From Seth Rogen’s New Art Career to the Death of Pop Painter Joyce Pensato: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news—fast.
Art Fair Squad Secrets – Two major gallery directors dish on what it takes to successfully navigate the internationally proliferating art fair circuit.
Barbados to Celebrate Bad Girl RiRi – The island’s prime minister wants to open a museum dedicated to pop star and beauty mogul Rihanna.
Frida’s Voice on Record – You can now hear Frida Kahlo singing and chatting in Spanish, thanks to an audio recording recently discovered in Mexico’s national sound library.
Stingel’s Star Turn – The Italian-born artist is hotter than ever, with a major Swiss show and skyrocketing market status.
A-Rod to Sell Paintings at Phillips – The Yankee player is selling works at the auction house’s London outpost in order to start a new collection with his fiancée, J. Lo.
Digital Sales Yield Cold Hard Cash – David Zwirner’s virtual selling platform helped the gallery sell millions to savvy collectors at the VIP opening of Art Basel in Switzerland.
Seth Rogen Is Now a Sculptor – The actor and fan of herbal infusions has begun a career as a ceramicist, proudly displaying his hand-crafted ashtrays on social media.
Joyce Pensato Has Died – The pop artist with an outsized personality who was heralded as a “painter’s painter” for her sinister take on cartoons have died at age 78.
Hong Kong’s Political Protests – The fight against the threat to civil liberties has seeped into the art world as institutions close in solidarity with protesters.
The Guggenheim Grind – The latest museum with staff pushing to unionize is the Guggenheim in New York, where workers say they’re being treated unfairly.
A #MeToo Survivor Cries Foul – Andrea Bowers’s installation at Art Basel was the subject of an internet outcry after one of the #MeToo victims said she didn’t give permission for her name and photo to be used.
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