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

Here's what you missed.

David Hockney, Los Angeles (2016) Courtesy of Matthias Vriens-McGrath.
David Hockney, Los Angeles (2016) Courtesy of Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

BEST
A massive new ‘SUMO’ book on artist David Hockney hits shelves this November, and we couldn’t help but wonder why it costs $2,500.

As David Bowie’s art collection heads to auction, Brian Boucher took a closer look at the musician’s prized Jean-Michel Basquiat painting—and the lessons we can glean from its auction record.

Actor Russell Tovey got personal about his art collection in a recent interview with artnet News.

Meanwhile, the Jewish Museum’s digital director JiaJia Fei told us what museums can learn from NASA (among other social media tips).

Ahead of MoMA’s upcoming show, “A Revolutionary Impulse,” Sarah Cascone rounded up the women who led the Russian avant-garde art scene.

Sean Kelly, Preview of the 2013 Armory Show at Pier 92/94, NYC, March 06, 2013. Photo ©Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com

Sean Kelly, Preview of the 2013 Armory Show at Pier 92/94, NYC, March 06, 2013. Photo ©Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com

WORST
In a bizarre incident, millionaire hotelier Vikram Chatwal set fire to art dealer Sean Kelly’s dogs.

Following Kelley Walker’s controversial show, curator Jeffrey Uslip resigned from his post at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis.

A painting allegedly executed by Frans Hals is at the center of an Old Masters forgery scandal that’s shaking the art world.

Is the art market racially biased? We mined the data and found surprising results.

Henri Neuendorf breaks down how the wealthy change the art world in his latest Art Demystified column.


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