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

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Damien Hirst and Larry Gagosian were close even during their separation; they're shown here in 2013.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.
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Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (1503–1517). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

BEST
Experts believe the Mona Lisa may have been Leonardo‘s same-sex lover, Salai.

Larry Gagosian is marking Damien Hirst‘s grand return to his gallery with a booth of the artist’s work at Frieze New York.

On the West Coast, the San Francisco art scene is getting a $300 million boost from SFMOMA.

David Geffen recently gifted the New York institution a smooth $100 million.

Across the pond, we identified the best Art Brussels Booths this year.

Perry Rubenstein==LACMA Presents ÒThe UnMaskingÓ Ð The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion Opening Gala==Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Ca==September 25, 2010==©Patrick McMullan==Photo Ð DAVID CROTTY/patrickmcmullan.com== ==

Perry Rubenstein at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2010. Courtesy DAVID CROTTY/patrickmcmullan.com.

WORST
News of Prince’s death last Thursday broke hearts the world over and inspired numerous tributes. Now, his Minnesota home and studio will become a museum for fans.

In New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced massive cutbacks to counter their $10 million deficit.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, art dealer Perry Rubenstein was arrested on fraud charges.

Photographer Steve McCurry‘s studio assistant pleaded guilty in the theft of works including a print of the famous Afghan Girl.

A new study suggests that artists share a number of traits with psychopaths.


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