From Stefania Bortolami’s Survival Guide to Hobby Lobby’s Loot Pursuit: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Creamy renditions of historical art works in South Korea. Courtesy of Lee Kang-bin via Instagram.
Creamy renditions of historical art works in South Korea. Courtesy of Lee Kang-bin via Instagram.

BEST

If you can’t make it to London for Frieze’s 2017 Sculpture Fair, here is a first look.

Tim Schneider continues to mine the gray matter of the art world: Check out his comments on Jimmie Durham’s heritage, MoMA’s new collab with Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, and the New York iteration of the Condo art fair.

For another perspective on the Durham drama, America Meredith weighs in.

Gallerist Stefania Bortolami gives artnet News exclusive insight to her success, and veteran curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev speaks about the much-derided documenta exhibition.

Guy Bourdin’s photographs are now on display at the très chic new exhibition space from Chloé.

Is that van Gogh in your cup of joe? Why yes, it is.

The Vatican did a double take when it discovered that two of its wall paintings were by Raphael, and not one of his disciples.

Eloise, New York’s favorite child aristocrat, is taking on the New York Historical Society in a new show.

A Hobby Lobby store in Stow, Ohio. Image courtesy Wikipedia.

WORST

Authorities seized thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts that evangelical-owned craft store Hobby Lobby was attempting to import.

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Germany, zombies descended en masse in an art performance.

The color war continues: Stuart Semple (purveyor of the Pinkest Pink, the most glittery glitter, and of course, Black 2.0) has created a “unicorn” pigment in his quest to outdo Anish Kapoor.

A traveling ex-hibit displays vestiges of broken relationships and will visit New York to showcase Big-Apple breakups.

A staggering 96 percent of the artifacts in the San Francisco-based Mexican Museum are duds, according to a new report.

Millions of dollars in jewels were stolen from London’s Masterpiece Art Fair.

 


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