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The Art News You Missed While Trying To Escape Reality
Hockney's ex speaks out while we play tarot with Salvador Dali
Art Stuff 15 Nov 2019

It’s November, 2019 is still going, but you’re almost there and yet, you need a break. We understand, you’re tired, and you’re doing all you can to escape work and real life obligations, choosing instead to go out with your art gal pals and have a good time. But, while you’ve been ignoring your responsibilities, the art world has kept on moving, so we’ve got you covered with everything you missed.
 
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You Can Now Buy Salvador Dali Tarot Cards

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Legend has it that when preparing props for the James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’, producer Albert Broccoli commissioned Surrealist maestro Salvador Dalí to create a custom deck of tarot cards. Inspired by his wife Gala, who nurtured his interest in mysticism, Dalí eagerly got to work, and continued the project of his own accord when the contractual deal fell through. The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dalí the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dalí seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history. TASCHEN resurrects all 78 cards in a fresh celebration of Dalí’s inimitable custom set, complete with a booklet by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offering: – an introduction to Dalí’s life and the project’s making-of – a comprehensive explanation of each card’s composition, its meaning, and practical advice – step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings – a jargon-free approach simplifying tarot for the newcomer ???? ‘Dalí. Tarot’ is available through the link in our bio. #dalí #salvadordalí #tarot #tarotcards

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The Christmas present you never knew you wanted. For just $60 you can have your own deck of surrealist Tarot cards designed by Salvador Dali. Originally commissioned for James Bond film Live and Let Die in 1973, the cards have been released by art publisher Taschen.
 
Ai Weiwei Star Of New Documentary


For those of you who haven’t seen Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, go see it now (it includes an amazing cat that can jump up and open door handles). For those who have, there is a new documentary about the artist called Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, directed by Cheryl Haines, airing in New York this weekend, and we’re hoping it will appear worldwide soon too.
 
David Hockney’s Ex-Lover Says He Wasn’t His Muse


In a recent Artnet article, Peter Schlesinger, David Hockney’s former lover and subject of many of his paintings, explained that he was not Hockney’s muse and that he finds the spread of Hockney’s paintings of him within the media as “pretty tedious.” I mean, how many of us would like to see photos of us taken by our ex’s all over the internet? (Although, that said, if you look at Schlesinger’s Instagram feed, there are many images of Hockney, so you judge what this is all about for yourselves…)
 
FASHION
You Can Now Wear Basquiat On Your Wrist


American watch brand DAEM has collabed with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to feature the artist’s Now’s The Time and other works on three watches. The pieces will be released online on 5 December.
 
Prada Gets Exhibition At London’s Design Museum


Prada girls can now rejoice as London’s Design Museum has announced that they will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the brand in September 2020. Prada: Front and Back will look at the brand’s history, while focusing on how Miuccia Prada has transformed the legendary label with her leadership.
 
MARKET
Daniel Arsham Creates Warhol Inspired Work Especially For Auction


The Andy Warhol Museum turns 25 this year and to celebrate they have commissioned Daniel Arsham to make specially eroded Brillo Boxes, in a nod to Warhol’s infamous artwork. Arsham’s creations will go straight on sale at Sotheby’s with the proceeds benefitting the museum.
 
Banksy Makes Another Auction Record

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The elusive street artist Banksy has been smashing all kinds of records lately. The online music database and marketplace Discogs has revealed that a limited-edition record cover created by Banksy sold for $10,256, the highest price ever paid on the favored site for music aficionados around the world. The rare record is one of 100 that Banksy spray-painted by hand for the Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp in 2002. The sleeve (for the group’s album Melody A.M.) bears the duo’s name in bold green lettering, with abstract designs evocative of trees below. Credits: Robb Report #banksy #royksopp #vinyl #records #art #music #electronic #albumart #albumcover #discogs #govinylindia #trcindia #therevolverclub #synthpop #robyn #limitededition #rare #sweden

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This time for the sale of an album cover. Sold by online site Discogs, a Banksy designed vinyl record – for Royksopp’s Melody A.M. – has smashed the site’s previous highest sale (held by the Beatles) by selling for a whopping $10,256. And, while the price is high, it’s still probably cheaper that purchasing a piece of his art via the traditional art auction houses.
 
Art Collection Of Diane Disney Miller Goes To Auction


Who doesn’t love Disney? That’s right, no-one. Now, the collection of Walt Disney’s daughter Diane Disney Miller is coming up for sale through Christie’s. The collection includes works by Henri Matisse and Roy Lichtenstein, with the sale going towards a number of institutions including the funding of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian

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