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The Art News You Missed While Out To Brunch
From butterfly mandalas to a women-only biennial
Art Stuff 30 Sep 2019

Hey gallery girl, are you having a last catch-up with your girlfriends before Frieze kicks off next week? Don’t worry, we don’t blame you. And we’ve got you covered with all the news you missed while out to lunch!
 
ART
Damien Hirst Exhibits Mandalas With A Twist
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2llEz2A30G/
Everyone knows that Damien Hirst has a thing for butterflies, but did you know he’s spiritual too? His latest exhibition at London’s White Cube is filled with mandalas made out of butterflies. Both beautiful and creepy.
 
Olafur Eliasson Named Goodwill Ambassador By UN
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ucp-Jo9Q9/
Environmentally-minded artist Olafur Eliasson has been named a goodwill ambassador by the UN’s Development Programme. The new position will see the artist advocating for climate action, raising awareness and mobilizing support.
 
Kara Walker To Unveil Major New Work At Tate Modern
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Xe2aOgF-i/
Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall will soon be host to a new work by Kara Walker. The installation is stated to negotiate experiences between black Britons and black Americans and we can’t wait to see what it is!
 
Sterling Ruby To Exhibit Online During Frieze
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2z7HwugBGe/
For those of you who can’t make Frieze this year, don’t worry! Sterling Ruby will be exhibiting new work during the period through Gagosian’s viewing room. As well as his own work, Ruby has also chosen 7 pieces by historical artists to exhibit with. We’ll see you on the internet!
 
FASHION
Grayson Perry Collabs With Osprey
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zM0lzA1kO/
British ceramicist Grayson Perry has collaborated with Ospreys on a handbag to celebrate the launch of his new exhibition Super Rich Interior Decoration at Victoria Miro. The cheeky bag comes in ten different colours and is a sure way to make a statement.
 
MARKET
Sotheby’s Enlists Rapper To Select Works For Auction
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2mdhvKBt5j/
American rapper Buddy to select works for Sotheby’s new online auction of contemporary art. Buddy chose eight works, including pieces by Basquiat and Futura.
 
KAWS Highlight Of Ryan Brant Sale
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2xTEUdDOvP/
The collection of video game giant Ryan Brant is soon going on sale at Sotheby’s New York and Hong Kong, with the sales featuring 25 works by KAWS. We’ll be interested to see how the pieces fare…
 
ART FAIRS
Debut Rabat Biennial Only Includes Female Artists
Here’s something we can get behind. The debut Rabat Biennial includes 63 female artists and collectives, while 50 female writers will also participate in an accompanying conference.
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @alanmeasles @whitecube @biennalerabatagora @kara_walker_official @buddy @studioolafureliasson @gagosian @kaws

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