From Zwirner’s Democratic Party Fundraiser to the Musée D’Orsay’s Faux Pas: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week's news—fast.

David Zwirner. Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images.
David Zwirner. Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images.

BEST👍

French Museums Get a Boost – The French government just injected its cultural sector with a whopping $2.4 billion in aid to boost its post-lockdown recovery efforts.

A Presidential Picture Book – Illustrator Mechal Renee Roe describes working with the White House hopeful Kamala Harris on her recent children’s book Superheroes Are Everywhere.

Following Her Father – Phoebe Saatchi Yates, the only daughter of collector Charles Saatchi, is opening a gallery in the Mayfair district of London to support emerging artists.

Zwirner Boosts Biden – David Zwirner’s gallery is hosting a sale of work by market darling artists to raise money for Joe Biden’s presidential bid.

The Retail Prophet Looks to the Future – On this weeks’ episode of the Art Angle Podcast, futurist Doug Stephens opines on what the art market can learn from retail.

Hauser and Wirth Taps a Luxury Head – The mega-gallery just hired the chief executive of upscale department store Fortnum & Mason to serve as its global CEO.

Plan Your Vote – A new project from Vote.org tapped more than 60 artists to create shareable imagery that encourages Americans to plan ahead for their vote.

Studio Museum Names Residents – The star-making Studio Museum in Harlem is adding a new role to Its usual three-person artist residency program with a fourth, mid-career artist joining as a mentor-in-residence.

Cauliflower Close Up – The largest ever digital photograph taken in a single shot features the humble vegetable in super high resolution.

 

WORST👎

Trump Falls for Fakes (Again) – On a trip to the American embassy in France, President Trump took home some souvenirs, but it turns out the works of art he chose were mere replicas.

Musée D’Orsay’s Faux Pas – The Paris museum apologized for barring a female visitor from entering until she covered up her low-cut dress, citing it as indecent.

Meow Wolf Organizers Veto Union – Workers at the Santa Fe-based immersive art space Meow Wolf are forming a union, but the company is resisting their attempts, which may force workers to stage a formal vote.

On the Hunt for Green Vault Heisters – Police in Berlin carried out two raids on the supposed locations of thieves who stole priceless jewels from the Green Vault museum in Dresden.


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