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

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US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.
US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.

BEST
Love Donald Trump or hate him, he’s provoked an outpouring of expression, with 23 artists weighing in on the future as well as having their say on social media and creating works of art, from official to unsanctioned.

See what experts are saying about the art market after Trump’s win.

Leonardo da Vinci’s St. John the Baptist (1513) is back on view at the Louvre after a nine-month touch-up, and people aren’t happy about it.

And, if you like controversy and Old Masters, you can also head to Milan, where a recently unearthed painting, thought to be the long-lost second copy of Caravaggio’s masterpiece Judith Beheading Holofernes, is on view.

WORST
A high-level Sotheby’s executive abruptly left the auction house immediately prior to a major sale.

Also in bad news for Sotheby’s, the house posted a $54.5 million dollar loss in the third quarter.

For what must be the first time, a performance artist was roped into a historically ugly presidential contest when some members of the far-right learned that Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta had been invited to a dinner party by Marina Abramović, whom they took to be a witch.


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