Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s more than likely that you’ve taken a trip home for the holidays. And even though the art world has slowed down while you’ve been fighting with your siblings and had your fill of your mama’s cooking, there are still a few things we need to tell you about. So, without further ado, here’s a mini-update for you to devour over your second helping of dessert…
Murakami To Exhibit With Family
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RHAPSODY OF A FOOLISH FAMILY: FUKUJURO, TAKASHI, AND YUJI MURAKAMI DECEMBER 23, 2019 – JANUARY 18, 2020 GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00 GALLERY CLOSED： SUNDAYS, MONDAYS (EXCEPT FOR DECEMBER 23), PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, DECEMBER 28, 2019 – JANUARY 6, 2020 RECEPTION：DECEMBER 23, 2019 18:00 – 20:00 http://en.gallery-kaikaikiki.com/ Concurrent Exhibition “Fukujuro Murakami” Dates: December 23, 2019 – January 18, 2020 Gallery Hours :Open: 12:00 – 19:00 Gallery Closed：Wednesdays, December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Venue: Animanga Zingaro (Nakano Broadway 2F, 5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo) バカな家族の狂詩曲ラプソディ： 村上福壽郎、隆、裕二 2019年12月23日ー2019年1月18日 開廊時間 :11:00〜19:00 閉廊日：日、月（12月23日を除く）、祝、 2019年12月28日ー2020年1月6日 レセプション：2019年12月23日（月）18:00〜20:00 http://gallery-kaikaikiki.com/ 同時開催 「村上福壽郎」 会期：2019年12月23日(月)ー2019年1月18日(土) 開廊時間：12:00〜19:00 閉廊日：水、2019年12月30日ー2020年1月3日 場所：Animanga Zingaro（東京都中野区中野5-52-15 中野ブロードウェイ2F）
Who new celebrity favourite Takashi Murakami comes from a family of artists? Well you do now, on Instagram he introduced us to the work of his father Fukujuro and brother Yuji, who he is currently exhibiting with in Rhapsody Of A Foolish Family at Kaikai Kiki in Tokyo, Japan.
Banksy Reinterprets The Christmas Story
Well, that’s one way to get Festive… Banksy has created his own version of the nativity scene with a piece of wall from his hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine, that overlooks the wall separating Palestine and Israel. The star in Banksy’s version of the Christmas story is made from a shell explosion, drawing light on the political situation in the very place where Jesus was born.
French Court Says Jeff Koons Is A Copy-Cat
Artists are always taking inspiration from each other, and most of the time it’s flattering, but a recent court-ruling has put Jeff Koons in hot water. They ruled that Koons copied a photograph by Jean-Francois Bauret in order to create a sculpture that was present in a 2014 retrospective at Centre Pompidou. Now Koons and the Pompidou Centre must pay around $25,000 in damages. A warning not to copy kids!
Iconic Paris Store Gets Documentary
Who else shed a tear when Colette closed? Well, now the Paris boutique is going to be the subject of its own documentary. Colette Mon Amour is being directed by Hugues Lawson-Body and is set for a 2020 release. It will feature the likes of founder Colette Roussaux as well as Virgil Abloh and Kanye West.
Karl Lagerfeld Goes Fur Free
It’s founder was famous for his beautiful, snow-white cat Choupette, and now his eponymous line Karl Lagerfeld has vowed to ditch the fur for good. 2019 was a year when fashion turned its back on fur, with Burberry, Chanel, Gucci and Versace all stating that they will phase out the use of fur in their clothes.
Acne Gets The Goth Factor
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For Spring/Summer 2020, #AcneStudios launches a range of clothing and accessories featuring artworks from Propaganda Magazine. Founded in 1982 by New York photographer Fred H. Berger, Acne Studios revisits the history of the magazine that defined goth culture for two decades. The capsule collection features typography and magazine covers found on garments and accessories this season and seen here in the windows of the Quai Voltaire store. Discover more in stores and at acnestudios.com.
Now here’s something unexpected, Swedish luxury brand Acne Studios has taken reference from goth magazine Propaganda for its latest collection. As well as clothes covered in images from the magazine – which was in print between 1982 and 2002 – Acne has released accessories that include glasses and bags.
Text Lizzy Vartanian