From Hélio Oitcica’s Druggy ‘Delirium’ to Jane Austen’s Delicious Diss: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
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The Dallas Museum of Art wins this week; they kicked it off with a possibly world record-setting gathering of Frida Kahlo lookalikes. Later in the week, it was reported that the Texas-based institution had nabbed one of the coveted Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin-Themed Infinity Rooms.
Shining a light into the caves: UNESCO added six caves containing some of the world’s oldest art to its World Heritage List.
Brazilian artist Hélio Oitcica, the subject of a new retrospective at the Whitney, viewed his cocaine-dealing as an aesthetic statement. artnet News’s Ben Davis reviews the delirious new show.
Jane throws shade: a letter penned by Jane Austen dissing another writer’s work sold for more than $200,000 at Sotheby’s auction in London.
The father of surrealism will rise again! Dali’s body is set to be exhumed on July 20th, after a woman claiming to be the artist’s daughter was granted a court order.
Glafira Rosales was ordered to pay a whopping $81 million to victims of the Knoedler art-fraud scheme.
A disturbing video surfaced from artist Zanele Muholi, who documented her friend being pushed down a flight of stairs by an Airbnb host.
Bushwick Beats? These graffiti artists say that designer Vince Camuto’s new campaign is more like Bushwick Cheats.
Artificial Intelligence, indeed. Abstract art is apparently more “human” when computers create it.
There’s a pretty strange reason why Generation X author Douglas Coupland created a sculpture of van Gogh’s head for a Canadian vineyard.
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