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

The best of Basel, plus Anish Kapoor vandalism and top photo collectors.

Ai Weiwei, Stacked at Art Basel. Photo:Instagram/@alexandracoorssen

BEST
The best of Basel: boothsBeyoncé, and a certain bad boy art dealer who’s back on the scene.

Photography is a hot commodity, thanks to high-profile collectors like Elton John and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The multi-billion dollar art collection that belongs to Qatar’s Al-Thani family may be getting its own museum in Doha called the Art Mill.

Peter Brant and Leonardo DiCaprio go big or go home on the first preview day of Art Basel.

How do we get more women artists into major museums? Just ask female-only art collector Valeria Napoleone.

Milo Moire. Photo: Peter Palm

Milo Moire.
Photo: Peter Palm

WORST
We knew art fairs were a meat market, but this is beyond bad. Naked performance artist Milo Moiré strikes again.

Tino Sehgal delivers a truly pretentious and self-important talk with Tina Brown at a private event in Basel during Art Basel hosted by Daphne Guinness.

Anish Kapoor‘s controversial sculpture Dirty Corner got an unwelcome message from a vandal.

The Louvre is in hot water for allegedly discriminating against a group of Israeli university students.

And it turns out that robbing banks will land you in jail, even if it is the name of art. Just ask former MIT professor Joseph Gibbons.


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