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Art buzz #3: Chloë Sevigny, Graffiti Art Lawsuit and Leonardo diCaprio to the Environmental Rescue
It has been a crazy week in the art world, from celebrity launches, the wrap-up of New York Fashion ...
Entertainment 20 Feb 2018
It has been a crazy week in the art world, from celebrity launches, the wrap-up of New York Fashion Week and plans set for Armory Week. Here are some of the best and worst highlights from this week’s art buzz, whether it’s a graffiti project lawsuit in Long Island, celebrities at malls or the latest scoop from Art Basel.

Carsten Höller teams up with Chloë Sevigny
Mall art? Yes. The German artist Carsten Höller teams up with New York’s it-girl Chloë Sevigny for the launch of his latest public art project—a slide that is almost 100 feet tall, a steel, circular slide. Find it at the Aventura Mall in Miami. At the launch this week, the two slid down the slides in unison, then met the press to chat about it after. It’s an artwork with more than one interpretation: “Much of my work is conceptually a ‘double,'” said the artist.

Graffiti artists get $6m
Just when you thought the graffiti-as-art conversation was over, a group of 21 artists in Long Island City sued the landlord of an abandoned building for $6m for painting over their artwork with paint without asking them. They won. Who knew it violated the Visual Artists Rights act?

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Turn the lights low
Everyone’s favourite eco-friendly actor Leonardo diCaprio has given artist Chris Burden’s Urban Light public art piece—which just celebrated its 10 year anniversary—an eco-friendly makeover. The piece, which is an installation with over 200 lamp post-like structures, now glows with less energy.
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Art Basel adds 17 new galleries
This summer in Basel, the eponymous art fair adds 17 new galleries for the latest edition of the fair kicking off this June 14-17. Some of the new galleries include White Space Beijing and Essex Street New York. It totals at almost 300 galleries (293 to be exact).
Art | 41 | Basel | 2010 | Art Galleries | Team Gallery | New York

Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via travel.usnews, flipermag.com, scmp.com, flipboard.com

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