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

Featuring a gallery launch in LA to Vivienne Westwood's son burning punk memorabilia.

Vivienne Westwood.
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images.
Marina Abramovic in "The Method Space" in Athens Photo: by Panos Kokkinias

Marina Abramovic in “The Method Space” in Athens
Photo: Panos Kokkinias


Earlier this week, artnet News was able to catch up with Marina Abramovic, who’s bringing her method to a younger generation of performers in Athens.

Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York wrote an open letter to Donald Trump that won the favor of millions on Facebook.

Over on the west coast, Ben Davis weighed in on the triumphs and ambitions of Hauser, Wirth, and Schimmel’s opening in Los Angeles.

The latest to join the burgeoning gallery scene in London’s Mayfair neighborhood is Joseph Nahmad, who’s launching his own space this June.

At TEFAF, dealers reported that the fair saw strong sales in works ranging from medieval sculpture to contemporary paintings.

Vivienne Westwood.<br>Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images.

Vivienne Westwood.
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images.


Goethe Institut director Henrike Grohs was among the 16 victims killed in a horrific terrorist attack in the Ivory Coast.

The surgeon who saved Andy Warhol‘s life after a brutal shooting also passed this week.

To spite the Queen, Vivienne Westwood‘s son Jospeh Corré said he would burn his $7 million punk collection.

In another act of protest, street artist Blu destroyed 20 years of his own work in Bologna to protest an exhibition of street art removed from their original public locations.

Perhaps in a less destructive but equally troubling incident, five paintings by Francis Bacon were stolen from a private residence in Madrid.

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