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The Art News You Missed While Getting A Blow Dry
Jenny Holzer gets political and Virgil Abloh continues to rule the world
Art Stuff 10 Feb 2020

Sometimes we just need to pamper ourselves a little, and that’s totally OK. Slogging away all day in the art world deserves some personal time every once in a while. But, while you were busy gossiping in the hair salon, all kinds of antics have been happening in the art world. But don’t fret art girls, we’ve got you covered with all the hot gossip you missed!

 

ART

Virgil Abloh Exhibits Artwork, And Releases Zine Too..

We recently told you how there is nothing Virgil Abloh can’t do. Case in point, the fashion designer currently has an exhibition of his furniture designs – covered in graffiti of course – called Efflorescene with Galerie Kreo in London. But, he’s also just released a zine that talks about the conception of the work. And, if you can’t afford his clothes or his art, the zine will only cost you 17 euros, result!

 

Jenny Holzer Reacts To Trump Impeachment With…Skateboards!

How else do you respond to a momentous event in political history? With skateboards, of course! Commissioned by The Skateroom, Holzer’s limited edition boards have words written across them like “Impeach” and are perfect for the politically – and artfully -minded skate crew.

 

Salvador Dali Works Stolen From Stockholm

Heartbreak alert! Someone has removed 10 artworks by Salvador Dali – including a couple of melted clocks – from Stockholm’s Couleur gallery. Unfortunately police weren’t quick enough to the scene before the thieves got away, but here’s hoping the works are recovered soon!

 

FASHION

Off-White Is Officially The Hottest Brand In The World (Again)

Can Virgil Abloh please sit down for a while? His mega-brand Off-White has been named hottest brand in the world by Lyst for the second-time in a row. Something tells us we’ll see his name topping the list again in next time…

 

MARKET

Art Basel Hong Kong Cancelled Due To Corona Virus

After weeks of speculation, we can confirm that Art Basel Hong Kong has been cancelled due to the corona virus artbreak, but don’t worry, it will be back in 2021.

 

Yoshitomo Nara Set To Go For Millions In London

Kris Jenner’s favourite – Yoshitomo Nara – is about to go on sale at Christie’s in London, and experts think that the artist’s 2004 Dead of Night will fetch $4million! The auction takes place on February 12 and we can’t wait to see how it fares…

 

Banksy’s Brexit Work Goes To Auction

Brexit officially happened on 31 January, but it’s still on Banksy’s mind. His Brexit-inspired work goes on sale at Sotheby’s on February 11. The Vote To Love sign is expected to fetch up to £600,000.

 

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Marriage Certificate Up For Sale

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The marriage certificate of art-girl fave Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz will be up for auction at Sotheby’s on March 5. Also up for sale in the auction dedicated to the pair’s relationship will be paintings, works on paper and even a piece of pottery.

 

Tamara de Lempicka Steals Show

Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings are famous for smouldering women who steal the spotlight, and she did just that at a recent sale at Christie’s. Portrait de Marjorie Ferry set a new record for the artist at £16,280,000!

 

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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