From the Discovery of an Ancient Cat Drawing to Marian Goodman Leaving London: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Catch up on this week's news, fast.

A feline figure has appeared in Peru's Nazca Lines, according to the Culture Ministry.


Next Generation Talent – Delphine Desane worked as a fashion stylist for years, but just made her first Vogue cover as a painter.

Price Check! – Art fairs’ online viewing rooms feature price listings, making the market more transparent. We keep track of what sold, and for how much at Frieze Masters and Frieze Online.

Hugo Prize 2020 – Brooklyn-based artist Deana Lawson won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize and $100,000 honorarium, the first photographer to receive the award.

UK Arts Get a Boost – Art institutions will get almost $100 million from the British government to help allay deficits caused by the global pandemic.

Rediscovery at the Met – An eagle-eyed visitor at the Met’s Jacob Lawrence exhibition realized that a panel thought to be missing was actually in her neighbor’s living room.

Brook Shields Dishes on Her Art Collection – Actress, model, and art aficionado Brooke Shields gives Artnet News an inside look at what she buys, where, and why.

Artists Report from Hong Kong – As China’s security law looms over Hong Kong, artists are becoming more creative about how, and what they show in their work.

An Impawssible Discovery – Researchers discovered a 2,000-year old cat drawing in Peru’s famed Nazca Lines that had been previously unseen due to climate and geographical conditions.

London Calling – Auctions in London had mixed results, with Sotheby’s selling Banksy’s ode to Monet, Phillips raking in big bucks for young artists, and Christie’s falling short.

A New Black Leadership Alliance – A group of Black museum trustees founded an alliance to push for important and long overdue changes to US arts institutions.


Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – The veteran art dealer announced the gallery’s London outpost will close and pivot to a more flexible strategy by the end of 2020.

Man Tries to Hawk Banksy – A man appeared on Antiques Roadshow to try and sell a Banksy work he found on the street, but instead he was duly chastened.

Vandals Strike German Museums – More than 70 artworks across museums in Berlin were doused in an oily substance. Officials are speculating the perpetrators have ties to right-wing conspiracy theorists.

Art Dealer Leaves Estate to Deli – A wealthy Upper East Side art dealer left his multimillion dollar estate to a Queens deli owner who cared for him, but now the dealer’s family wants to fight.

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