Mark Ryden, Fountain (2003). Courtesy Mark Ryden.

WORST
Artist Sophia Hewson’s rape-related video art raises important issues.

Isa Genzken reveals a life of hardship and alcoholism following her divorce with artist Gerhard Richter.

The Catholic League claims Mark Ryden’s painting of his daughter is anti-Christian.

Damien Hirst champions the importance of money in art in a recent interview with contemporary Jeff Koons.

Amid an international investigation by the FBI, collector Jho Low sells artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Claude Monet.


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