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

A Coachella biennial, a Richard Prince lawsuit, and more.

John Akomfrah, film still from his upcoming exhibition. Photo: courtesy Lisson Gallery
John Akomfrah, film still from his upcoming exhibition. Photo: courtesy Lisson Gallery

BEST
Check out the 20 European exhibitions we’re pumped to see in the new year, including KAWS, Matthew Barney, and Louise Bourgeois.

The most well-respected art dealers of 2015 include Adam Sheffer, Stefania Bortolami, and Bridget Donahue.

A group of students in Finland built an ambitious ice bridge based on a design by Leonardo da Vinci.

Scientists are using light technology to discover insights into the work of Pablo Picasso—including his “chemical fingerprint.”

This viral photo of drunk New Year’s Eve revelers looks a lot like a Renaissance painting.

A scene from Coachella. Photo: Bisous.

A scene from Coachella.
Photo: Bisous.

WORST
Photographer Donald Graham is the latest person to file a lawsuit against appropriation artist Richard Prince, this time over an image from his controversial “New Portraits” series. But does he have a case? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Former director Babacar M’Bow was fired was MOCA North Miami following allegations of sexual harassment including graphic comments that will blow your mind.

Guy Wildenstein‘s high-profile, $600 million tax-evasion trial in Paris was suspended this week, just two days after it kicked off.

Get your flower crowns ready: an art biennial is coming to Coachella, backed by the likes of Ed Ruscha and Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Artist Ellie Harrison is facing major social media backlash after receiving a $22,000 grant to not leave Glasgow for a year as part of  a “durational performance.”


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