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The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Great Artists on the Great Migration – Art stars including Mark Bradford and Carrie Mae Weems will create new works to reflect on the legacy of the Great Migration for an upcoming exhibition at two museums.

Made in LA Branches – The typical local Hammer Museum biennial, co-presented at the Huntington, featured many works of art made outside of the California city.

Return to Pompeii – Decades after being stolen from Pompeii, six ancient frescoes have been returned to the famous site.

Frieze expands to Asia – The art fair has announced the launch of a new edition in Seoul, scheduled for September 2022.

Biden Nixes Trump’s Weird Sculpture Garden – The president rescinded Trump’s executive order to create an “American heroes” sculpture garden, which he proposed amid widespread removals of Confederate monuments.

Opening of the Pinault Prize – François Pinault’s private museum has finally opened its doors in France, bringing his decades-old project to fruition.

Theater Gates to Design Pavilion – The multi-hyphenate artist will be the first non-architect to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion.

More museum workers push to unionize – Following massive layoffs due to the global pandemic, workers at the Whitney Museum and the Hispanic Society are now pushing to unionize.

Notre-Dame sponsors sculptures – Fundraising efforts to rebuild the damaged Paris Cathedral now include sponsorship of individual works, which donors can help support.

Secure Suspect – The twin brother of a suspect in the Dresden Green Vault heist, who was on the run, was eventually arrested, bringing the total number to five people in custody.

Halle-Louvre! – The most popular museum in the world has reopened and we asked 17 visitors why they were the first to visit the Louvre.

Artists react to the conflict in the Middle East – Artists and cultural leaders in Gaza and Israel condemn the ongoing violence and urge their international counterparts to support Palestine.

Wage Disparity Revealed – A new study reports that artistic workers of color in Los Angeles earn significantly less in salary than their white counterparts.

Banksy loses big in court – The EU spoke out against the street artist’s anonymous trademark fight against a greeting card company, and the court used its own words against it.

TEFAF Fair Nixes IRL – Another bites the dust as TEFAF cancels its marquee fair in Maastricht due to the ongoing global pandemic.

Cave paintings in danger – According to a new report, some of the world’s oldest cave paintings are under threat from climate change.

Hong Kong Rainmaker leaves Sotheby’s – Auction maven Yuki Terase is leaving the auction house after 10 years of building its base in Hong Kong.

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