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The Art News You Missed While Running A Bath
Yayoi Kusama Joins A Parade and Mona Lisa Gets The VR Treatment
Art Stuff 28 Oct 2019

Hey gallery girl, have you spent this past week having a little “me time.” It’s always good to opt for a spot of self-care, and running a hot bath is always a sure way to de-stress. While you were relaxing among the bubbles, the art world kept moving. But fret not dear gallerina, we’ve got a little run-down of what went on this week!
 
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teamLAB To Open Museum In Macao

teamLAB has uploaded a teaser on YouTube about plans to open their own immersive museum inside a casino in Macao in January 2020. From clouds to light installations, the body immersive museum looks like it will be quite the experience. We can’t wait!
 
Virgil Abloh Moves To Atlanta


Well, kind of. His extremely popular show Figures of Speech at MCA in Chicago will open at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art on 12 November 2019. Here’s hoping for a global tour to a city near you…
 
Mona Lisa Gets The VR Treatment

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. ???????? La Joconde vous souhaite une #BonneSemaine ! – ✨ Le chef-d’œuvre de Léonard de Vinci retrouve sa place face au plus grand tableau du Louvre, les Noces de Cana de Véronèse, et aux côtés des tableaux des grands maîtres vénitiens du XVIè siècle. – ???? Après 10 mois de rénovation, dont 4 mois de fermeture au public, la salle des États, qui abrite la Joconde, rouvre ses portes aujourd’hui ! – ???????? Faites glisser pour voir le résultat ! ???????? – – – – ???? The Mona Lisa wishes you a #GoodWeek! – ✨ Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece thus returns to its rightful place opposite the Louvre’s largest painting, The Wedding Feast at Cana, and alongside the work of the great Venetian masters from the 16th century. – ???? After 10 months of renovations, during 4 of which it remained closed to the public, the Salle des États is reopening today! – ???????? Swipe left to see the result! ???????? – ???? © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado ???? © Musée du Louvre / Antoine Mongodin . . . #MuséeDuLouvre #LouvreMuseum #Louvre

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The Louvre is launching its first ever venture into the world of VR, and where else to start than with Da Vinci? Due to Mona’s popularity, she will not be included in the museum’s hotly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci show (opening this week), so to get round the problem, the Louvre are offering a 7—minute experience of Mona Lisa “beyond the glass.” And we’re wondering how we can take a selfie with the hottest artwork on earth while wearing a VR headset…
 
Instagram Asks Artists About Nudity

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◼◻◼◻ #FigurativeArt 〰️ #Nude for Thought 〰️ [ #WilliamHBailey at @yaleartgallery (Kingman Brewster Professor Emeritus of #Art ) ] ▫️by Melanie Heller ▫️[ 09.30.2019 ] ▫️ @theyaleherald "Are #nudes unacceptable in today’s society? Can we differentiate between #fineart and d*ck pics? What happened? I accidentally left my “ #SafeSearch ” on when I googled Titian’s #VenusofUrbino for class and failed to find an uncropped image of the canvas. I thought this was the age of #freedom !" ➖ read full article – https://yaleherald.com/nude-for-thought-william-bailey-at-the-yuag-b16557c8c4c7 ➖ image caption – ( In this Feb.12 2016 file photo, a visitor takes a picture of #GustaveCourbet 's 1866 #TheOriginoftheWorld … ) ➖ image source – https://montrealgazette.com/news/world/mixed-ruling-issued-in-facebook-nude-art-censorship-case/wcm/9b2ca97b-3bc6-49e5-bca0-e3a78962562a/amp . . . #yuag #yale #artcensorship #censored #censorship #KingmanBrewsterProfessorEmeritusofArt

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We all know about this particular problem, I dare say many of our readers have been victim to it. Much of social media is against nudity, even when that nude is a work of art. This has led to much of the art world in a tizzy about what they can and cannot post online. Well, in a bid to solve the issue, Instagram held a discussion with several artists and curators this past week to discuss how to get past this. Though the outcome of the meeting is not yet clear, we’re glad the conversation took place.
 
Annie Leibovitz Joins Instagram


Hooray! Our favourite photographer has officially joined the gram! Annie Leibovitz welcomed us to her feed with an image of her mom (cute). We can’t wait to see what she posts next…
 
Yayoi Kusama To Join Thanksgiving Parade


Well, kind of, a balloon designer by her will at least. Yayoi Kusama’s balloon Love Flies Up To The Sky will float along New York City streets on 26 November.
 
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Damien Hirst Collabs with LES (ART)ISTS


Want a Hirst but don’t have a spare million in the bank? Don’t worry, you can now wear a work of his art for a fraction of the price. LES(ART)ISTS have teamed up with the artist on three T-shirts and one shirt, the designs include his iconic spot print as well as neon green and pink skulls.
 
Gucci To Show At Mens Week


This may sound obvious, but actually Gucci has been combining menswear with womenswear on the catwalk for the last two years, and hasn’t shown at mens week since 2017. But, next January, Alessandro Michele will make a return to a menswear-only show.
 
You Can Buy A Tiffany & Co Advent Calendar


It will cost you $112,000, though. But hey, if you can afford it, why not? The brand’s first ever calendar will be delivered by white glove service (of course), and its design is inspired the flagship’s exterior.
Words Lizzy Vartanian

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