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Shepard Fairy designs protest posters; Madonna and Marilyn Minter Have a Chat; Angela Merkel opted f...
News 23 Jan 2017

Things certainly got political over the past few days. Donald Trump had his inauguration while women everywhere took to the streets to protest about their rights during Women’s March 2017. The event went global as people filled the streets of their hometowns from Washington DC, New York, London, Paris, and Berlin. Celebrities and Hollywood stars also participated as they stood with their fellow women or shared inspiring and fiery speeches (Ashley Judd simply blew me away!). Artists also joined including Zoe Buckman who marched the streets of New York with husband David Schwimmer and daughter Cleo. Additionally, Shepard Fairey created a line of protest posters “We are the People” depicting woman of various nationalities and religions.
If you were too busy being a proud and Nasty Woman last week, catch up on what happened!
#1  Manolo Blahnik To Have Show in Russia
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Spanish footwear designer Manolo Blahnik will have an exhibition in St Petersburgh, Russia showcasing over 45 years of work. So expect, shoes, shoes, shoes, and more shoes! “The Art of Shoes” will run from April 24 to July 27 2017.
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#2  Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Now a Mum at 64
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Art media sources have released the news that former Serpentine Director, Julia Peyton-Jones has become a mother for the first time at the age of 64. Julia and her baby daughter Pia, will soon relocate to the UK from the US.
 
#3  Angela Merkel Skipped Donald Trump’s Inauguration to Look at Art
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It seems the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel couldn’t deal with Donald Trump’s inauguration either. Instead, Merkel decided to check out the opening of the Barberini Museum. Only in art can we find comfort.
 
#4  Madonna and Marilyn Minter Had a Chat About Femininism and Sexuality
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The pop star and the artist had a talk at the Brooklyn Museum’s auditorium before Trump’s inauguration day. The legitimist feminists discussed, age, sexuality, and history – often referring to personal and intimate  experiences. The talk was part of the Brooklyn Museum’s “A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum,” which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Institution’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
 
#5  Shepard Fairey Releases Series of Posters To Protest Trump 
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Street artist Shepard Fairey designed posters to protest against US President Donald Trump. This new line titled “We the People” features the faces of Latinas, Muslims, Native Americans, and African Americans represented in Fairey’s signature style.
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Photos via: Artinfoartnet; The Economist; Madonna’s Instagram; Artnet

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