From Dalí’s Exquisite Corpse to Brooklyn Beckham’s New Book: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Salvador Dali with Babou the ocelot, and cane (1965). Photo: Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer, © Library of Congress.


Designs for a new rainbow-infused LGBTQ Monument in NYC were revealed as Pride week came to an end.

Giving “exquisite corpse” a whole new meaning, a psychic won a court battle to have Salvadore Dalí’s body exhumed in a paternity suit. No, we’re not kidding.

No cameras? No problem. CNN dispatched a veteran courtroom artist to document the action at White House press briefings.

It’s a Frida fest at the Dallas Museum of Art as they try and set a record for the most Kahlo impersonators.

Highlights of the London auction sales: Christie’s racked up $190 million at the June 27 Impressionist Modern sale; Sotheby’s contemporary sale earned $79.9 million with American artists bringing in top lots, and Bonhams and Phillips had banner nights at their respective contemporary evening sales.

Forrest Fenn. Courtesy of Forrest Fenn.

Forrest Fenn. Courtesy of Forrest Fenn.


“Everything must go” at Auctionata: the once-promising art startup winds all the way down with an inventory-wide fire sale.

The Internet had a field day when Brooklyn Beckham, the 18-year-old son of Posh Spice and David Beckham, released a photography book.

In New Mexico, a hairbrained treasure hunt organized by eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn has fatal consequences.

Jimmie Durham is in seriously hot water with the Native community, who refute his claims to be a member of the Cherokee tribe.

Facebook is making creepy, animated videos to celebrate their hegemony.


Das Gelände Nantesbuch, Photo © Klaus Leidoff.

Das Gelände Nantesbuch, Photo © Klaus Leidoff.


The wealthiest woman in Germany opened a private museum in the Bavarian countryside.

Franz West’s heirs won a lawsuit filed regarding the late artist’s estate; this could mean changes to his eponymous foundation.

Creative Time is taking its Summit waaay uptown… to Canada.

Francois Pinault is planning a new museum in the former site of the Paris stock exchange; Julia Joern announced her departure from David Zwirner gallery

Turns out that $300 million Gaugin painting was sold for almost $100 million less, according to newly released documents.

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