From the Met’s Red (Hot) Carpet to Frieze-ing Randall’s Island: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Turner Prize 2017

The Turner Prize Shortlist: From left to right, Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi. Photos by Vanley Buke, Andrea Büttner, Edmund Blok, and GAJ, respectively.

BEST

The first Monday in May did not disappoint: our look at Rei Kawakuba, the creative maven of Comme de Garçons—and peek into the newly opened show at the Museum, along with highlights of the CdG-inspired red carpet affair.

The shortlist for the 2017 Turner Prize is long on years.

With fair season fully underway, get to know the woman behind next week’s 57th Venice Biennale. For more insight into “Viva Arte Viva,” check out the top 10 national pavilions, a rundown of satellite shows, and extra-curricular jaunts outside of the Floating City.

The New Museum is showcasing work by the dynamic collective RAGGA NYC, and it’s definitely worth a trip to the Bowery.

We’ll call it a coop deville—P.P.O.W.‘s booth at Frieze features special winged guests.

Missed the fairs? Check out the highlights in our guides to Frieze, Art New York/CONTEXT, and 1:54.

Left: Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich at the 2017 Met Gala. Still from Vimeo. Right: Anaïs de Contades, The New Rebellion Is Romantic. Courtesy of Sarah Cascone.

WORST

A painting by Alex Katz was swiped in broad daylight from a gallery in Munich.

Mark Bradford is taking the NYT to task for allegedly publishing pictures of his upcoming show in Venice, without his permission.

Detroit street artist Jordan Vaughn died after falling through a roof while working on a new piece.

After we reported on the right-wing proclivities of Red Bull’s CEO, we asked the artists: Is it enough that the company’s cultural programs give artists wiiiiiings?

Clothing optional? This week in performance art saw both a naked interloper at the Met Ball and a woman clad only in a canvas who was clearly Frieze-ing on Randall’s Island.

Brad Pitt is sculpting a new, more artistic persona.

Venice is banning kebabs and other fast-foods, to “preserve decorum.”

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