What Everyone’s Talking About: The Whitney’s pick of photography curator Elisabeth Sussman and a former art dealer (gasp!), Jay Sanders, as co-curators of the 2012 biennial.
Loser of the Week: Egypt, which was given back items by the Metropolitan Museum that had been in King Tut’s tomb. Turns out, said director Tom Campbell, the pieces were mostly “fragments … tiny … and not of great art-historical importance.”
Winner of the Week: Longtime art dealer Ed Tyler Nahem, who saw the musical he produced, Fela!, open in London after a yearlong run on Broadway.
Last Week’s Best Party: The benefit at Jack Shainman Gallery for Prospect New Orleans, the popular biennial (the next is in October 2012) launched after Hurricane Katrina to boost the city’s art scene. –A.P.