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

Featuring curator Stacy Engman, the new Met Breuer, and the Olsen twins.

Stacey Engman
Stacey Engman
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Laura Collins, An Olsen Twin Hiding Behind A Fendi (2015).

Laura Collins, An Olsen Twin Hiding Behind A Fendi (2015).
Image: Courtesy the artist.

BEST
Christian Viveros-Fauné on why the Met Breuer, which opens next week, will drastically alter the New York museum landscape.

In honor or Kanye‘s newest album, can you guess which of these quotes are attributed to the rapper and which are the words of his hero, Pablo Picasso?

German sculptor Thomas Schütte is building a private, sculpture-only museum near Düsseldorf.

The pair behind last year’s Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding museum wants you to help fund this art show featuring paintings of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen hiding from the paparazzi.

Andy Warhol died 29 years ago this week. Here’s when—and why—he started to really matter as an artist.

Stacy Engman Photo: Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.

Stacy Engman.
Photo: Courtesy Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.

WORST
Eccentric curator and socialite Stacy Engman allegedly bit a fellow passenger while wearing a tiara on a flight from Istanbul to New York. Engman, of course, denies the whole thing, but acknowledges that it is “the most ridiculous story imaginable.”

A woman was injured while shielding her two-year-old son from harm after a taxi cab crashed into the sidewalk outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Donald Drapkin, a 67-year-old billionaire philanthropist and art collector, died this week following a skiing accident.

A retrospective of work by Balthus at the Bank Austria Kunstforum has been condemned by the Austrian right-wing due to the late painter’s use of young models sometimes positioned in an erotic manner.

pricey, 11-story condominium called The Jackson—which features penthouse units for $4 million each—is going up across the street from MoMA PS1. Long Island City, we hardly knew ye.


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