The 60-Second Art World

 

Winner of the Week: Yoko Ono, who seems to be on a campaign to be the hipster set’s Betty White, is everywhere. Her works are on view at MoMA, on the Las Vegas strip, and Lady Gaga joined her onstage in L.A. last weekend at a sold-out concert of the Plastic Ono Band.

 

Loser: Gallerygoers, with the news that the Jan Krugier Gallery branch in New York will close at the end of the year after 43 years. Krugier, a concentration camp survivor, major dealer and longtime adviser to the Picasso family, died in 2008. His daughter Tzila will consolidate the business in Geneva. 

 

Next Week’s Best Party: AOL’s private dinner at Casa Lever Oct. 21, announcing the Internet company’s gift of $25,000 apiece to 25 artists and writers; the jury includes Whitney Museum curator Chrissie Iles and Yale School of Art dean Robert Storr.

 

Money Changes Everything: The huge Frieze Art Fair opens Thursday in London and will run through the weekend in Regent’s Park. The key question is, with the dollar falling steadily against the pound (one British pound costs $1.59 now, versus $1.42 last spring), will Americans be buying?

  The 60-Second Art World