From Basquiat at the Barclays Center to That Weird Wall Street Gorilla Sculpture: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
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Vienna Museums Strip Down – In an effort to skirt social media censorship, Vienna’s museums joined OnlyFans to show nude art.
Basquiat at the Barclays Center – Before it hits the auction block at Christie’s, Andy Warhol’s portrait of Basquiat will be on view at the Brooklyn arena.
Judy Chicago On Air – As her retrospective takes place in San Francisco, Judy Chicago joined the Art Angle podcast to discuss how to build a successful, lasting career.
Hidden in Plain Sight – Curators tending to a work on paper by Arshile Gorky discovered a whole other work hidden behind the original.
Who Made the List? – We asked curators, advisors, and auction house bigwigs to tell us which artists they’re watching in the years to come.
JR Takes Egypt – The French artist has created an illusory work for the first contemporary art show at the Giza pyramids in Egypt.
Christian Siriano at Home – The fashion designer spoke to Artnet News about finding inspiration in his personal art collection.
Art Cologne Cuts Prices – The German fair is slashing booth prices by one third to help defray costs for participating galleries.
Crypto Collective Buys Album – A Cryptocurrency Collective paid $4 million for Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album.
Zwirner Gets a Cache of af Klint – The dealer received a treasure trove of watercolors by the mystical artist, and is offering them up to an institution.
Bow Down to Our New Robot Museum Overlords – A look at some of the extreme hype around Chaperone, an award-winning museum app that claims it can “do everything, for everyone, everywhere.”
Denver Museum To Return Looted Works – The Pandora Papers revealed that four of the Denver Art Museum’s antiquities were obtained illegally, and will be returned to Cambodia.
Former Faculty Member Sues California College of the Arts – Artist J.D. Beltran says she was fired after exposing the institution’s alleged mishandling of funds.
Artist Says Expo Stole His Work – Artist eL Seed says that his calligraphic script was copied without permission and used at the Tunisian Pavilion at Dubai’s Expo 2020.
Robot Detained – The artist robot Ai-Da was detained trying to enter Egypt for an art show because officials thought she was a spy.
Gorilla Art as Guerrilla Art? – In yet another ill-advised marketing ploy, a company has installed a massive gorilla sculpture opposite Charging Bull to comment on the “bananas” economy.
Volta Backs Out of Debut Fair – The art fair has scrapped its plans to debut an edition at Miami Basel after mounting issues with scheduling and restrictions.
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