Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories For November 3–7

Beyonce and Jay Z's arty Halloween costumes, a Banksy mystery, and more.

Beyoncé.Photo via: Twitter.
Beyoncé.
Photo via: Twitter.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, in ParisPhoto: ©Iwan Baan

Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris
Photo: ©Iwan Baan

As a Museum, Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris Disappoints Me
artnet News editor-in-chief Benjamin Genocchio visits the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and leaves greatly disappointed.

Could Banksy Be a Woman?
Is the art world’s biggest mystery just a classic case of misdirection? Maybe.

Banksy Girl with a Pierced Eardrum (2014)  Photo: Banksy

Banksy Girl with a Pierced Eardrum (2014)
Photo: Banksy

Ronald Lauder Warns of Lawsuit “Avalanche” Over Gurlitt Collection
If the collector philanthropist is to be believed, the Kunstmuseum Bern better brace itself if it plans on accepting a trove of Gurlitt-owned artworks, which includes pieces by Henri Matisse, Otto Dix, and Marc Chagall.

Beyoncé and Jay Z Dressed as Frida Kahlo and Basquiat for Halloween
Bey didn’t quite nail the brows, but Jay’s hair is on point.

Who Are The Top 100 Most Collectible Living Artists for November 2014?
See who beat out Koons for first place.

Russians Remove iPhone Statue in Protest Over Gay Apple CEO
If you’re wondering why there was an iPhone statue to begin with, you are not alone.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Portrait of an elderly man (1512)Photo via: Wikipedia

Leonardo Da Vinci, Portrait of an elderly man (1512)
Photo via: Wikipedia

Why Was Leonardo’s Self-portrait Hidden from Hitler?
Legend has it that the 500-year-old red chalk portrait has magical powers that grant great strength to those who lay eyes on it.

Artist Censored After Artwork With Daughter Branded As Paedophilia
More sad censorship news from France.

A sign formerly at Tacheles's entrance Photo: Victor Grigas via Wikimedia Commons

A sign formerly at Tacheles’s entrance
Photo: Victor Grigas via Wikimedia Commons

Berlin’s Legendary Tacheles Art Squat Purchased for €150 Million
Gentrification isn’t just a New York story.

What Are the Star Lots of the New York Fall Auctions?
If you happen to have an extra $30 million or so lying around, here are some excellent ways to spend it.

 


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