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The Art News You Missed While Flirting With An Art Boy
Unfortunately the Britney show is a hoax, but we can confirm The Weeknd is an art collector
Around the Globe 16 Jan 2020

A new year, a new art boy’s DMs to slide into. We get it, it’s nice spending time with your gal pals, but sometimes it wouldn’t hurt to have a cute art hunk to hold hands with at the Gagosian opening. But, while you’ve been busy letting that art guy know you like him, a LOT has gone down in the art world. Lucky for you though, we’ve got you sorted with our highlights!



The Britney Show Is A Scam!!!


Earlier this week we reported on the seemingly incredible news that Britney Spears was to have her own Paris art show. Turns out the news really was too good to be true, as we have now found our new art world pranksters for 2020, the gallerists at Galerie Sympa!


Outsider Art Fair To Exhibit Work Owned By Our Faves


As Outsider Art Fair opens in New York, we’re excited to see that a new Curated Space section will include works owned by our favourite artists. The hot names loaning works include Cindy Sherman, KAWS and Maurizio Cattelan, and we can’t wait to see what’s in their collections.


BTS Get Into Art


That’s right, the world’s favourite K-Pop group are now commissioning artworks. CONNECT, BTS is a series of major commissions taking place globally, opening this week at London’s Serpentine Galleries. With artists rumored to include the likes of Antony Gormley, we’re interested to see this unfold…


The Weeknd Revealed As Art Collector


Global superstar and also an art collector! According to ArtNEWS, The Weeknd is an avid art collector, owning works by artists including Julie Mehretu and Hajime Sorayama. We’re hoping this means that the musician will soon be curating global exhibitions. Watch this space…



Opening Ceremony Acquired By New Guards Group


The trademark and intellectual property of Opening Ceremony has been acquired by New Guards Group, a platform owned by Farfetch. We’re not sure exactly what this means, but apparently founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim will stay on as co-creative directors. That said, OC announced on the gram that they will be closing their retail stores to focus on growing their collections. 


Jacquemus Puts Iconic Mini Bag On A Chain


Jacquemus is turning its iconic mini bag into a necklace! That’s right, you can now wear a bag around your neck! That mini purse sported by Lizzo, RiRi and Kim K, the leather accessory is now going to be part of a jewelry line set to debut at the label’s FW2020 show. 



David Hockney’s Splash Up For Sale At Sotheby’s


Probably one of the most iconic works of the last century, David Hockney’s Splash is going under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on February 11. Expected to go for $26 million minimum, we’re sure it will be a lively sale!


Text Lizzy Vartanian

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