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

Catch up on what you missed.

Pipilotti Rist, Ever is Over All,1997 (still). Sound by Anders Guggisberg and Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.
Pipilotti Rist, Ever is Over All,1997 (still). Sound by Anders Guggisberg and Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.

BEST
artnet News’ Ben Davis had good things to say about Pipilotti Rist’s dazzling new show at the New Museum.

It was also a big week in artists’ birthdays, which found the news team paying homage to the likes of Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, and Francis Bacon.

Henri Neuendorf‘s latest Art Demystified column finds him breaking down what it takes for an artist to be remembered.

Meanwhile, Eileen Kinsella mined the artnet Price Database to compile 100 of the most collectible living artists.

Here’s the 10 game changers who are disrupting the art world.

From Pussy Riot's new video, "Straight Outta Vagina." Photo via YouTube.

Screen shot of Pussy Riot’s new video. Courtesy of YouTube.

WORST
While a collector in Los Angeles dropped $22,000 for a sculpture of a naked Donald Trump, art collective Pussy Riot slammed the presidential hopeful in a new video called “Straight Outta Vagina.”

It turns out Christie’s had doubts about the Frans Hals work that was at the heart of the latest forgery scandal.

In light of the ongoing investigation over the Frans Hals, Sarah Cascone rounded up 11 books on the most fascinating forgery scandals.

Swiss hotelier Urs Schwarzenbach was fined $4 million for avoiding import taxes on an estimated 200 artworks.

Finally, the video-based social media platform known as Vine will be meeting its end, so Ben Davis gathers some of the best artists to use the app.


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