Royal Wedding Art Blitz, Dale Chihuly's Ego-seum, Yvon Lambert Leaves New York, and the Week's Other Top Art Stories

Royal Wedding Art Blitz, Dale Chihuly's Ego-seum, Yvon Lambert Leaves New York, and the Week's Other Top Art Stories
The most-talked-about stories on ARTINFO, April 25-29:

– Whether it was snarky art commentary or a little guilty gawking at the royal wedding, ARTINFO had you covered: Coline Milliard rounded up some examples of "royal wedding art," including Wills and Kate-themed barf bags, while Andrew M. Goldstein surveyed some of the aesthetic trappings of the lavish ceremonies.

David Yow, frontman for noise rock outfit Jesus Lizard, talked about his adventures in painting.

– We had "21 Questions for Kara Walker," who has just opened multiple shows here in New York.

– In France, police nabbed "Confessions of an Art Thief" author Stéphane Breitwieser, an art-crime mastermind who was thought to have retired but, as it turned out, had not.

– Painter Eric Fischl talked with us about his "America: Now and Here" initiative to heal America by taking cutting-edge art across the country in a semi truck.

Emma Allen looked at some recent "scientific" research that tried to get to the roots of female desire through showing women Georgia O'Keeffe paintings and asking if they saw naughty things.

– We rounded up the exquisitely tepid critical responses to Carlos Slim's new Museo Soumaya in Mexico City.

– French art dealer Yvon Lambert announced that he was shuttering his New York space, easing into retirement.

– Seattle approved a giant new museum for local glass-art hero Dale Chihuly, despite concerns about the rather vacant curatorial vision behind the for-profit initiative.

Sarah Douglas profiled Paddle 8, a new online art sales venture distinguished by its use of "virtual exhibitions."

– As Libya continues to suffer through a grinding civil war, we took a look at the art-related activities of Saif Gaddafi, the dictator's son, who was an active player at the auctions, a green architecture enthusiast, and a (pretty bad) painter.

– Finally, our IN THE AIR blog took a look at the Onion's take on fine art, and wondered if the satirical paper really knew what it was talking about.