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

We bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Nicole Eisenman, Biergarten (2007)Collection Bobbi and Stephen Rosenthal, Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Nicole Eisenman, Biergarten (2007)
Collection Bobbi and Stephen Rosenthal, Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

BEST:
Brian Boucher
 identified the best 11 booths NADA New York had to offer this year.

Meanwhile, Ben Davis reviewed Nicole Eisenman‘s punk provocations at the New Museum.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa set an auction record for Jean-Michel Basquiat, but he didn’t stop there.

A London cab driver sold a $58 painting for $133,500 at auction.

In kind, an art-loving French mechanic snagged an original Renoir painting for $700 at an online auction.

Megumi Igarashi and her lawyers pose with a sign reading “a part is not guilty” in front of the Tokyo District Court on May 9, 2016. Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images.

Megumi Igarashi and her lawyers pose with a sign reading “a part is not guilty” in front of the Tokyo District Court on May 9, 2016. Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images.

WORST:
A Tokyo court found ‘vagina kayak’ artist Megumi Igarashi guilty of obscenity.

It was a bleak night for Sotheby’s Impressionist Modern Sale, fetching a mere $144 million while a third of the artworks failed to find buyers.

In the latest instance of selfies-gone-wrong, a 126-year-old statue in Lisbon was destroyed in a tourist’s botched effort to snap a photo.

Julian Schnabel, on the other hand, won’t be taking selfies with Larry Gagosian anytime soon, as the artist burned the bridge on his way to Pace Gallery.

Well-known art dealer Robert Mnuchin‘s son Steven has been announced as Donald Trump‘s money man.


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