From Anna Delvey’s Art Pop Up to the Underground Museum’s Sudden Shuttering: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news, fast.
Bonhams Goes Boston – The auction house bought Boston-based Skinner Auctions as part of its “local to global strategy.”
Met Names Architect for Revamped Wing – Mexican architect Frida Escobedo will helm the museum’s $500 million renovation of the modern and contemporary wing.
Turns Out, Little Kids Made Prehistoric Paintings – Apparently, your kids really could make rock art, as a new study shows that’s exactly who was responsible for much of ancient art.
Bored Ape Owners Buy Major NFT Projects – The BAYC founders just scooped up CryptoPunks and Meebits, making them the biggest players in the crypto-art space, by far.
Art-World Insiders Launch NFT Space – Nato Thompson’s new project Artwrld features works by Walid Raad, Shirin Neshat, Mel Chin, and others.
Anna Delvey: (Con) Artist – A Basquiat forger teamed up with the convicted socialite scammer for a pop-up show in NYC’s East Village.
Oldenburg Returns to NYC – A giant gardening trowel courtesy of Claes Oldenburg and his late wife Coosje van Bruggen is touching down in Rockefeller Center this Spring.
Sarcophagus Under the Cathedral – Workers rebuilding Notre Dame stumbled upon a mysterious sarcophagus underneath the famed Paris cathedral.
Attack at the Museum – A disgruntled former member of the Museum of Modern Art attacked two front-desk workers on Saturday afternoon, and was apprehended in Philadelphia by local police by Tuesday.
Auction Houses Cancel Russian Sales En Masse – Bonhams, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s have all axed their upcoming sales as Putin continues to wage war in Ukraine.
Tate Cuts Ties – The London-based museum severed ties with Viktor Vekselberg and Petr Aven, two recently-sanctioned oligarchs.
China’s Museums Close, Yet Again – As a new surge of coronavirus cases spreads through China, museums in Shanghai and Shenzhen are closing once again.
Beloved L.A. Museum Shutters – The much-loved Underground Museum, founded by the late artist Noah Davis, is closing abruptly.
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