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

Catch up on what you missed.

Jeff Koons presents a new exhibition
Jeff Koons presents a new exhibition "Popeye Series" at the Serpentine Gallery on June 30, 2009 in London, England. Courtesy of Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

BEST
Theaster Gates, Nita Ambani, and Jeff Koons are just some big names in artnet News’s breakdown of the art world’s titans. See part one, part two, and part three of our series.

Over the weekend, Sarah Cascone brought to light 12 female Abstract Expressionists you should know.

Caroline Elbaor told us why London-based Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu is on the rise.

Over in the Pacific, marooned shipping container artist Rebecca Moss finally docked in Tokyo, Japan after days at sea.

Fans of Andy Warhol may be happy to hear that Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is set to play the pop artist in an upcoming biopic.

Marina Abramović, "The Artist is Present" (2010), Museum of Modern Art, New York. Abramović's former partner Ulay joins her during her performance at her career retrospective.

Marina Abramović, The Artist is Present (2010). Courtesy Museum of Modern Art.

WORST
A court ordered Marina Abramović to pay former art collaborator and lover Ulay €250,000 ($280,000) in a case he leveled back in 2015.

On that note, news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce may put their art collection at risk. Here’s a peek inside their holdings.

In another instance of marital strife, actress Tara Subkoff is seeking millions in her divorce from artist Urs Fischer.

Meanwhile, Hili Perlson investigated a different, albeit equally emotional matter: the downsides of managing an artist’s estate.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced during her Emmy acceptance speech that her billionaire art collecting father William Louis-Dreyfus had died.


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