The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

Featuring Armory Week madness and Leonardo DiCaprio's golden statue.

Anish Kapoor. Photo: Patrick McMullan.
Romina de Novellis, The Cage (2016). Photo: Rain Embuscado for artnet News.

Romina de Novellis, The Cage (2016).
Photo: Rain Embuscado for artnet News.

BEST
In honor of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s big Oscar win, take a peek inside his impressive art collection.

Happy Armory Week! Let Christian Viveros-Fauné regale you with tales of the worst art fair ideas ever.

Speaking of the Armory Show, have a look at all the action inside this year’s fair. There’s even an appearance by celebrity collector Neil Patrick Harris! Oh, and a whole lot of sales.

While you’re at it, check out the ADAA Art Show, SCOPE, PULSE, Independent, VOLTA, and Spring/Break.

And just in case you weren’t already, here are seven reasons to get excited about the Tate Modern‘s upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe show.

Anish Kapoor Photo: Patrick McMullan.

Anish Kapoor
Photo: Patrick McMullan.

WORST
Artists are angry with Anish Kapoor for hoarding the rights to Vantablack, the “blackest black” pigment in the world.

Ben Davis on how the Met Breuer botched its historic, hotly-anticipated first show.

Christie’s has filed a complaint against mega-collector Jose Mugrabi for $32.1 million over a Jean-Michel Basquiat canvas for which the auction house claims they were never paid.

Meanwhile, on York Avenue, the mass exodus from Sotheby’s continues, with Europe chairman Henry Wyndham jumping ship this week.

Things aren’t rosy at Bonhams either: the auction house laid off Hong Kong head Magnus Renfrew along with seven other staffers this week.


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