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

Featuring Tina Fey and Banksy.

Tina Fey. Photo: Wikipedia.
Photo: CNN.

Photo: CNN.

BEST
A second version of Leonardo da Vinci‘s iconic Mona Lisa may have been discovered in a private collection. But is it the real deal or a skilled reproduction?

Banksy addressed the Syrian refugee crisis with a painting of Steve Jobs (whose father was from Syria) carrying a vintage Mac and a rucksack.

Depending on who you are, this could fall on either side of the fence: Sotheby‘s will grant buyouts to 80 employees. If you’re one of them, we’re guessing you’d place it in this column.

Check out Michael Lutin‘s art world astrological predictions for the coming year.

Here are 12 gift ideas for the art lover in your life, including art and design objects by Yoko Ono, Ai Weiwei, and John Baldessari.

Tina Fey. Photo: Wikipedia.

Tina Fey.
Photo: Wikipedia.

WORST
Jeff Koons is being sued for plagiarism—again. But this time, it’s over a work Koons created in 1986 that the plaintiff claims he didn’t see until this year. Given the artist’s ubiquity, we find that a little hard to believe. Here’s what the experts think.

Artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambani were found brutally murdered in Mumbai. Detectives believe the motive may have been a $7,500 fee she and Upadhyay owed to a fabrication artist.

It appears that $900,000 in cash was allegedly stolen from Chicago’s Field Museum by an employee over the course of seven years.

Babacar M’Bow has been placed on paid leave from the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami following an employee’s allegations that the controversial director was “hostile.”

Protesters are targeting beloved comedienne Tina Fey for her support of an expansion plan by the American Museum of Natural History.


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