Art World Cheat Sheet: Richard Prince, Barbra Streisand, and Career Advice From Top Art World Women

Catch up on this week's most popular art news.

Richard Prince, "New Portraits" at Gagosian Gallery. Installation view.

Richard Prince, “New Portraits” at Gagosian Gallery. Installation view.

TOP ART WORLD WOMEN SHARE SECRETS TO SUCCESS
We polled 62 of the most successful women in the art world, including Anne Pasternak, RoseLee Goldberg, Lisa Phillips, and Victoria Siddall on how they got to where they are today. If you’re looking for career advice or just want to be inspired by some truly impressive people, check out: 62 Women Share Their Secrets to Art World Success: Part One and Part Two.

PADDY JOHNSON WEIGHS IN ON RICHARD PRINCE CONTROVERSY
When Richard Prince exhibited the first iteration of his now-infamous “New Portraits” series at Gagosian in October, columnist Paddy Johnson weighed in with the opinion that the works were both conceptually and aesthetically barren as well as blatantly sexist. As the saga continues in the aftermath of their exhibition at Frieze, let’s remember why, exactly, Richard Prince Sucks. Johnson also shared with artnet News some of her new opinions on this week’s most controversial story: Paddy Johnson On Why Richard Prince Sucks, Again.

SUICIDE GIRLS RESPOND TO RICHARD PRINCE
Speaking of Richard Prince, the ladies behind SuicideGirls, the famous alternative pin-up community, gave the appropriation artist a taste of his own medicine this week by reproducing his reproduction of a photo from their Instagram and selling it on their website for just $90—a fraction of Prince’s $90,000 price tag. Read the full story: Payback for Richard Prince as Models Re-appropriate Stolen Instagram Images and Sell Them for $90, and learn more about the history of SuicideGirls: Who Are the Suicide Girls? Inside the Nude Pin-Up Community That Trolled Richard Prince.

Barbra Streisand. Photo: courtesy Barbra Streisand, via Twitter.

Barbra Streisand.
Photo: courtesy Barbra Streisand, via Twitter.

BARBRA STREISAND DONATES JOHN SINGER SARGENT TO LACMA 
Oscar-winning actress and icon Barbra Streisand has announced plans to make a generous donation to LACMA in the form of an eight-foot-tall oil painting by John Singer Sargent. Streisand’s plans to donate the 1901 piece, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward and Victor, came through a Sony email leak. What does the museum have to say about the generous gift? Find out: Barbra Streisand Donates Priceless John Singer Sargent to LACMA.

SEAN PARKER BOUGHT AI WEIWEI SCULPTURE FOR $4.4 MILLION
Sean Parker, Napster founder, founding president of Facebook, and person once portrayed on film by Justin Timberlake, reportedly dropped a cool $4.4 million on an Ai Weiwei sculpture last February at Phillips London. What’s more, it sounds like Parker was advised to buy the 2010 sculpture Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by none other than notorious art flipper Stefan Simchowitz. How did Simco respond to our inquiry about the transaction? You won’t want to miss this: 37-Year-Old Tech Billionaire Sean Parker Shells Out $4.4 Million for Ai Weiwei Sculpture.

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