From Dalí’s Immortal Mustache to Art Decapitation in Münster: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Undertakers take a casket inside the Dalí Theater-Museum after the arrival of forensic examiners for the exhumation of Salvador Dali's remains in Figueras on July 20, 2017. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images.

BEST

Lost art-avenger Arthur Brand is 100 percent sure that the artworks stolen in the notorious St. Patrick’s day Gardner museum heist are in Ireland—and the IRA may know where.

The hunt is on! Colombia invites explorers to help them find a sunken treasure.

This foundation is single-handedly bankrolling arts journalism.

Police in Kassel, Germany, are being trained to identify contemporary art, so they don’t accidentally arrest performance artists.

Alice Cooper forgot he owned an Andy Warhol painting, and a rogue Warhol expert is trying to muscle into the notoriously impenetrable world of Andy-authentication.

NYC’s mayor rolled out a new cultural initiative, CreateNYC to mixed reviews from the press.

artnet News editors ranked the best art-themed TV episodes: The Simpsons, Melrose Place, Mad Men, Louie, and Girls all made the cut.

L: Warhol and Alice Cooper in 1974, courtesy Bob Gruen.; R: Warhol's <i>Little Electric Chair</i> gifted to Cooper, courtesy of Alice Cooper.

L: Warhol and Alice Cooper in 1974, courtesy Bob Gruen.; R: Warhol’s Little Electric Chair gifted to Cooper, courtesy of Alice Cooper.

WORST

Flooding damages historic artworks at the Louvre by Poussin and others.

A ray of light was shone on Madonna’s love life when her former art advisor tried to auction a letter to Madge from ex-boyfriend Tupac Shakur.

Vandals crept into the Munster sculpture park and beheaded Nicole Eisenman‘s reclining figure.

Artist Lygia Pape’s daughter is suing electronics company LG for using her mother’s artwork as a tacky phone background.

Salvador Dalí’s remains were exhumed on Thursday evening in the latest chapter of the surreal paternity-saga—officials report that the artist’s signature ‘stache was unharmed in the retrieval.

 


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