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

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Dread Scott with flag, A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday. Courtesy of Connie Julian via Facebook.
Dread Scott with flag, A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday. Courtesy of Connie Julian via Facebook.

BEST
In response to the brutal killing of Philando Castille in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana, artist Dread Scott raised a flag for black lives at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Brian Boucher uncovered the art shows and exhibitions that insiders like art critic Jerry Saltz, artist Kevin Beasley, and art dealer Rhona Hoffman regret missing.

Two of Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s paintings, previously owned by actor Johnny Depp, led a $52 million night at Christie’s in London.

Kenny Schachter weighs in on the success of last week’s auctions in London, Brexit, and the new nihilists.

Chunks of Christo’s floating piers, which have been the center of much art world attention in recent days, have been selling on eBay.

Lee Ufan, From Point No. 78067 (1978).Photo; Blum&Poe.

Lee Ufan, From Point No. 78067 (1978).
Photo; Blum&Poe.

WORST
In a surprising turn of events, South Korean artist Lee Ufan claimed that the 13 suspected forgeries of his work are real.

On that note, Woodward Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side is facing a lawsuit over the sale of fake Andy Warhol prints from his “Space Fruit Series.”

ArtList, the art world startup, is closing shop.

In an interview with the BBC, David Hockney revealed that his return to portraiture was sparked by the traumatizing death of his studio assistant.

Swiss police seized a trove of Giacometti’s works, from drawings to personal photographs, from the Grisons Museum of Fine Arts in Chur, Switzerland.


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