From ‘The Bachelor’ For Art Boys to a Cringeworthy New Trump Portrait: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week
Catch up on this week's news–fast.
Calling All Art Boys – A Facebook casting call reveals that NBC appears to be scouting for a new Bachelor-style TV series featuring arty men looking for love.
A Gallery’s Gift to a Museum – Dealer Andrea Rosen’s erstwhile gallery has donated its archives, a time capsule of the 1990s art scene and beyond, to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Desi Culture Goes Pop – The Canadian-Pakistani Instagram sensation Maria Qamar is infusing her pop art paintings with Desi-inspired millennial satire for her first solo gallery show.
ICA LA Sets an Example – The Los Angeles art museum has committed to converting entirely to solar energy—it’s just crowd-funding $25,000 to kick things off.
Alice Walker Speaks Out – The author spoke out against censoring the controversial George Washington murals in San Francisco, calling it an “ignorant” attempt to erase history.
A Poor Presidential Portrait – The pro-Trump artist John McNaughton created a new painting of the President, giving rise to an avalanche of mocking memes.
Don’t or Don’t Deaccession – More than 120 artists and industry professionals signed a letter decrying the di Rosa Collection’s plans to sell off its cache of post-war art from California.
Going, Going, Gone – Christie’s Asia chairwoman Rebecca Wei stepped down from her post after just eight months, signaling a potential downturn in the previously booming market.
Auto Sale Sputters – A Sotheby’s RM sale ended in financial wreckage after a technical malfunction and an auctioneer’s indecipherable accent derailed bidding on what the “first” Porsche.
This Ice Cream Makes Us Scream – The Museum of Ice Cream landed a permanent New York City space to continue its domination of the “big fun art” sector, despite providing no actual art.
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