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

Featuring Gaga, Klaus, and Renoir.

Lady Gaga and Klaus Biesenbach. Photo: Instagram.

BEST
What sold on the final days of Frieze London? We’ve got the scoop.

The top ten private art museums in the United States, include the Brant Foundation, the Broad Museum, and the Rubell Family Collection.

Kenny Schachter lets us in on the good, the bad, and the (very) ugly at Frieze London.

Our very own Brian Boucher infiltrated a Renoir protest at the Met. This is what he saw.

Lady Gaga was moved to tears after receiving the Young Artist Award from Americans for the Arts. Klaus Biesenbach happily presented it to her.

Dede Wilsey. Photo: Drew Altizer, courtesy the Nob Hill Gazette.

Dede Wilsey.
Photo: Drew Altizer, courtesy the Nob Hill Gazette.

WORST
A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting at the heart of a bitter divorce was stolen last week from an apartment in Paris. Is joint custody of artworks about to become a thing? Only time will tell.

San Francisco’s de Young Museum is in turmoil over claims that philanthropist and board president Diane Buchanan “Dede” Wilsey cut an unauthorized $450,000 check to a museum staffer.

It wasn’t a good week for the Golden Gate city: an artist allegedly made off with over $300,000 worth of artworks from an abandoned San Francisco mansion.

Critics hate (but tourists love!) the Musée d’Orsay‘s prostitution exhibition.

The Arts Council of England has warned British museums of a “severe and imminent” threat of attack. We don’t like the sound of that.


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