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Protests, auctions and a golden toilet
Art Stuff 19 Sep 2019

Art fair season is kicking off, and we bet that you’re already super stressed. While you tried to calm down, the art world didn’t stop. But don’t worry gallery girl, we’ve got you covered with the best bits of arty gossip that happened this week.
 
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 Artist Makes Installation Out Of Anna Delvey Court Room Fashion


The art you didn’t know you needed is finally here. Cynthia Talmadge’s public installation at Soft Opening in London includes a dressing screen, telling the story of Anna Delvey’s rise and fall. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Delvey is the “art world socialite” who fooled everyone into thinking she had money, and whose courtroom outfits became regular tabloid fodder. Delvey’s art world scandal just keeps getting juicier and juicier.
 
Golden Toilet Stolen From British Stately Home

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We are saddened by the extraordinary event of the theft of Maurizio Cattelan’s artwork ‘America’ from Blenheim Palace on Saturday 14th September. We are relieved no-one was hurt and are very grateful to our staff and to Thames Valley Police for their rapid and brave reactions. We knew there was huge interest in the exhibition, with many set to come and enjoy the installations. It’s therefore a great shame an item so precious has been taken, but we still have so many fascinating treasures in the Palace and the rest of the exhibition to share. ‘Victory is Not an Option: Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace’ continues through 27th October, and we welcome visitors to come and experience all we have to offer. #mauriziocattelan #cattelanamerica #cattelanatblenheim Install photograph by @tomlindboe

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You really can’t make this sh*t up (mind the pun). Maurizzio Cattelan’s golden toilet was stolen from an exhibition in the UK’s Blenheim Palace just two days after opening. It was displayed where Winston Churchill was born.
 
Ai WeiWei Joins Munich Protest


In solidarity with workers facing layoffs at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Ai WeiWei staged an impromptu protest. As part of the protest the artist staged as a ticket checker at the museum.
 
Banksy Responds To Mural Being Removed


Earlier this year Banksy painted a huge mural – a comment on Brexit – in Dover, UK, a port where many Brits go to and from Europe. The mural was later painted over, and Banksy has now responded by saying: “Oh. I had planned that on the day of Brexit I was going to change the piece in Dover to this…But seems they’ve painted over it. Nevermind. I guess a big white flag says it just as well.”
 
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Demna Gvasalia Leaves Vetements

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WWD EXCLUSIVE: Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian designer who ignited the streetwear juggernaut in fashion, is stepping down from Vetements, the brand that sparked it — and also propelled him to the creative helm of Balenciaga in Paris.⁣ ⁣ “Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds. We will continue to push the boundaries even further, respecting codes and the authentic values of the brand, and keep on supporting honest creativity and genuine talent,” Demna’s brother Guram Gvasalia, cofounder and chief executive officer of the Zurich-based fashion house, said in a statement. “What Demna has accomplished over the past few years represents a key chapter in the story of Vetements. We are very grateful to Demna for having contributed to the great momentum of the house.”⁣ ⁣ It is understood Demna Gvasalia will continue in his role as creative director of Balenciaga, which is scheduled to parade its spring 2020 show in Paris on Sept. 29, while the release hinted at additional projects, saying the designer, 38, is stepping down from his position at Vetements “to pursue new ventures.”⁣ ⁣ “Demna’s talent and vision of fashion have been fundamental in the continued success of Vetements. He has made an outstanding contribution to the company’s legacy and in writing the codes of the brand,” the statement added⁣ ⁣ For his part, the designer said: “I started Vetements because I was bored of fashion and against all odds fashion did change once and forever since Vetements appeared and it also opened a new door for so many. So I feel that I have accomplished my mission of a conceptualist and design innovator at this exceptional brand and Vetements has matured into a company that can evolve its creative heritage into a new chapter on its own.”⁣ ⁣ Follow @DemnaGvasaliaDaily for more.

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Vetements was founded 5-years ago by Demna Gvasalia and immediately became a sensation, so you would imagine our shock when we heard he is bowing out. Demna stated that he started Vetements because he was bored and wanted to change fashion, but says he feels he as accomplished his mission. It is believed he will stay on at Balenciaga.
 
Dior And Raymond Pettibon Draw Inspiration From The Mona Lisa


In a new collab, Dior and Raymond Pettibon have produced a shirt inspired by Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. A watercolour version of the masterpiece has been printed on a number of pieces, available now.
 
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Anthony Bourdain’s Art Collection Heads To Auction

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“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them — wherever you go.” –Anthony Bourdain • • • #AnthonyBourdain #bourdain #partsunknown #fridayquotes #chef #food #foodie #cuisine #anthonybourdainapproved #tonybourdain #hero #inspiration #inspirational #influencer #travel #traveling #travelling #travelgram #worldtraveler #cookstagram #kitchenconfidential #kitchenlife #noreservations #fridayinspiration #filmmaker #chefs #homechef #chefsofinstagram #anthonybourdainpartsunknown #acookstour

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Apparently Anthony Bourdain was as into art as he was into food. 215 pieces – including art, kitchenware and furniture – will be on sale online through igavel auctions next month. Artists in the collection include Ralph Steadman and Brad Phillips.
 
Andy Warhol’s Athletes On Sale At Christie’s

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Andy Warhol’s glamorous world lives on in his Polaroids – capturing superstars, celebrities and, of course, the great Pop artist himself.⠀ .⠀ Get an up-close view of Warhol’s Polaroids at our New York gallery from 28 September – 1 October. Entry is free.⠀ .⠀ Andy Warhol (1928–1987)⠀ 1. ‘Self-Portrait, 1972’. Estimate: $15,000-25,000.⠀ 2. ‘Self-Portrait with Cigar, 1970’. Estimate: $20,000-30,000.⠀ 3. ‘Grace Jones, 1984’. Estimate: $12,000-18,000 (two unique prints)⠀ 4. ‘Jerry Hall, 1984’, Estimate: $12,000-18,000 (two unique prints)⠀ .⠀ Photographs – 2 October at Christie’s New York.⠀ .⠀ #art #artwork #artist #andywarhol #warhol #photography #photograph #photographs #polaroid #polaroids

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This November Andy Warhol’s Portraits of Athletes will go on sale individually at Christie’s. The works include portraits of Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson.
 
Banksy’s Devolved Parliament Goes On Sale In London


Having only been made earlier this year, Banksy’s painting of chimpanzees inside Britain’s Houses of Parliament is to go on sale at Sotheby’s in London. The auction will be on October 3, just week’s before the UK is due to leave Europe.
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @blenheimartfoundation @banksy @christiesinc @sothebys @aiww @friendsofanthonybourdain @mrkimjones @demnagvasaliadaily @soft_opening

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