Hey gallery girl, have you been hitting it a little too hard this week? Is your head feeling a little sore? I’m sure keeping on top of art news has been near-all-impossible. Fear not gallerina, we have the update you need.
KAWS To Exhibit In London
BLACKOUT will take place at Skarstedt Gallery throughout October and will feature paintings and sculptures. The artist is teasing his fans by posting small fragments of the new work on his Instagram feed. We can’t wait to see what’s in store!
Kenny Scharf’s New Exhibition Tackles Climate Change
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Optimistically Melting!, an exhibition of new works by Kenny Scharf, is opening Saturday, September 7 from 6-8pm. Don’t forget to bring your plastic items to the gallery this week to contribute to Kenny’s installation that focuses on plastic consumption! @kennyscharf #kennyscharf
Climate change is very 2019, and Kenny Scharf’s new show at Honor Fraser in LA focuses on global environmental issues. Optimistically Melting will be on display until November 16.
David Hockney Moves Out Of LA
David Hockney has decided to move out of LaLa land. Why? Because he says you are unable to smoke virtually anywhere in America. He is relocating to Normany, France, where he can smoke and paint all day.
Daniel Arsham Displays Eroded Objects In Istanbul
During an upcoming exhibition titled Self Sculpture at Les Benjamins in Istanbul, Daniel Arsham will exhibit a series of eroded sculptures inspired by his own possessions. The decaying works include Air Jordan 3’s made from volcanic ash to a pink selenite Snoopy phone.
Q-Tip To Exhibit Collection At Bonhams New York
Having amassed a collection of works from artists including Richard Prince and Nina Chanel Abney, Q-Tip’s collection will be exhibited at Bonhams in New York from September 20 through October 4.
Virgil Abloh Takes Some Time Off
From designing for Off White, his work with Louis Vuitton Mens, and his exhibition in Chicago, I’m sure we can all agree that Virgil Abloh deserves a break. Now he’s finally taking it, well kind of, he’s announced that he will not be travelling for three months. Eco-warriors can rejoice!
Vans To Collab With A Nightmare Before Christmas
Can you believe that Christmas is only three-months away? Us neither, but Vans is already prepping, announcing a collection with Tim Burton’s Disney film.
Art Basel To Launch Abu Dhabi Event
Art Basel Inside will launch in Abu Dhabi next year between February 14 and 16. The event will include site-specific commissions and installations and will be curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler of the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva.
Words Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @artbaselinside @virgilabloh @vans @honorfrasergallery @kaws @tappancollective @danielarsham @ninachanel, Joselito Briones