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Boris Karloff as Frankenstein.


Bonjour, Paris

The art world has arrived in Paris for museum and gallery openings ahead of FIAC, the fair that opens later this week. A quick dive into the gallery previews can shed light on whether certain hot artists might have work at the fair—for instance, Victoria Miro has opted not to bring any work by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Adrien Ghenie won’t be represented at any of his galleries’ booths. But David Zwirner is bringing work by Wolfgang Tillmans. [Artprice]

Henry Taylor posted some pictures of himself installing work at the Blum & Poe booth at FIAC. [Instagram]

Of the museum openings that are happening concurrently with the fair, perhaps the biggest is at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which has a show of work on loan from New York’s MoMA, including several items that rarely if ever get loaned to other institutions. [The Financial Times]

As for the galleries, the William Forsythe show at Gagosian Bourget, the mega gallery’s hanger-sized space just outside of Paris, has a work called Black Flags (2015) in which two gigantic robots sway together in tandem for a 28-minute dance. It opened yesterday. [Instagram]

L.A. Living

Exene Cervenka and John Doe, two founding members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band X, talked about an exhibition devoted to their music that just opened at that city’s Grammy Museum. [The Los Angeles Times]

Honorees and others at the Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden couldn’t avoid talking about Harvey Weinstein. [Variety]

A look inside how the Marciano Art Foundation turned an L.A. Masonic Temple into an art museum. [USA Today]

Art Market Update

Scott Reyburn runs through what was selling in London during Frieze Week—during the auctions, gallery openings, and fairs—and looks ahead to the fall sales in New York. While details are still trickling out about those November auctions, it seems the week’s big lot is going to be Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvatore Mundi, which is being offered at Christie’s and already has a third-party guarantee of $100 million. [The New York Times]

Attention budding art buyers: Here’s a list of “6 Art Experts You Need on Speed Dial.” [The Robb Report]

The collector Tiqui Atencio convinced her fellow arts patrons to open up about their collecting habits for a book, Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector. [The New York Times]

Ai Weiwei in the Neighborhood

New Yorkers taking a walk this weekend to take advantage of the nice weather may have noticed some new things installed beside trees and buildings—new work by Ai Weiwei, part of a citywide public exhibition, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” that he staged through the Public Art Fund. Here’s a handy map of all the different venues. [The New York Post]

Ai answered a few questions for Time, and admitted to being an illegal alien in New York after he finished school, but said that no one cared, even when he participated in the Tompkins Square Park Riots. [Time]

And CBS News correspondent Rita Braver caught up with Ai inside Gilded Cage, which is installed in Central Park. [CBS]

And More!

Alex Katz drew the cover art for New York magazine’s 50th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands today. The artist, who just turned 90, rode the subway uptown and then downtown drawing his fellow straphangers, just like he did when he was a student at Cooper Union in the 1940s. [New York]

The new film from Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), focuses on sculptor Harold Meyerowitz, an artist who flirted with success decades earlier but has since been mostly forgotten, and his relationship with his two sons. There’s a scene that pretty accurately depicts an opening at MoMA, a peek into the storage facilities of the Whitney, and even some Ryan Trecartin-esque video art made by Meyerowitz’s granddaughter, who is a student at Bard. [NPR]

A look at how Frankenstein’s monster has inspired queer art, focusing on its impact on Alex Da Corte. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Britney Spears paints a picture. [Instagram]

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