artnet News Cheat Sheet

The top 10 art world stories of the week (May 19–23).

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An image from Richard Prince's Instagram feed. Via @richardprince4/Instagram.

VIEWERS CHOICE
Because, let’s face, we’re all Instagram addicts, Cait Munro tracked down the 15 best artists to follow on the photo-centric social network, from the king of selfies, Ai Weiwei, and the ringleader of weirdness, Rob Pruitt, to the endless source of cars and scantily-clad women that is Richard Prince‘s Instagram feed (see above).

CRIME
Artist Lee Wen was hospitalized while visiting Hong Kong for Art Basel in Hong Kong, allegedly because he was attacked and beaten. The artist had just given a talk in which he bemoaned the Chinese government’s censorship practices, though some suggest that the artist’s ill health may actually just have fallen over.

CRITICAL
Ben Davis visited the New Museum and spent some time in Roberto Cuoghi’s Assyrian chamber of sorrows, which, he says, may well be more instructive about a certain type of contemporary art-making than about the music of ancient Assyria.

PROTEST
Protesters demonstrated outside the Dia Art Foundation’s offices in Chelsea over the institution’s Carl Andre retrospective, spilling chicken blood and innards at the building’s doorstep in homage to a performance by Andre’s late wife, Ana Mendieta, whom many believe Andre murdered.

ITINERARY
Alexander Forbes went to Austria and selected seven stand-out shows at Vienna’s galleries, from Ursula Mayer‘s bulbous glass sculptures at Galerie Krobath to Deborah Sengl‘s uncanny puppy sculpture at Galerie Ernst Hilger.

HOT TIPS
With Art Basel around the corner and London’s spring auctions on the horizon, Coline Milliard asked UK dealers to recommend 10 emerging artists who they consider to be smart investments.

NEWS TO KNOW
Fire at Larry Gagosian’s Hamptons Estate

Spain’s Recently Discovered Van Gogh a Fake

Credit Suisse Went “Undercover” at Art Basel to Recruit Tax Evaders

Juliette Binoche Learned to Paint Like Pollock for New Role

Florida Pastor Gets Jail Time for Fake Damien Hirsts


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