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True Colors: Jimmy Iovine and More on That Pseudo-Controversial Interscope Show at LACMA

“When something happens like this, yeah, there’s a push—but there has to be a pull,” the legendary music executive said of the collection of works inspired by the label’s artists. That plus the latest on Kanye and Julia and more in this week’s column.
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True Colors: The San Francisco Billionaire (Would-Be) Art Bonanza

True Colors is back for 2022 and on the ground in San Francisco, where Fog art fair asks the eternal question: You can bring a cash-flush tech denizen to the art market, but can you make them buy? Plus Julia Fox’s party planning, the Olsens’ new favorite haunt, and more in this week’s column.
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True Colors: Greetings From Palm Beach, Where MAGA Meets MoMA

In recent years, New York society’s go-to second zip code has seen an influx of both blue chip galleries and Trumps. Increasingly it’s making for some absolutely bonkers social studies. 
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True Colors: 72 Hours Inside the Spend-athon at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

For much of its two-decade existence, the art at Art Basel Miami Beach has often seemed secondary to the sheer spectacle of wealth on hand. This year served as definitive proof the scales had tipped—not that anyone seemed to mind. 
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Art Basel Miami Beach Is Roaring Back—With a Vengeance, and Without an Apology

After two years, the annual orgy of art and commerce will return to South Florida next week and it’s packing pop-ups on pop-ups, activations galore, and enough collabos to sink a tanker to the depths of Biscayne Bay. Are we ready for the return of the Magic City mega-fair?
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True Colors: Inside the Half-Billion-Dollar Auction of the Century, Powered by the Macklowe Matrimonial Implosion

After years of bickering over how to divide an unprecedented trove of postwar masterworks, Harry and Linda Macklowe watched at Sotheby’s as their hard-fought collection was sold to crypto billionaires and bigwigs in Asia and Mexico. Plus, how Ken Griffin beat a crowdsourced effort to buy the Constitution, a hint at Adele’s artistic taste, and a best-selling novelist’s new collaboration with Gagosian.
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True Colors: Polo-Playing Mega-Collector Peter Brant Dishes on the Reopening of His Art Foundation a Day After His $34.7M Warhol Sells at Christie’s

The return of the boondoggle out to the Brant Foundation’s Greenwich headquarters is the final sign that, in the art world, nature is healing. Plus, Steven Spielberg at the LACMA gala, Vito Schnabel smokes fellow marathoners, and on-the scene reports from Christie’s mega-sales and the Dallas Art Fair.
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True Colors: Why Hackers Love Cracking the Art World

After Art Basel suffered a recent security breach, experts weigh in on the allure of the sector. Says one: “There’s exchanges of very large sums of money.” Plus the latest on art’s most wanted man, Christian Rosa, and more in this week’s column.
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“He Had an Opportunity...and He Just F--ked It”: Inside the Rapid Rise, Alleged Frauds, and Sudden Disappearance of the Art World’s Most Wanted Man

Not so long ago, Christian Rosa was a buzzy young artist on the rise. Now he’s facing a series of charges related to alleged forgeries and on the run from the FBI. How did it come to this?
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True Colors: The Museum-Off Between Two French Billionaires Has Only Just Begun

Thanks to a quirk of timing, Bernard Arnault’s and François Pinault’s temples to art have only been concurrently open for a few weeks—and now the art world is finally experiencing them. Plus, Billie Eilish’s big art flex, Kanye taking in the ambience, and more in this week’s column.
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True Colors: MoMA PS1’s Greater New York, the New Museum Triennial, and the Price of the Now!

As two big surveys land in town, the appetite among collectors for new art from new artists has reached new heights. Can anyone keep up? Plus Tim Cook, Selena Gomez, Paris Fashion Week, and more in this week’s column.
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True Colors: Inside the Director Scramble at MOCA

Director Klaus Biesenbach abruptly exited after a power-share structure was announced. What’s next for the museum and its incoming chief, Johanna Burton? That an more in this week’s column. 
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True Colors: The Search for a Center of Gravity at an Ever-Expanding Armory Week

In which the art world tries to cram two years’ worth of programming into one scant week.
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True Colors: Laurene Powell Jobs, Daniel Humm, and a Closer Look at a Burgeoning Art World Power Couple

This week: a look at the union between the mega benefactor and chef-collector; details on Drake x Damien Hirst; rising tides at The Odeon; and more.
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True Colors: Is There a Post-COVID Future for the International Art Fair?

The head of Art Basel Miami Beach left for an auction house. Does the move indicate broader doom in international art fair land?
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Listen to Zedd and Kesha’s Powerful Version of “True Colors”

“I've escaped my capture, and I have no master.”