From the World’s Biggest Biennial Stars to the Death of Paula Rego: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
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Marian Goodman Expands West – The veteran New York gallery is opening its first West Coast branch in Los Angeles.
Museum Digitizes Underwater Cave – A new institution in Marseille, France, features a replica of the Cosquer Cave and its hundreds of Paleolithic artworks.
Renaissance Painting Discovered in U.K. Bungalow – A masterwork by Renaissance artist Filippino Lippi was discovered hanging in a 90-year-old woman’s home, and just sold for more than $320,000.
Japan Is Getting an Art Fair – Tokyo Gendai is slated to debut in summer 2023, bringing an international art fair to the Japanese city.
Documenting Documenta – On this week’s episode of the Art Angle, Europe editor Kate Brown delves into the long and wild history of the world’s most controversial art show.
Biennial Bonanza – From a complete list of every artist who appeared in multiple biennials to a dossier of the most frequent biennial stars, we have a special package that explores the lesser-known market and meaning behind the world’s biennials.
A Bigger Splash – A new study reveals that nearly half of museum exhibitions in the U.S. are dedicated to just four percent of contemporary artists.
Paula Rego Has Died – The artist, who was a feminist trailblazer and depicted difficult topics with incisive humor and wit, died at her London home at age 87.
Tate Returns the Bacon – The museum is returning 1,000 pieces of archival documents to the artist’s former handyman as researchers question their authenticity.
Billionaires Behaving Badly – Art collector and former “Bond King” Bill Gross won a dispute to cover his Dale Chihuly sculpture with a net, after a lengthy battle with his neighbor that devolved into blasting music at all hours.
Tourists Wreak Havoc Abroad – Rome’s famed Spanish Steps have been the site of tourist misbehavior in recent weeks, from a joyriding driver to an aimless scooter thrown down the UNESCO heritage site.
Resignation Over Restitution – The king of Belgium gave the Democratic Republic of Congo a mask on an “indefinite loan” and expressed regret over colonial-era crimes.
Documenta Artists Speak Out – More than 130 artists and organizers have condemned the attacks on the shows curators.
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