artnet News Cheat Sheet
Top 10 art world stories of the week (June 9–13).
Marcel Lazar Lehel, best known for his work as “Guccifier,” the hacker who revealed George W. Bush’s flourishing painting practice to the world, was sentenced to four years in jail by a Romanian court.
Coline Milliard got an early taste of Marina Abramović’s latest feat of durational performance art, 512 Hours, at London’s Serpentine Gallery, coming away skeptical of the artist’s ability to conjure the kind of intensity that made her 2010 performance at MoMA such a success.
Christian Viveros-Fauné visited the new Larry Clark show at New York’s Luhring Augustine, likening the experience of looking at his paintings, photos, and collages of nude boys to “being put in a room with some creepy uncle’s capsized box of teener porn.”
The UK’s National Trust authenticated a new Rembrandt self-portrait, the institution’s first work by the Dutch master, which had been sitting in storage in Buckland Abbey. Thanks to its new attribution, Alexander Forbes reported, the painting is now appraised at $50 million.
According to certain art market observers, the fast-rising market for Peter Doig has put the painter in position to dethrone Damien Hirst as Britain’s most expensive living artist.
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