From Van Gogh Fever Sweeping the Nation to a Study About the Plight of Gallery Assistants: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week's news, fast.

Visitors attend the media preview of Imagine Van Goghat the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. (Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.)
Visitors attend the media preview of Imagine Van Goghat the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. (Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.)

BEST👍

Hallelujah, Corita Kent’s Studio Is Saved – The city of Los Angeles voted to save the artist nun’s studio from demolition, and will instead designate it as a landmark.

Invisible Art – An Italian artist has sold a sculpture that exists only in his imagination… for $18,000.

Reviving New York Culture – The Mellon Foundation is dispersing $125 million to help New York creatives get back to work.

On Your Marks, Get Set, Gogh – Van Gogh fever is sweeping the nation. Is an immersive Van Gogh coming to your state? We’ve got a guide to everywhere the post-Impressionist light shows are touching down.

Union Win at the Whitney – The Whitney Museum of American Art is the latest institution where workers have won the right to unionize. The museum said yes voluntarily.

Art Basel Is Back, Baby – The fair confirmed it will hold its marquee edition in Basel, Switzerland this September.

Eau de Van Gogh – The Van Gogh Museum is creating a perfume inspired by the artist’s famous paintings.

It’s Bad For Museums—But Not As Bad as We Thought – A new study revealed that only 15 percent of museums may close, instead of the previously projected 30 percent.

WORST👎

Report Revals Staggering Low Wages – In a report issued by Artnet News, gallery assistants reported earnings far less than what most would deem a “livable wage.”

Kaves Sues NYPD – The street artist says that the police department whitewashed his mural even though he had permission.

Black Wall Street Gallery Defaced Multiple Times – Vandals attacked the Soho gallery with white paint on the anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre.

China Shuts Down Show – An exhibition commemorating the horrific events of the Tiananmen Square protests was shut down in Hong Kong.


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