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

Catch up on what you missed.

David Bowie with Peter Howson’s Croatian and Muslim (1994). Photograph: Richard Young/Rex Features.
David Bowie with Peter Howson’s Croatian and Muslim (1994). Photograph: Richard Young/Rex Features.

BEST
It was a close call for artist Will Kurtz, whose artwork of trash was mistakenly thrown into an actual garbage dispenser. Luckily, Brooke Shields came to the rescue and saved his valuable work.

To partake in the fandom that has taken over the digital world (and the lives of almost every teenager and young adult), we decided to play Pokemon Go at MoMA.

On the heels of Katharina Grosse‘s wildly successful outdoor installation in the Rockaways, Gagosian Gallery announced that it’s adding the artist to its star-studded roster.

With over 3,000 volunteers stripping for artist Spencer Tunick‘s latest project, we rounded up some incredible images of the Hull photo shoot.

As David Bowie‘s private art collection heads to auction, fans of Ziggy Stardust will get a chance to see the works he collected, which include pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, and Damien Hirst.

The painting in question depicts a desert landscape. Photo: ARIS Title ‏@ARIS_ArgoGroup via Twitter.

The painting in question depicts a desert landscape. Photo: ARIS Title ‏@ARIS_ArgoGroup via Twitter.

WORST
In a strange case involving the authentication of a disputed painting, a court is ordering artist Peter Doig to prove that he did not produce the work in question.

A year after Olivier Thomas was accused of stealing three Picasso works from Picasso’s step-daughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay, the dealer is once again under investigation as new evidence emerges in the case.

Gina DiSabatino has been locked in a grueling divorce proceeding with her art-dealing husband Frederic Bouin, and she’s bringing the Nahmad family into the mix with hopes of throwing them in jail.

Following the recent attack at an Istanbul’s airport, UNESCO has decided to expand the World Heritage List to include new sites that will amp up security and preservation measures.

On that note, if you plan on traveling this summer to see some art, check out these tips on how to save yourself from humiliation.


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