Some of the coolest, most insane, new buildings around the world are museums. Big brick Beaux-Arts museums are a thing of the past. Behold, the most beautiful museums in the world, many of which look a lot like they belong on an episode of The Jetsons.
Paddle8 continues to bleed top execs. The exodus at Paddle8, following the company’s merger with German online auctioneer Auctionata, continues with the departure of chief marketing officer Susan Cernek and head of communications Sarah Goulet.
Robert Wilson brings in Bruce High Quality Foundation to spice up annual Watermill benefit. The New York-based collective, and free art school, will team with the Watermill’s resident performance artists to create all new performances and installations for one of the summer’s most memorable nights.
Warhol Museum director and LACMA talent tapped to curate 2017 Armory Show. Fair director Benjamin Genocchio is bringing in Eric Shiner of Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum and Jarrett Gregory, associate curator of contemporary art at LACMA, to mix things up. Mr. Shiner will oversee the brand new Platform section, for large-scale installations, and Ms. Gregory will expand the Focus section (previously geographically-themed) to include solo artist shows.
Here’s what not to do at art world soirees. Some things to keep in mind before wining and dining with the gallery crew: always see the show first, don’t worry about feeling shy (everyone else finds small talk just as awkward) and don’t hoard leftovers.
Knoedler scandal gets 60 Minutes spot with Anderson Cooper. Mr. Cooper is a little late to the party—the Knoedler trial climaxed and settled in February—but here he is on 60 Minutes with an inside look at the forgeries that rocked the art world.