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The Art News You Missed While Trick Or Treating
What the ghouls of the art world got up to this week…
Around the Globe 07 Nov 2019

Have you spent the best part of this week perfecting your Halloween costume? Or perhaps you were busy carving pumpkins and dishing out sweets to trick or treaters. Well, fear not gallerina, while you were out causing havoc, the art world kept moving, and we’ve got you covered with the news you missed this week.
 
ART 
KAWS Head To The Middle East


You would think that KAWS has been everywhere, but apparently not the Middle East. That has all changed however, as his first solo show in the region HE EATS ALONE has just opened at Doha’s Fire Station Museum, running until 25 January 2020.
 
Wildfires Force Getty Center To Close


In reaction to the California wildfires this week, the Getty Centre has temporarily closed its doors and is now operating as a base for firefighters.
 
Helen Mirren To Star In Film About Stolen Goya


Have you ever thought about sneaking in through a museum window and pinching a painting? No, well apparently someone did just that in London’s National Gallery in 1961, crazy eh? Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent are set to star in a film about the crazy story of a stolen Goya. The film – called The Duke – will begin filming in 2020.
 
FASHION
Tiffany & Co To Join LVMH?


It’s been reported that LVMH offered $15.5 billion this week to buy Tiffany & Co. While this has not gone through yet, we would be very interested to see a Liberty X Louis Vuitton collab sometime soon…
 
MARKET
Woman Finds Million Dollar Painting In Her Kitchen


If this doesn’t inspire you to do tidy your house then I don’t know what will… A woman in northern France happened to find a painting by Cimabue while cleaning out her kitchen. The painting titled Christ Mocked has since sold for $26.8 million through French auction house Acteon. Who’s laughing now…
 
Marc Jacobs Sells Art Collection


Having just tied the knot, and purchased a new home, Marc Jacobs has decided to refresh his art collection, and what better way to do so than by selling what he already has. 150 works by everyone from Ed Ruscha to Richard Prince and Urs Fischer to Andy Warhol will be on sale at Sotheby’s across a number of auctions, including a March Jacobs special auction towards the end of the year. We can’t wait to see what’s up for grabs!
 
Basquiat Athletes For Sale At Sotheby’s

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Famous Negro Athletes’ serves as a testament to the creative partnership between the artist and late style icon and legendary art critic Glenn O’Brien. Among the first to recognize the young graffiti artist’s abilities, O’Brien became a close friend and advocate of Basquiat. Executed in 1981 as a gift for O’Brien and remaining in his collection ever since, the work marks the pivotal moment before the artist’s ascent to international acclaim. Referencing famous black athletes of the time from Muhammad Ali to Jackie Robinson, these familiar figures function as icons of popular culture. Simultaneously, the faces of ‘Famous Negro Athletes’ powerfully scrutinize a society which offers so few professions for marginalized groups to excel. Make plans to visit this work as part of our Contemporary Art exhibitions opening to the public in our York Avenue galleries on 1 November ahead of our Contemporary Art Evening auction on 14 November in #NYC. #SothebysContemporary #JeanMichelBasquiat #ContemporaryArt

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Famous Negro Athletes will be for sale at Sotheby’s in New York on 14 November. Made as a gift for art critic Glenn O’Brien, the painting – which references Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson – is expected to reach up to $3.5 million dollars.
 
Phillips Builds New Headquarters In NYC


Phillips is building a new 55,000 square foot space in the big apple, opening in 2020. The selected architect to be in charge of the project is Markus Dochantschi, who previously ran Zaha Hadid Architects, and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished product.
 
TECH
Apple Introduces Gender Inclusive Emojis


Apple’s latest emoji update now includes non-binary humans and couples. The neutral emojis come as part of a broader update that includes more skin tones and disabled emojis. The update is even equipped with non-binary vampires, right on time for Halloween…
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian

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