From Agnes Gund’s New Mission to DiCaprio’s Art Woes: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Artist Rob Pruitt and Bill Hader as
Artist Rob Pruitt and Bill Hader as "Saturday Night Live"'s Stefon

BEST

Our market reporter maps out how Giacometti achieved top-sculptor status.

Art world doyenne Agnes Gund is using art to spur criminal justice reform; earlier this summer she spoke exclusively to artnet News’s Andrew Goldstein.

Basel in a nutshell: Art world doppelgangers, Basquiat is still king, and 80’s artists are so in right now.

The sexiest disembodied voice of all time narrates a new mini-doc about king of kitsch, Jeff Koons.

Jeff Koons. Photo: Courtesy Patrick McMullan.

WORST

The new normal? Louvre patrons were evacuated again this week after a security scare.

Leonardo DiCaprio may love art, but the actor just surrendered $12.2 million worth of it to the feds.

A building in Dover is slated for demolition, which would destroy the Brexit-themed mural painted by Banksy.

Beliebe it or not: Justin came to Switzerland, but contrary to rumors, it doesn’t look like he made an appearance at Basel.

 

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Our editor-in-chief got the scoop on Brett Gorvy’s career change, Instagram habits, and more.

It’s been a rocky few months at the Met, but this week Daniel H. Weiss was named CEO.

In and out: LACMA added three new members, and On Stellar Rays is being made over as Stellar Rays, a bespoke project.


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