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

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Austin Lee Dropsy (2013). Photo: Postmasters Gallery.

BEST
Europe is home to a plethora of impressive artists, and you can get up-to-date on the most exciting ones with our roundup, Part I and Part II.

From making museums free to curbing tax-evading collectors, here are 28 suggestions from the experts on how to change the art world for the better.

Who’s jazzed for Art Basel in Miami Beach? See what eight top galleries, from New York and LA to London and Shanghai, will offer at the giant fair.

We’ve seen some long-standing and newer galleries close lately, so we’re pleased to see that London’s Seventeen plants a flag in Manhattan.

Michael Israel. Photo via YouTube.

Michael Israel. Photo via YouTube.

WORST
It turns out the Donald Trump Foundation engaged in self-dealing after all, which may include having bought paintings,. including one by artist Michael Israel, for Trump’s businesses with foundation money, according to new tax filings, which also reveal a sizable gift to the foundation from collector Victor Pinchuk.

Alec Baldwin says that Mary Boone sold him a counterfeit Ross Bleckner painting; now he has compared her to a bank robber. Ouch!

Would you buy an artwork that once graced the walls of the East German secret police’s headquarters?

Sotheby’s has been sucked into a long-running fraud case between Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and freeport magnate-turned-art-dealer Yves Bouvier.


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