From ‘Twin Peaks’ to Art Basel Sneakers: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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David Hockney's Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28th 1982. © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
David Hockney's Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28th 1982. © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
David Lynch as Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks: The Return. Photo courtesy Showtime.

David Lynch as Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks: The Return. Photo courtesy Showtime.

BEST

A new cookbook reveals how Tauba Auerbach is making salad great again—and calling out the selfishness of art flippers.

A Swedish professor sure taught thieves a lesson when he busted up an art-theft ring in Italy—top marks for crime fighting.

It’s happening again…again. Our national art critic peers into the trippy rabbit-hole of David Lynch’s art career and why it is key to understanding “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

Trained journalist Alexandra Bell is using the medium as the message, using public art to call out racial bias in journalism.

To get through the dog days of summer, “Happy Birthday Mr. Hockney” at the Getty is just one show on our list of the best international exhibitions opening in the coming months.

Adidas produced and promoted this fair-themed sneaker at the most recent Art Basel fair in Miami.

WORST

A look at the devastation wrought by ISIS on cultural heritage sites in the Middle East.

Nooses were discovered hanging outside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC this past week.

Swiss fair Art Basel (which opens in June) is kicking up a fuss over Adidas’ fair-themed sneakers.

Left: Sam Durant's Scaffold at the Walker Art Center, Right: Tom Megalis' Within 2 Seconds, The Shooting of Tamir Rice(2017).

Left: Sam Durant’s Scaffold at the Walker Art Center, Right: Tom Megalis’ Within 2 Seconds, The Shooting of Tamir Rice (2017).

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES 

Eungie Joo was appointed as curator of contemporary art at SFMoMA in a newly created position for the museum.

Artist Dan Colen is now represented by Upper East Side gallery Lévy Gorvy; his work is included in the “purely decorative” collection of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Lisson Gallery is closing its Milan outpost, focusing on New York and London spaces.

MoMA is getting a makeover, slowly but surely.

YOU DECIDE

Artist Tom Megalis’ painting of 12-year old Tamir Rice’s death was withdrawn from a juried exhibition in Pittsburgh, following public outcry.

Protests surrounding artist Sam Durant’s Scaffold artwork at the Walker Art Center led to the decision to ceremonially dismantle and burn the wooden structure, per an agreement between Native American leaders in Minnesota and the artist.


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