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

Featuring Martin Creed's balloon-filled paradise.

Martin Creed at Gavin Brown's Enterprise. Image: Courtesy of Instagram.

BEST
New Yorkers took a break from their holiday festivities to enjoy (and, of course, Instagram) Martin Creed‘s whimsical balloon installation at Gavin Brown’s enterprise.

Also, who knew New York‘s art handlers were this attractive?

After almost 30 years at the Guggenheim, curator Nancy Spector is making a big move across the river to the Brooklyn Museum.

Looking for some Sunday afternoon reading material? Check out Ben Davis‘s picks for the most important art essays of 2015.

fire

Portuguese Language Museum.
Image: Courtesy of Instagram.

WORST
Even the art world isn’t safe from political clashes: major collectors like Leon Black, Henry Kravis, and Daniel Loeb are also big-time supporters of the Republican party.

Tony Shafrazi somehow still reportedly owns this Basquiat painting two months after it was consigned to Christie’s and sold at auction for just over $37 million. We have a lot of questions.

Canadian artist Rehab Nazzal was allegedly shot in Bethlehem while taking photographs earlier this month. Luckily, she survived the attack.

A fire ripped through Brazil’s Museum of the Portuguese Language earlier this week, killing one and causing significant damage to the historic Light Station in which it is housed.

Alain Jouffroy, celebrated French poet, art critic, and 2007 winner of the prestigious Goncourt Prize, is dead at 87.


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