No matter if you’re an American art girl or not, black Friday madness has hit every city across the globe from Paris to London, and we know that those sales are a big distraction from annoying clients. Yet somehow amidst all this, the art world has kept on going, and we’ve got you covered with all the news you missed.
Graffiti Museum Opens In Miami
The world is obsessed with graffiti and street art, so it seems hard to believe that only now, is the first ever graffiti museum opening in Miami. The Museum of Graffiti will open on December 5 during Art Basel Miami.
Jewels Stolen From Royal Palace In Dresden
Here’s an art heist straight from a film (at least it ought to be). Priceless diamonds and other jewels were plundered from Dresden’s Royal Palace earlier this week. Like any good movie, the thieves broke in through an iron grill, smashing glass and making their way into the vault where they were kept. While details about the robbery are still unclear, since the pieces are so priceless, they are unlikely to be sold on the art market. We’ll be following this story closely…
Prada Collabs With Adidas
The high fashion-sportswear collaboration you’ve always been waiting for is finally here. Prada and Adidas are releasing sneakers and a bowling bag. Only 700 pieces will be available from 4 December on both Prada’s and Adidas’s websites.
Tiffany’s Bought By LVMH
Famed for being from New York, Tiffany and Co have now been bought by French luxury conglomerate LVMH. The jewellery brand was sold for a whopping $16.2 billion, and we can’t wait to see if this means there will soon be Tiffany collabs with Dior and Louis Vuitton…
Balenciaga Teams Up With World Food Programme
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It's time to count your blessings and think about others for a change. @Balenciaga's giving folks a win-win outlet to chip in. Its support for the @UnitedNations @WorldFoodProgramme, which premiered on the runway in 2018, continues this December with another clothing and accessories line benefitting the WFP which aims to eradicate global hunger by 2030. This time around, the fashion house will double its previous contributions by donating 20 per cent of the proceeds for each sale. Swipe to see some of the items in black, blue, and pink colourways.
Balenciaga is releasing a collaborative capsule collection with World Food Programme this December. The pieces are intended to spread awareness about the Programme’s mission to end hunger by 2030, with proceeds from the sales of the garments going towards the World Food Programme.
Private Home Designed By Zaha Hadid Up For Sale
Where should Naomi Campbell live? Well, according to her ex-fiance Vladislav Doronin it should be in a building designed by Zaha Hadid. Capital Hill Residence in Moscow – with built in nightclub and pool – is now up for sale for $100 million. Better get saving…
Art Basel Goes Ahead Despite Hong Kong Protests
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last half year, you’ll know that protests have been ongoing in Hong Kong for months, putting business at risk for millions of people, including those working in the art world. In spite of this, Art Basel Hong Kong have announced that its 2020 edition will take place between 19 and 21 March 2020 with 242 exhibitors hoping the protests will have calmed down by then.
Daniel Arsham’s Vogue Sells For $200,000
Daniel Arsham is hot right now. From the Dior runway he’s gone straight to eroding a copy of Vogue, which just sold through Phillips in Hong Kong for $200,000. Some of the sale will go towards the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation to enrich cultural life in Hong Kong.
Text Lizzy Vartanian