From Notre Dame’s Dramatic Reopening to More Activists Gluing Themselves to Art: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

From Notre Dame’s Dramatic Reopening to More Activists Gluing Themselves to Art: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Notre Dame sets reopening date – The beloved cathedral will reopen in time for the 2024 Olympics, following the devastating 2019 fire.

IRL Art Trumps NFTs – Damien Hirst’s year-long experiment has ended, and the results prove that buyers would rather hold physical artworks than digital tokens.

Ukrainian women rally behind first lady – After an outpouring of criticism for a photo shoot of Ukraine’s first lady, women are rallying around Olena Zelenska with a viral hashtag.

Hollein gets a promotion – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director, Max Hollein, will also assume the role of CEO in the wake of Dan Weiss’ departure.

CryptoPunk Gems Help Recover NFT Market – Following Tiffany & Co.’s announcement that it would make custom necklaces for owners of the popular NFT, trading increased by 2,200 percent.

A glimpse into the past – A trove of recently rediscovered photos show a young woman’s journey to post-war South Korea, providing a snapshot of the country’s modernization.

Conceptual artist claims to be suiting – Italian Federico Clapis has claimed to be the famous artist, who is the creator of some of the most expensive NFTs ever.

Heir Not-So-Public – Family members of late outsider artist Henry Darger are locked in a court battle with the artist’s former owners over control of the lucrative paintings.

Police seize art from ‘Putin’s Palace’ architect – Italy’s tax police have seized more than $144 million in assets from Lanfranco Cirillo, the architect who designed the infamous estate known as “Putin’s Palace,” as part of an investigation into alleged tax fraud.

Activists glued themselves to another piece of art – Following a rash of protesters literally applying themselves to paintings, members of the climate activist group Ultima Generazione glued themselves to an Umberto Boccioni sculpture in Italy.

Design Miami cancels first Paris show – Just weeks before it was due to open its first edition in the French capital, Design Miami canceled the show, citing security fears.

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