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

It's been a wild week.

Yayoi Kusama at
Yayoi Kusama at "I Who Have Arrived In Heaven" at David Zwirner, November 2013.
Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
Yayoi Kusama. Photo: courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Yayoi Kusama.
Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

BEST
We rounded up a remarkable tier of the world’s most expensive living female artists by drawing from artnet’s Price Database system.

On Tuesday, two French experts confirmed the authenticity of a Caravaggio painting in an attic in France.

Over in Texas, the art world geared up for this year’s edition of Dallas Art Fair. Eileen Kinsella rounded up the city’s power collectors.

Coachella plans on delivering its most expansive lineup of art installations to date.

And for those anticipating the International Center of Photography‘s re-opening, you’ll finally have a date to look forward to.

Oscar Murillo.Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images.

Oscar Murillo.
Photo: Courtesy of Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images.

WORST
Oscar Murillo destroyed his British passport while en route to Australia.

Meanwhile, the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art was cancelled.

Brian Boucher broke down everything you need to know about the Panama Papers so far.

Chinese business tycoon Chen Dongsheng is implicated in the Panama Papers, for one.

Billionaire art collector Joseph Lewis was also involved in some backroom deals of his own, namely the $206 million Christie’s sale of the 1997 Ganz collection.


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