From a Warhol Marilyn record to the death of art patron Budi Tek: The best and worst in the art world this week

New downtown excavations – As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Venus Over Manhattan gallery is opening a new location in downtown New York.

This is not Art Basel Paris – The art fair juggernaut, apparently under pressure from its French hosts, will name its new edition Paris+, by Art Basel.

A Warhol Marilyn could set a new auction record – A colorful portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol could become the most expensive work ever sold at auction.

Stan the T. Rex has a new home – The life-size skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex sold for $31.8 million will be the star of a future natural history museum in Abu Dhabi.

A new show lets you enter King Tut’s tomb – In the latest addition to the immersive experience craze, National Geographic is hosting a show taking audiences inside the famous little king’s final resting place.

JR rallies citizens for a public art installationThe French artist enlisted Ukrainian civilians in the city of Lviv to deploy a massive photograph of a young girl to demonstrate the country’s resilience.

The Bonhams shopping spree continues – The auction house bought another smaller outfit, marking its third acquisition in as many months.

Sotheby’s sells invisible art – A receipt for an invisible work by Yves Klein can bring in $500,000 at Sotheby’s.

Art institutions destroyed in Mariupol – As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second month, an art school housing civilians was destroyed days before the reported leveling of the museum dedicated to one of the country’s most famous painters.

Art collector Budi Tek has passed away – After a years-long battle with cancer, the famous patron of Chinese art has died at the age of 65.

Memphis airport faces censorship allegations – The airport has temporarily removed a self-portrait of Tommy Kha in which he portrays himself as Elvis.

Hungarian government cracks down on free speech – A report reveals that Viktor Orbán’s regime “systematically” reduces freedom of expression.

Museum director axed following performance stunt – The director of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art has been fired after an acrobat accidentally dove into an oil-filled art installation.

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