Winner of the Week: Brooklyn sculptor Matthew Day Jackson, who rebounded from having a work spurned at the London auctions to be a top seller at the Hauser & Wirth booth at the FIAC art fair in Paris.
Loser of the Week: New York’s National Academy inducted new members, Dana Schutz, Janine Antoni and Glenn Ligon among them, but the news was overshadowed by controversy over its 2008 sale of art to cover expenses.
Last Week’s Best Party: Artists like Rob Pruitt, Peter Coffin and Polly Apfelbaum hit the Jersey Shore for the premiere of the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art. Collector Robin Parness Lipson’s own boardwalk empire, it’s temporarily housed oceanside in a Victorian-era Asbury Park theater.
The Next Best Party: Broadway’s Alan Cumming hosts a benefit at Barbara Gladstone Gallery Oct. 28 to fund the fight against the gay marriage ban in California. David Geffen, Hilary Swank and Rob Reiner are due–but the roster of artists who’ve donated cheap art to the charity auction is the who’s who.
Everyone’s Talking About: The Robert Rauschenberg show at Gagosian Gallery opening Friday. Expect lines. P.S. The gallery confirmed that its much-criticized Dan Colen show is officially all sold.