The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

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Courtesy of Time.
Courtesy of Time.

BEST

Time Magazine lists more art stars than in years past on its annual report of the 100 Most Influential People.

artnet News caught up with the captivating young curator bringing art to Puerto Rico with a new fair.

If so inclined, you can find culture at Coachella, and green-themed exhibitions around the country.

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art will open its inaugural exhibition on May 4, despite not yet having a permanent location.

Herstorians rejoice! Wikipedia’s Feminist Edit-a-Thon added 6,500 more Women to its database.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES 

Jeffrey Grove joins Sean Kelly Gallery, after a long stint in the nonprofit sector.

The revolving door of Christie’s and Sotheby’s employees continues, with Marc Porter returning to the former after less than three months with the latter.

May Xue stepped down as the CEO of China’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, UCCA’s founders Guy and Myriam Ullens, are still on the hunt for a buyer.

Looking to relocate? Want to work in the arts? Here’s what you need to know.

Hermann Nitsch. Image Courtesy the artist.

WORST

After a storied career depicting urban African American life, portraitist Barkley Hendricks died this week at age 72.

We spy a lawsuit! Instagram-happy visitors from the Tate Modern’s viewing deck have prompted nearby flat-dwellers to sue the museum, ratcheting up their efforts for privacy, after former director of Tate, Nicholas Serota, told them to “get net curtains.”

McDonalds used graffiti in a new ad without the artists’ permission. They are so not lovin’ it.

What’s your beef, Hermann? Another artist is in the doghouse for using dead animals—the entire carcass of a slaughtered bull this time—as material for his controversial artwork.

While Damien Hirst’s animals can’t be revived, the market for his work may rise again. Here’s why.

A New York City teenager’s painting was vandalized at the Met’s Education Center.

Alec Baldwin’s lawsuit against Mary Boone will proceed to trial. The actor alleges that the gallery sent him a different painting than the one he purchased in 2010.


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