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The Art News You Missed While Ordering Your Latte
From a stolen Dali to a CIA Agent undercover as an art dealer…
Art Stuff 22 Oct 2019

Hey gallery girl, while you’ve been sipping your pumpkin spice latte, the art world has kept running. We’ve got you covered with all the news you missed.
 
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Dali Stolen From San Francisco Gallery


In less than a minute a so far unidentified thief stole a piece from Salvador Dali’s Burning Giraffe from an easel at Dennis Rae Fine Art in San Francisco. The print is worth $20,000 and police are calling for the perpetrator to come forward.
 
GucciGhost To Release Halloween Prints


Trevor Andrew, aka Gucci Ghost, is going to release 138 prints ready for Halloween. His fiend club work was inspired by punk band Misfits and was first hand printed in 2014.
 
CIA Officer Releases Tell-All Book About Posing As An Art Dealer


Now here’s a book that will stop us scrolling through Instagram. Former CIA agent Amaryllis Fox is about to release a book – Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the C.I.A – that details time spent in Shanghai pretending to be an art dealer.
 
Leo DiCaprio Appears As Wax Sculpture In Paris

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Who doesn’t love a bit of Leonardo DiCaprio? Gallery girls in Paris can now get up close – well, kind of – as artist Urs Fischer has crafted the actor out of wax at Gagosian. The sculpture also features both of his parents, and will be lit, melting throughout the exhibition’s duration.
 
Banksy Opens Online Store


Ever wanted to own a Banksy, but never quite had a million bucks in the bank? Don’t worry, now’s your chance. Banksy has just opened his online store Gross Domestic Product. You can buy everything from mugs to rugs with prices as low as £10.
 
Tim Burton Show Opens In Las Vegas


Who doesn’t love a good Tim Burton film? That’s right, no-one. Now film lovers can attend a museum dedicated to his work at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Lost Vegas focuses mainly on signs from inside his films, including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice.
 
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Virgil Abloh And Rick Owens Exhibit In LA


Best known for their fashion designs, Virgil Abloh and Rick Owens both currently have artwork on display in an exhibition called Dark Fantasy at UTA Artist Space in LA. Based around the theme of Archeofuturism, Abloh has presented a bronze piece while Owens has made a wooden chair.
 
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Unknown Hockney Goes To Auction

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Full of longing and romance, ‘Sur la Terrasse’ is David Hockney’s last painting of his first love and greatest muse, Peter Schlesinger.⠀ .⠀ Painted in March 1971 during a tense holiday, the couple separated that summer. ‘It was very traumatic for me, I’d never been through anything like that,’ Hockney recalled.⠀ .⠀ ‘Sur la Terrasse’ will be exhibited for the first time in 46 years at our Los Angeles gallery, from 15–17 October. Entry is free.⠀ .⠀ David Hockney (b. 1937), ‘Sur la Terrasse’ (detail), 1971. Estimate: $25,000,000-45,000,000.⠀ .⠀ Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale – 13 November at Christie’s New York.⠀ .⠀ #art #artwork #artist #hockney #davidhockney #painting #contemporaryart #newyork #auction

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Everyone loves David Hockney, and this November a little known artwork is about to go on sale at Christie’s in New York. Sur la Terrace features Hockney’s long-time lover Peter Schlesinger on a balcony in Morocco and is expected to fetch between $25 and $45 million.
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian

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