From Jim Carrey’s Questionable Art to Gerhard Richter’s Bumpy Flight: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Check out our weekly rundown of the art world's highs and lows—in one minute.

Jim Carrey at work in his studio in the documentary I Needed Color. Screenshot courtesy of Signature Gallery Group.
Jim Carrey at work in his studio in the documentary I Needed Color. Screenshot courtesy of Signature Gallery Group.

BEST

The madcap journey of Andy Warhol‘s $3 million Brillo Box hits the small screen in a new HBO documentary.

More than 400 photographs from MoMA’s collection will go to auction at Christie’s, including works by Ansel Adams and Man Ray.

John Currin’s ethereal painting of It girl Jennifer Lawrence is one of four covers for Vogue‘s hotly anticipated September issue.

Two haunting sketches found buried in a London antiques shop turned out to be genuine works by Alberto Giacometti.

Six months in, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Open Access photo-sharing initiative has been a rousing success for the institution’s digital operation.

A guerilla artist projected images of Vladimir Putin onto Donald Trump’s Soho Hotel in New York, highlighting the president’s alleged ties to Russia.

Tom Franco at the exhibition "Pipe Brothers: Tom and James Franco" at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. Courtesy of the artist/the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center.

Tom Franco at the exhibition “Pipe Brothers: Tom and James Franco” at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. Courtesy of the artist/the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center.

WORST

Martin Roth, former director of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, passed away on Sunday. He is credited with bringing the museum to its current glory with acclaimed shows like “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”

Forgers have a strange and insatiable appetite for copying Modigliani’s masterpieces.

James Franco and his brother Tom are chasing pipe dreams at a new gallery show.

Jim Carrey waxes passionate about painting in a new mini documentary, but at least one critic gives The Mask actor an F.

Turbulence in the art market! Christie’s is suing Delta Airlines over a Gerhard Richter painting that was allegedly damaged on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.

Adam Conover, the comedian from Adam Ruins Everything, aims to do just that in a viral video slamming the art market. Our own Brian Boucher tells you what he got right—and wrong.

What the cluck? In an act of protest, an artist floated a 30-foot-tall inflatable chicken bearing a striking resemblance to Donald Trump over the White House.


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