From the world’s biggest biennial stars to the death of Paula Rego: the art world’s best and worst this week

Marian Goodman Expands West – The veteran New York gallery opens its first West Coast location in Los Angeles.

Museum digitizes underwater cave – A new institution in Marseille, France, has a replica of the Cosquer Cave and its hundreds of Paleolithic artworks.

Renaissance painting discovered in British bungalow – A masterpiece by Renaissance artist Filippino Lippi was discovered hanging in the home of a 90-year-old woman, and just sold for over $320,000.

Japan gets an art grant – Tokyo Gendai will debut in the summer of 2023, bringing an international art fair to the Japanese city.

Documenting documentation – In this week’s episode of Art Angle, Europe editor Kate Brown delves into the long and wild history of the world’s most controversial art exhibition.

Biennale Bonanza – From a complete list of every artist who appeared at multiple biennials to a dossier of the most common biennial stars, we have a special pack that explores the lesser-known market and meaning behind the world’s biennials.

A bigger splash – A new study finds that nearly half of museum exhibits in the US are devoted to just four percent of contemporary artists.

Paula Rego passed away – The artist, who was a feminist pioneer, portraying difficult subjects with sharp wit and humor, died at her home in London at the age of 87.

Tate returns the bacon – The museum is returning 1,000 pieces of archival documents to the artist’s former handyman as researchers question their authenticity.

Billionaires behave badly – Art collector and former ‘Bond King’ Bill Gross won a dispute to cover his Dale Chihuly sculpture with a net after a lengthy fight with his neighbor that resulted in music blasting at all hours.

Tourists wreak havoc abroad – Rome’s famous Spanish Steps have been the scene of tourist misconduct in recent weeks, from a joyriding driver to an aimless scooter thrown at the UNESCO heritage site.

Dismissal over refund – The King of Belgium gave the Democratic Republic of Congo a mask on indefinite loan and expressed regret for the crimes of the colonial era.

Documenta artists speak out – More than 130 artists and organizers have condemned the attacks on the curators of the exhibitions.

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