The Best & Worst of the Art World This Week

Six forecasts for 2022 – Gray market screenwriter Tim Schneider fleshes out six predictions about what’s to come in the art market this year.

The court erases the overturning of statues – Four activists who knocked down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston have been cleared of criminal charges in a UK court.

Year in review – What trends have defined the art world of 2021? Artnet News National art critic Ben Davis breaks it down, from “all immersive” to mass unionization.

Virginie finds a home for Confederate statues – After much discussion, the state appears ready to relocate the Confederate statues to a local black history museum.

The Weeknd Art Collection – What does the musician collect? We decoded his treasure trove of fashionable art.

OpenSea secures mega-valuation – The NFT market raised additional funding of $ 300 million, bringing its value to $ 13.3 billion.

Could Margate be the new Marfa? – Tracey Emin has announced that she is opening an art school in the UK seaside town, where she is also building a museum for her work.

Scientists digitally undress mummy – A team of radiologists used CT scans to examine under the envelopes of a mummy, revealing long-buried secrets while keeping it intact.

Interested buyers only – A new NFT platform founded by a Christie’s rainmaker aims to eliminate lint by requiring bidders to have a basic knowledge of artists.

Court dismisses trial for baby Nirvana – The former baby who was immortalized on Nirvana’s album cover has had her lawsuit alleging child exploitation dismissed in a California court.

Museums close as staff suffer – A large number of American institutions have been forced to close because of the Covid cases which have killed staff.

Depressed dealer bemoans stolen monkeys – A viral tweet from art dealer Todd Kramer announcing the theft of his NFTs… is now an NFT.

Serrano’s scathing film – The artist’s first film addresses the January 6 insurgency and Trump’s toxic legacy.

Artists denounce censorship of Israeli museums – Dozens of artists want their work removed from a museum exhibit in protest against an Israeli mayor who forced the institution to remove art he claimed offensive to Jerusalem.

Italy ax McDonald’s at an ancient site – Italy has forced a halt to construction of a Mickey D location that is slated to open near the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome.

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