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

It's a week to remember.

Visitors to Christo's Floating Piers (2016) overwhelmed local authorities. Photo: MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
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The Strawberry Moon /Full Moon on the Summer Solstice in 2016. Courtesy of Gene, via Flickr Creative Commons.

BEST:
This week, the summer solstice aligned with the Strawberry Moon for the first time in 70 years. The event became an inspiration for some stunning photographs.

A chemist who discovered a vibrant and fresh new shade of blue explains that it was a serendipitous accident.

There was exciting news in the London auction world, as Picasso and Modigliani Led Sotheby’s $151 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale.

In his latest project, artist Douglas Coupland is searching for Vincent Van Gogh look-alikes in order to make a bronze statue.

Christo’s Floating Piers opened on Italy’s Lake Iseo.

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Visitor numbers to Christo’s Floating Piers (2016) overwhelmed local authorities. Courtesy of Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images.

WORST:
Thousands of tourists were stranded en route to Christo’s Floating Piers. Over 50,000 visitors arrived on the first day.

Performance artist Milo Moiré was arrested in London for her latest work, “Mirror Box,” where she invited members of the public to touch her genitals.

The last MFA candidate enrolled at the Roski School of Art and Design dropped out, and wrote a scathing letter calling the administration “delusional.”

Staff at Berlin’s Volksbuhne are protesting the change of directors, which will put outgoing Tate Modern director Chris Dercon in charge.

Lastly, in the world of sales lies the tough night for Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale, leaving 12 out of 33 lots unsold, including one of the top lots guaranteed by Christie’s to sell.

From Jerry Saltz to Klaus Biesenbachthe art world responds to Brexit.


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