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

Catch up on what you missed.

Jordan Casteel, Crockett Brothers (2015). Courtesy of the artist.
Jordan Casteel, Crockett Brothers (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

BEST
Here are 10 exceptional millennial artists to keep on your radar.

We also paid homage to 10 groundbreaking female sculptors this week, including Louise Bourgeois, Ruth Asawa, and Simone Leigh.

On the subject of heavy-hitting female artists, Carmen Herrera’s long-overdue survey at the Whitney Museum finally opened.

Upstate, collecting couple Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu are building a new private art space.

Meanwhile, art dealers of mid-sized galleries are increasingly adopting new and unconventional methods of presenting art.

Oscar Murillo, meet me! Mr. Superman, 2013–2015.

Oscar Murillo, meet me! Mr. Superman, 2013–2015.

WORST
Earlier this week, Donald Trump reportedly used his own foundation’s money to purchase a painting of himself by artist Michael Israel.

Alec Baldwin wants his money back from Mary Boone for a painting he claims he was duped into buying for $190,000, so he’s taking the matter to the New York Supreme Court.

Oscar Murillo has seen a decline in his market since his Untitled (Drawings Off the Wall) fetched $401,000 at Phillips in 2013.

Artist Antonio de Felipe, or the “Spanish Andy Warhol,” is in hot water as Fumiko Negishi, a young artist who worked in his studio, is claiming authorship of his works in an official lawsuit.

Meanwhile, artist Shantell Martin is saying that US retailer Lane Bryant used her designs without her permission.


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