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The Art News You Missed While You Took A Siesta
Damien Hirst turns his girlfriend into art and Dior to show during Art Basel Miami
Art Girls Jungle 05 Aug 2019

The art world is winding down and so are you. And, as the weather turns from hot to unbearable, you thought you might take a little nap in the afternoon. Why not? Your workload is low at the minute, right? That said, the artsy movers and shakers of the world haven’t stopped completely, and there are a few pieces of hot gossip that you may have missed out on. But don’t fear gallery girl, we’ve got you covered, so you can go right back to enjoying the sun.
Jim Carey Gets New York Exhibition

Best known for The Mask, actor Jim Carey is also an artist. In a new exhibition at Phi Centre in Montreal, Carey is exhibiting a series of works on papers that have been likened to “politically-charged cartoons”, which reference such contemporary figures as a certain Donald Trump. Carey’s rise as an artist can be credited to social media, having first shared his work on Twitter in 2016.
Damien Hirst Turns His Girlfriend Into Art

Damien Hirst painted his model girlfriend Sophie Amber Cannell in dots, and then got super-photographer Mario Testino to take her portrait. Who knows what the finished product will look like, but given the dream-team-collaboration, it’s bound to be stunning.
Gagosian Holds Exhibition Dedicated To Surfing

Thought art and surfing had nothing in common? Think again. The iconic Gagosian Gallery’s latest exhibition Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf coincides with a new book by Rizzoli, honoring a family that has been dedicated to surf culture for years. The show includes archival photographs as well as works by Herbie Fletcher and runs until August 30.
Exhibition Asks You To Kiss Gender

In new London show Kiss My Genders, 35 contemporary artists deal with gender identity and fluidity without labels. The show includes works by Catherine Opie and Victoria Sin, and is on display at London’s Hayward Gallery until September 8.
Dior Mens To Show During Art Basel Miami

Kim Jones, Creative Director of Dior Mens, has just announced on Instagram that the brand’s next show will be on December 3 in Miami, one day before the opening of Art Basel Miami. He frequently collabs with artists like KAWS and Daniel Arsham, so we cant wait to see what he has in store for us.
Gucci Officially The World’s Hottest Brand

According to Lyst, who creates an annual list of the hottest brands in the world, Gucci is at the top. In second place is Off-White – who was in first place the last time round – followed by Balenciaga, Valentino and Prada.
Valentino Collabs With UNDERCOVER

Pieces from the Fall/Winter 2019 collaboration between Valentino and UNDERCOVER can now be brought at London’s Browns Boutique. The collection includes a backpack, slides and cap.
Sotheby’s Suffers Thanks To Brexit

Sotheby’s sales were down 10% in the first half of 2019, and word has it that Brexit is being labeled as the culprit behind this drop. Who says art isn’t political, eh? It’s also worth noting, that now Sotheby’s has been sold privately to French-Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi, they will no longer be requested to reveal their earnings.
Words Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @gucci, @rickmasa2009, @mrkimjones, @gagosian, @sothebys, @hayward.gallery, @mariotestino

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