Last Week’s Best Party: Rob Pruitt’s joint openings at Gavin Brown and Maccarone Galleries, marked by videos of dancing pandas, Chloë Sevigny, and car tires full of candy.
Next Week’s Best Party: Pace’s 50th Anniversary fete, Sept. 16, a five-gallery extravaganza that will close down Chelsea streets with a block party.
Winner of the Week: Pipilotti Rist, whose vivid, giddy show at Luring Augustine is winning the kind of raves usually reserved for artists already in art history texts.
Loser of the Week: London art-goers, who saw Charles Saatchi’s plans to open a London Museum of Contemporary Art starring his own collection run aground.
Most Unfortunate Show (sadly, a lot of competition for that this fall): It’s Dale Chihuly at Marlborough, also opening Sept. 16. Isn’t there a casino this stuff is supposed to be in?