From Simone Leigh’s Touring Pavilion to the Death of Hermann Nitsch: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news, fast.
Beyond the Biennale – Outside Venice’s Giardini and Arsenale, there are more than 20 major exhibitions of artists taking over the Floating City.
Christie’s Forges New Shipping Routes – The auction house is teaming up with shipping company Crozier to open sea freight routes and ease supply chain snags.
Painting of Half-Eaten Pie Worth Millions – A painting languishing at a school in Australia turned out to be a Dutch masterpiece worth millions.
A Small Jackson Pollock Could Fetch Big Bucks – One of the smallest canvases by the Abstract Expressionist is poised to become one of his most expensive.
The Business of Basquiat – If you don’t have an extra few million to buy a painting, we’ve laid out all of the collaborations featuring the late artist’s work.
Simone Leigh Goes on Tour – The artist’s acclaimed takeover of the U.S. Pavilion in Venice will tour museums across the United States beginning in 2023.
Viva the Venice Biennale – The so-called “art world Olympics” opened this week, and we have a primer on Cecilia Alemani’s main exhibition, “The Milk of Dreams.”
A New Art Festival Sets Its Sights on Arkansas – Curators are organizing a major art and music festival in Bentonville that they hope could be the next Coachella.
Supreme Court Sends Restitution Case Back – A Supreme Court case involving a Pissarro painting looted by Nazis has been referred to state, instead of federal, court.
Hermann Nitsch Has Died – The provocative Viennese Actionist, who used bodily fluids to make works that probed themes of religion, war, and philosophy, died at age 83.
Francis Bacon’s Friend Snubs Tate – The former handyman and friend to Francis Bacon was going to donate his trove of work to Tate, but has opted to give it to France instead.
M+ Removes Three Paintings – The Hong Kong museum removed three politically-themed paintings as Beijing continues to crackdown on its freedoms.
Tiki Decor Purveyor Mounts Fire Sale – The largest seller of tiki-themed objects is going out of business and hundreds of items are hitting the auction block.
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