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

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Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures to the crowd as she walks off stage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump smiles after the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures to the crowd as she walks off stage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump smiles after the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

BEST
On Friday, over 90 dealers from around the world brought top-notch wares to New York for Dutch art fair TEFAF’s first edition in the city.

In Egypt, experts have reason to believe that two mysterious chambers lay hidden beneath one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Artists, writers, and other members of the art world shared the most meme-worthy moments of the final presidential debate.

Meanwhile, Ben Davis got in touch with Molly Young, the artist responsible for some truly weird Old Master emoji.

And if you’ve been  looking for some art books to dive into this fall season, the editors of artnet News rounded up our top picks.

Parmigianino, Saint Jerome. Courtesy of Sotheby's.

Parmigianino, Saint Jerome, now thought to be a forgery. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

WORST
As the alleged forgery of a Frans Hals canvas comes to light, artnet News’ Sarah Cascone rounded up 9 other outrageous forgery scandals in recent memory.

Meanwhile, galleries are getting a reality check, as Christian Viveros-Fauné reports in his latest coverage of the middle-market squeeze.

Not all is well in academia either. Brian Boucher discovered that MFA program enrollment is dropping after years of growth.

Henri Neuendorf mapped out plausible theories on Banksy’s true identity.

Guy Wildenstein‘s fraud trial finally wrapped up, but questions remain.


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