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

Featuring Lil Wayne's mysterious $30 million art collection, and a lot of expensive cats.

Carl Kahler, My Wife's Lovers.
Image: Courtesy Sotheby's.
Carl Kahler, My Wife's Lovers (1891). Image: Courtesy of Sotheby's.

Carl Kahler, My Wife’s Lovers (1891).
Image: Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

BEST
A massive painting featuring 42 felines sold for $826,000 at Sotheby’s. (That’s about $19,666 per cat, if you were wondering.)

Watch out for these five risky art collecting moves, including accidentally melting your Marc Quinn frozen blood sculpture.

Performance artist Poppy Jackson confused Londoners by straddling a roof—nude—for four hours.

Here’s everything you need to know about New York auction season so far: from the 12 lots anticipated to break records to the lackluster Taubman sale to Sotheby’s Imp-Mod sale.

Gagosian celebrated 20 years in Beverly Hills with a stylish group show featuring artists Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst.

Lil Wayne. Photo: via Lil Wayne HQ.

Lil Wayne.
Photo: via Lil Wayne HQ.

WORST
A Vanity Fair article exposes tensions in the Taubman family, with former Sotheby’s owner A. Alfred Taubman‘s adult children allegedly taking revenge on their stepmother Judy Taubman.

Rapper Lil Wayne had his $30 million art collection seized thanks to the $2 million in debt he owes to a private jet company. Did you know Lil Wayne owned $30 million worth of art? Yeah, neither did we.

Ben Davis reviewed the Whitney Museum‘s Frank Stella retrospective, finding plenty of style but little substance.

Christian Viveros-Fauné called out Phong Bui over that fictionalized history of the Brooklyn Rail he presented to the New York Times.

Scientists question the legitimacy of two paintings once thought to be the work of Hieronymus Bosch.


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