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Why the Art Media Fell Over Themselves to Cover ‘Succession’ and other Art News

A promotional poster for Succession's first season featuring Peter Paul Rubens' The Tiger Hunt (1615–17). Courtesy Warner Media.

The Roys are defence-mechanism-monsters with dubious taste. So why do we care about their art?

When it comes to their art collection, the Roys are just as unimaginative. Nevertheless, art media have rushed to cover it. Artsy, Hyperallergic, The Art Newspaper, Artnet and ARTnews have all written about the art in Succession.

The main reason for doing so is obvious.  

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The 5,600-square-foot main home was originally designed in 1920 by William Lee Woollett, the architect who conceived spectacular theaters for Hollywood impresario Sid Grauman. THE AGENCY.

A restored Hollywood landmark is selling for 8.5 million dollars. Man Ray & Max Ernst married their wives in the house on the same day. Brancusi’s scandalous ‘Princess X’ sculpture was displayed here, as was Duchamp’s ‘Nude Descending a Staircase (No.2).’” 

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Lap-See Lam, "Tales of the Altersea” (Installation View), 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Swiss Institute.

A floating Chinese restauraunt inspired artist Lap-See Lam's star-making U.S. debut. The Stockholm-based artist’s solo show at the Swiss Institute in New York is a dizzying visualization of migration. 

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Wesley Yuen

Wesley Yuen is a collector based in Vancouver BC.

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