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Art Stuff 12 Jan 2020

The first week back at work after the holidays is always tough. The shock of swapping sitting around your house in your pyjamas all day while stuffing your face with junk food for a desk and emails is always horrific. While you bury yourself in mountains of work, it was probably impossible to keep on track with news in the art world this week. But fear not, we’ve sorted all that for you…



Art World Mourns John Baldessari

And just like that, the art world loses another great. The artist most famous for his work with dots passed away at the age of 88, having enjoyed a career most of us dreamed of. His name will definitely go down in history.


Women Artists Fight For Reproductive Rights

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EMERGENCY EXHIBITION: Abortion is Normal In Two Parts: Part I: Eva Presenhuber | Reception: January 9th, 6-8 P. On view thru 1/18, M-Su 11-6. See ( or buy) artworks from #lauriesimmons #judithbernstein #carrolldunham #marilynminter and many others Part II: Arsenal Gallery | Reception and Artist Talk: January 21st 6-8 P. On view through 2/1, M-Su 11-6 Artwork will be available for Sale through @ARTSY with proceeds going to Downtown for Democracy to directly benefit Planned Parenthood. Abortion Is Normal is an exhibition organized by a collective of cultural practitioners  as an urgent call-to-action exhibition to raise both awareness and funding in support of accessible, safe, and legal abortion. This show comes at a time when legal abortion is under acute attack throughout the United States. Abortion Is Normal is about access, open conversations, acknowledgment of intersectionality, inclusivity, and visibility within the context of a conversation on reproductive rights. It strives to be multi-centered in its approach; acknowledging both the nuance of who is affected by legal abortion as well as who is affected by the potentiality of relinquishing safe and legal access to care. Participating Artists Include: Artists include: Allison Janae Hamilton, Ameya Marie Okomoto, Amy Khoshbin, Andrea Chung, Arleen Shechet, Barbara Kruger, Betty Tompkins, Carrol Duhnam, Catherine Opie, Cecily Brown, Chloe Wise, Christopher Myers, Christen Clifford, Cindy Sherman, Delano Dunn, Dominique Duroseau, Elektra KB, Fin Simonetti, Hank Willis Thomas, hayv kahraman, Jaishri Abichandani, Jane Kaplowitz, Jon Kessler, Jonathan Horowitz, Judith Bernstein, Judith Hudson, Katrina Majkut, Laurie Simmons, Louise Lawler, Lyle Ashton Harris, Marilyn Minter, Mika Rottenberg, Nadine Faraj, Nan Goldin, Natalie Frank, Rob Pruitt, Ryan McGinley, Sarah Sze, Shirin Neshat, Shoshanna Weinberger, Shout Your Abortion, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Sue Williams, Suzy Lake, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Viva Ruiz/Thank God for Abortion, Walter Robinson, Wangechi Mutu, Xaveria Simmons, Yvette Molina, Zoe Buckman, and more.

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A new show called Abortion Is Normal is taking place at Eva Presenhuber in New York. The show of all female work is being sold through Artsy in order to benefit Planned Parenthood during a time when legal abortion is under attack across the United States. Exhibiting artists include Laurie Simmons, Chloe Wise, Barbara Kruger and Marilyn Minter.


Artists Design Posters For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

19 artists were commissioned to design posters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Amongst the big names are Viviane Sassen and Chris Ofili. There are also a number of illustrations by Japanese artists, giving nods to Manga as well as Hokusai’s infamous wave. 


Musee D’Orsay Hires Instagram-Artist-In-Residence

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/ En 2020, le musée d'Orsay accueille pour la première fois, avec @jeanphilippedelhomme, un artiste en résidence sur son compte Instagram, pour un rendez-vous hebdomadaire mettant en images la vie du musée et les artistes de sa collection. La série s'ouvre avec Huysmans ! / In 2020, the Musée d'Orsay welcomes, with @jeanphilippedelhomme, its first Instagram artist in residence for a weekly encounter with the life of the museum and its artists. Let's start with Huysmans! / ✍ jk_Huysmans : Merci JL.Forain pour mon portrait. gervex : Pas de critique méchante cette fois-ci ? . jk_Huysmans: Thank you JL.Forain for my portrait. gervex: No mean criticism this time? . #jeanphilippedelhomme #joriskarlhuysmans #Huysmans #exposition #exhibition #litterature #ecrivain #literature #writer #museedorsay #museeorsay #orsaymuseum

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Just when you thought the art world couldn’t embrace technology anymore, Musee D’Orsay tops everyone by hiring an Instagram-Artist-In-Residence. Illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme will make one post per week in which he depicts the French museum’s artists as though they are alive today.



Frank Ocean Becomes Face Of Prada

Everyone’s favourite Frank Ocean has just been unveiled as the face of a new Prada campaign. The model behind the brand’s Spring-Summer 2020 imagery was shot by David Sims in the new collection, looking dreamy as always.


FRUiTS Magazine Archive Uploaded On Instagram

Who didn’t love FRUiTS as a teen? The Japanese street-style bible – which was in print between 1997 and 2017 – was loved by many fashionistas across the globe before it stopped publication. But now, thanks to editor Chris Tordoff, a new Instagram account is documenting the entire archive. 


Might Revive FRUiTS May Be Revived Thanks to Virgil Abloh And Demna Gvasalia Influence

In a double-piece of FRUiTS news, super-designers Virgil Abloh and Demna Gvasalia have caused Shoichi Aoki – the photographer behind FRUiTS – to reconsider bringing it back. Speaking to Dazed, the photographer explained that before Abloh’s and Gvasalia’s streetstyle influence, he had run out of cool people to photograph. 



Banksy And KAWS To Appear In Private Selling Exhibition At Phillips

Phillips New York is hosting a selling exhibition called “Ten Monkeys and a Dolphin: Banksy & Kaws”. Whether you think the title is genius or insane, the display in NYC is sure to grab headlines with 20 works from each record-breaking artist. The exhibition will run between 14 January and 10 February 2020.


Text Lizzy Vartanian

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