From Hillary Clinton’s Venice Visit to the Death of Photographer Robert Frank: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Hillary Clinton read her own emails as part of an art exhibition in Venice. Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images.


It’s All About That Pace – The mega-gallery has opened up a new headquarters in Chelsea, and we got a sneak peak at the cavernous new digs.

But Pace Yourself – artnet News’s Tim Schneider has a few reservations about the new behemoth, and will be closely following the program as it develops.

Stonehenge in Spain – A massive drought in Spain has revealed a long-submerged megalithic stone structure, probably used for burial ceremonies.

A Frenchwoman in Germany – The French artist Pauline Curnier Jardin won Germany’s prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie.

Hillary Reads… Her Own Emails –  Artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith’s show in Venice dedicated to the Democrat’s email debacle had a very special visitor.

Q-Tip’s Tip – Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is revealing his personal fine art collection in a non-selling exhibition at Bonhams in New York.

Introducing Intelligence – Our Intelligence Report for fall 2019 is now live, with data analysis, features delving into the African art market and a look back at 30 years of artnet’s own business, among others.

Museum Mania – All of the museum shows you can’t afford to miss this fall in New York, from the Whitney to the Queens Museum and everywhere in between.

Long Live Disco – The Brooklyn Museum is dedicating a show to the epic New York nightclub Studio 54 and the visual aesthetics it inspired.



Remembering Robert Frank – The photographer who ushered in a new documentary style and inspired generations of artists died this week at age 94.

Losing Mary Abbott – The painter died at age 98 after a long career that saw her rise through the ranks of New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement.

Sexism in Specimens? – Analyses of natural history museums in the US and Canada reveal that modern mammal specimens are overwhelmingly male.

Attack on an Icon – The Wall Street sculpture Charging Bull was attacked by a man wielding a spiked banjo, thrashing the bronze animal in broad daylight.

Hockney’s Leaving America – The lovable British artist is shipping out from his LA digs to Normandy, where he will be allowed to smoke wherever he pleases.

O’Keeffe or O’Keefe?? – In “news of the weird,” an online conspiracy theory holds that the different spellings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s name are proof we are slipping between multiple dimensions.

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