The Daily Beast has just named Rogues Gallery one of the best art books of the year. Writer Rachel Wolff calls it “a compelling tale of the money, greed, egotism, and less than kosher acquisitions that have made the Met the megainstitution that it is today. It’s high culture meets lowlife behavior. And Gross has certainly dug up the goods — from Met-sanctioned tomb raiding in Cyprus to the classless antics of power-hungry trustees.” What a lovely way to end the week (for me, if not those trustees).