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

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Brett Gorvy and Dominique Lévy of Lévy Gorvy. Photo Chad Batka, courtesy of Lévy Gorvy.
Brett Gorvy and Dominique Lévy of Lévy Gorvy. Photo Chad Batka, courtesy of Lévy Gorvy.

BEST
The art market sees a powerful new duo, with renowned dealer Dominique Lévy teaming up with Christie’s veteran Brett Gorvy. A San Francisco performance of a riveting symphony by Yves Klein is their opening act.

What social media maven will go on a Facebook fast? How will fake news change the art world? Which SNL actor will bury the hatchet with the dealer he’s accused of defrauding him? All this and more in our predictions for 2017.

It’s not every day you discover an unknown drawing by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci.

Check out our roundup of the 10 most exciting artists in the US right now.

Big developments with both members of the auction house duopoly: a new CEO at Christie’s and an incoming high-level advisor at Sotheby’s.

Sylvester Stallone at the opening of "35 Years of Painting" at Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2011. Photo Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Sylvester Stallone at the opening of “35 Years of Painting” at Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2011. Photo Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

WORST
Say it ain’t so, Sly! Rumor has it that none other than actor-collector-artist Sylvester Stallone is to be Trump’s pick to head up the National Endowment for the Arts. At least he likes some young contemporary artists.

Heritage Auctions has sued startup Collectrium and auction giant Christie’s.

The Syrian city of Aleppo is taking stock of the destruction of its cultural heritage amid a bloody civil war.

You know who could take American master Andy Warhol’s lessons and turn them into gold-plated tackiness? None other than Donald J. Trump.


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