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

Gallery season is in full bloom.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Portals (left panel) (2016). Courtesy of the artist.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Portals (left panel) (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

BEST
New York’s gallery season kicked off this week, and Christian Viveros-Fauné weighed in on Rashid Johnson’s “post black art” show at Hauser & Wirth.

On that note, galleries across Europe have also thrown open their doors to a host of exciting shows by Taryn Simon, Mike Kelley, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby (whose work is pictured above).

In his latest column for Art Demystified, Henri Neuendorf brings us a breakdown on the inner workings of how galleries run.

On the horizon, Art Basel in Miami Beach is underway, and the list of this year’s exhibitors is finally out.

In the meantime, September brings a change of season, and how better to prepare than with astrology master Michael Lutin’s art world predictions?

Banksy, Flying Copper (2004). Photo: courtesy Hexagon Gallery.

Banksy, Flying Copper (2004). Courtesy of Hexagon Gallery.

WORST
Robert Del Naja, co-founder of the band Massive Attack, is not Banksy. Alas, the artist’s identity remains a mystery, as Del Naja denied the rumors this week.

Another big shock in the UK: Nicholas Serota stepped down as the Tate Modern’s director.

In France, sentences have been served to 35 ex-art handlers and three auctioneers linked to the Drouot scam.

Meanwhile, reports reveal that Jho Low used Goldman Sachs to illicitly finance the purchase of a Vincent van Gogh drawing and two Claude Monet paintings.

Out in the Pacific, artist Rebecca Moss is stranded at sea in the midst of her container ship residency.


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