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

Zaha Hadid's new museum, tips for techy art collectors, Gerard Depardieu and 117 other artists banned from the Ukraine.

Gerard Depardieu with his Russian passport.

Gerard Depardieu with his Russian passport.

BEST
If Kim Kardashian can break the Internet, why can’t your art?

Forget going outside today. Camp out by the air conditioner with these awesomely arty documentaries featuring the likes of Basquiat, Picasso, and Eames.

Remember the time James Franco had an Instagram meltdown over a bad review? Here are 11 other hilariously awkward things artists have said to critics.

Check out this gorgeous Zaha Hadid-designed museum that just opened in the Dolomites.

This is how tech insiders go from having a stock portfolio to having a real art collection.

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, Angel (2008).

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, Angel (2008).

WORST
The 14-year-old stepson of art fair impresario Nick Korniloff and his friend have been missing at sea since July 24. Our hearts go out to the two boys and their families.

Art collector and real estate mogul Lawrence Friedland lost his $9.2 million Southampton home—and presumably the art inside—to a massive fire.

French actor Gérard Depardieu and 117 prominent entertainment figures have been banned from entering the Ukraine for the next five years.

Repeat after us: this wizened creature is just a sculpture of an angel—it is not real.

Will the ARTnews and Art in America merger prove to be constructive or detrimental to the state of art news and criticism?


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