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

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The new Whitney Museum of American Art (2014). Photo: Nic Lehoux.
The new Whitney Museum of American Art (2014). Courtesy of Nic Lehoux.

BEST
Find out who made the cut for the 2017 Whitney Biennial—a show that promises commentary on turbulent times.

The strong results of sales during New York auction week suggest that the upper echelons of the contemporary art market will soldier on, even in uncertain times, with relatively upbeat sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips.

Get up-to-date on some of the best street artists out there today in our three-part series: Part I, Part II, and Part III.

The art world is getting creative and coming up with some new terms to describe what curators do.

If you’ve got $10 million to spare and you’re looking for an historic pad in London, you could do worse than the former residence of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Frank Gehry at Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, January 30, 2012. Photo Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Frank Gehry at Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, January 30, 2012. Photo Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com.

WORST
In the wake of Donald Trump’s upset win in the presidential election, America may lose one of its architectural greats: Frank Gehry is thinking of setting sail for France.

Stephen Bannon is one of Trump’s top picks for his new administration. Breitbart News, his platform for the so-called “alt-right,” has taken a dim view of much contemporary art.

German artist Anselm Kiefer says he wants nothing to do with a show of his work being mounted in China; the organizers say the show must go on.

Finally, what’s worse than when your mistress runs off with your erotic art collection, one you believe is worth some $15 million?


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