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

Featuring a fake Goya painting and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new logo.

James Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner. Photo: Jeff Green/LACMA.
James Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner. Photo: Jeff Green/LACMA.

BEST
All’s well that ends well: Two brothers who allegedly tried to sell a a fake Goya painting were actually compensated with fake cash.

Thanks to generous donor James F. Goldstein, the John Lautner-designed Sheats-Goldstein house (once featured in the cult hit The Big Lebowski) now belongs to LACMA.

Damien Hirst‘s new restaurant combines the artist’s two great passions: art and food. And it is taking reservations now.

Check out these 16 female curators making their mark on the art world.

Domenico De Sole speaks out following the Knoedler trial: “I’m happy that we went to court, as the truth was established.”

Cortney Skinner's take on the Met's new logo. Photo: Cortney Skinner, via Facebook.

Cortney Skinner’s take on the Met’s new logo.
Photo: Cortney Skinner, via Facebook.

WORST
Ai Weiwei‘s latest tasteless stunt involved the artist staging a photo-op at a Berlin gala where guests were asked to take selfies while draped in metallic emergency blankets.

A drug bust in Australia revealed children’s paint-by-numbers kits (as well as packages of gel bra inserts) concealing $700 million worth of liquid methamphetamine.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new logo, and everyone seems to hate it. This is how they should make it better.

Sotheby’s chairman Melanie Clore is out after 35 years.

Russia cancelled the prestigious, state-sponsored Innovatsiya Prize after dissident performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was nominated.


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