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The best and worst of the art world this week


Art dealers are optimistic – Nearly half of art dealers polled in a new report say their incomes exceeded expectations in 2021, despite lingering problems with the pandemic.

The Frida experience – In the wake of Van Gogh’s international immersive experiences, Frida Kahlo is now receiving the star treatment.

Art for a good cause – Rashid Johnson and Cecily Brown are just two of the leading artists auctioning works at Christie’s to help fight fossil fuels.

A new museum has a new employee – Museum curator and administrator Isolde Brielmaier will head the New Museum as deputy director.

The fair will continue – Art Basel in Switzerland has announced its list of exhibitors for September, with some surprise galleries having dropped out.

Kanye’s affinity for album covers – In Nate Freeman’s latest Wet Paint column (😭), the scribe delves deeply into Ye’s obscure choice for his new album cover.

The detective digs up more treasures – An amateur metal detector has made his second historic discovery in less than a year, this time unearthing a treasure trove of Viking treasures.

Museum suspends disposal plan – After mass protests, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is reconsidering its plans to sell works of art.

The meaning of Huguette Caland – As the artist is celebrated at the Drawing Center, Ben Davis asks what it means that the daughter of Lebanon’s first prime minister is also one of the country’s most famous artists.

Art dealer among those killed in German floods – Fluxus champion and art dealer Inge Baecker was killed in the devastating flash floods that ravaged Germany.

MoMA, no more problems – MoMA employees say that despite the end of 10 weeks of protests, tensions are high and jobs are still precarious.

UK cuts funding for the arts – The UK is cutting funding for the arts in higher education by 50% and instead devoting those funds to science and medicine.

Pornhub faces museum lawsuits – The Louvre and the Uffizi are threatening to sue Pornhub for using works of art without their permission.

An art restorer arrested – British art restorer Neil Perry Smith has been arrested for his alleged role in a $ 143 million smuggling ring.

More Cuban artists detained – Cuban artist Tania Bruguera is the latest to be taken from her home for participating in anti-Communist protests in her home country.

Vax pass required for cultural visits – France now requires visitors to prove they are vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter museums.

Conservatives are quitting en masse – Two Spanish academics resigned this week to protest the MACBA’s recent sacking of two senior conservatives.

The revamps of the art fair continue – Frieze senior executive Rebecca Ann Siegel will step down from her post at the art fair as the company experiences a reshuffle.

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