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The Art News You Missed While Suffering From Frieze FOMO
Ed Sheeran, Leonardo DiCaprio and an unexpected guest on the Chanel runway
Art Stuff 04 Oct 2019

Hey gallery girl, have you been spending the best part of this week refreshing your insta-feed in the hope of feeling like you are somehow part of Frieze madness? During London’s biggest art fair, the rest of the art world has kept moving, and we’ve got you covered with the biggest stories from this week.
Rockefeller Center Sells Art For $5

That’s right, you can start an art collection for as little as $5 these days. British artist Lucy Sparrow has set up a grocery store in the big apple, filled to the brim with felt foodstuffs, all of which is for sale. We want in!
Banksy Opens Homeware Store

Because who else would you expect to open up a shop in London, right? The king of surprises, Banksy’s pop-up GrossDomesticProduct in Croydon, South London has been designed to disrupt Frieze. Replicating an antique shop from the outside, it is filled with home décor.
Ed Sheeran Takes Up Painting

Global superstar Ed Sheeran clearly thought music world domination wasn’t enough for him, so he decided to turn to painting too. In a recent Instagram post the star shared with us that he spent a whole month painting, we don’t think it will be long before a gallerist snaps them up.
Urs Fischer Dedicates Show To Leonardo DiCaprio
Urs Fischer’s latest show at Gagosian Paris will be titled “Leo”, referring to everyone’s favourite Hollywood hunk. Sources believe that exhibition will comprise a candle model of the actor.
Chanel Runway Crashed During Paris Fashion Week

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We all love a bit of fashion week drama, and what better than when someone crashes the runway of quite possibly the biggest label on the planet?! Comedian Marie S’Infiltre was the woman in question, who was escorted off the stage by Gigi Hadid.
MoMA Collabs With Vans
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Vans and MoMA are releasing a set of exclusive collaborations for the MoMA store. The colour-blocked shoes feature both MoMA and Vans logos.
Pace To Open In Paris

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#AlexanderCalder's "Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere," pictured here, is one of the various sculptures now on view in the first floor gallery at 540 West 25th Street in New York. – The work, along with five more of Calder's renowned mobiles, will be activated each day at 12:30 PM and 5:15 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to experience works as the artist intended—set in motion by motors or air currents, and further animated by touch. As philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre remarked, “The movements of Calder’s mobiles have a life of their own," and these daily activations are designed to invite viewers to slow down and experience the works in real time. – Image: Installation view, "Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere," September 14 – October 26, 2019, #PaceGallery, New York ©️ 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. #CalderFoundation @calderfoundation

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With locations already in six locations including London and New York, Pace is said to be looking to open in Paris too. Word has it that the decision has been made in light of Brexit, with the Paris space looking to affirm the gallery’s status as a European gallery.
Ed Ruscha Expected To Break Christie’s Record

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Ed Ruscha’s Word paintings from the early 1960s stand alongside Andy Warhol’s depiction of Campbell’s Soup cans and Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book paintings as icons of Pop Art. ⠀ .⠀ In his 1964 painting, ‘Hurting the Word Radio #2’, the artist tests the formality of the word RADIO by literally pulling and squeezing the individual letters. ⠀ .⠀ The work comes from the Collection of Joan and Jack Quinn in Beverly Hills. As Ruscha’s friends and patrons, the Quinns acquired ‘Hurting the Word Radio #2’ directly from the artist in the early 70s. It has remained in their collection ever since.⠀ .⠀ See 'Radio' at our London gallery until 4 October.⠀ .⠀ Ed Ruscha, 1964. Photo: © Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of The Hopper Art Trust.⠀ .⠀ Ed Ruscha, ‘Hurting the Word Radio #2’, 1964. Estimate: $30,000,000-40,000,000⠀ .⠀ Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale – 13 November at Christie’s New York.⠀ .⠀ #art #artwork #artist #edruscha #ruscha #wordart #textart #popart #contemporaryart

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A 1964 painting called Hurting the World Radio #2 by LA based artist Ed Ruscha is going on sale at Christie’s in New York in November. The work is expected to reach $40 million, which would smash the artist’s current record of $30.4 million of 2014. Talk about big bucks!
Text Lizzy Vartanian
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