The best of 2011

Happy New Year!

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? Ai Weiwei was arrested, the September 11 Memorial opened in New York, a massive forgery ring was uncovered in Germany, and the Andy Warhol authentication board was dissolved, to name just a few art world headlines. The Art Newspaper is working on a roundup of the main events of 2011, and we’re asking our readers to share what they think were the best and worst events, works of art or exhibitions of this year. You can email your picks to nyoffice [at], or submit them online as a comment.

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14 Dec 11
14:52 CET


I'm David, a reader of The Art Newspaper. I want to share something that's weird for me. A unknown artist puts a million dollars on the value of his works .. I do not think he will sell a painting for a million dollars .. but if this happens? would be the first artist to sell a painting without value to a million dollars ... He has created a page on facebook called Energy in Colours.

7 Dec 11
15:29 CET


OK, it just happened, so it's late in the year, but I think the Walker Art Center's paradigm-smashing new website--an "idea hub" with a journalistic news focus instead of a strict marketing bent--is one of the year's best developments in art. Beautiful design, with lots of information that contextualizes what art is and why it matters, and an understanding that contemporary art can transcend a bricks and mortar museum to be digital globally.

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