From Frieze’s Triumphant Return to Kim Kardashian’s Looted Art: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week's news, fast.

Frieze returns! And of course, it rained. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Frieze returns! And of course, it rained. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

BEST👍

Frieze Frame – After 14 months, the show finally went on! Read dispatches from Frieze, including the best fashion, early sales, a Beeple sighting, and Frieze Prize winner Precious Okoyomon’s poetic performance.

Extraterrestrial Spirits – Christie’s is selling a bottle of wine that spent 14 months on the International Space Station.

The New Art Fair Etiquette – Art fairs are back, and so is navigating social situations (while wearing masks and social distancing).

Art Detective on the Trail – Artnet News’s newest member, veteran reporter Katya Kazakina, joins the Art Angle podcast to discuss how she nabs her impressive scoops.

Delving Into Warhol – The Brooklyn Museum is planning a show exploring Andy Warhol’s Catholicism, and the role it played in his art.

Turner Prize Names Nominees – The shortlist for the prestigious art prize is comprised entirely of five socially engaged art collectives for the first time ever.

Mummy Dearest – Archaeologists discovered the only known example of a pregnant mummy as part of the Warsaw Mummy Project.

Vision and Justice on View – Frieze New York has a special section devoted to the Vision and Justice Initiative with a slate of programs and events.

Artists Unite to Support India – Artists are selling prints to raise funds for Mission Oxygen to help those in urgent need in India.

WORST👎

Activists Blocked From Museum – Activists at MoMA protesting against toxic philanthropy were blocked from the museum in a clash that ended in violence.

Kardashian’s Booty – Kim Kardashian must forfeit a Roman sculpture she bought from Axel Vervoordt gallery in 2016 after experts rule it was looted from Italy.

Eli Broad Has Died – Collector Eli Broad died at the age of 87, leaving behind a legacy of philanthropy and the Broad Foundation in Los Angeles, which he founded with his wife, Edythe.


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