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The Art News You Missed While You Were Sipping On Your Green Juice
All the juicy gossip from the past days - including Gagosian`s break-up
Uncategorized 01 Jun 2019

Hey gallery girl, are you buried nose deep in emails from needy artists and overly persistent art advisors? Or maybe you been living it up so much at private views that you just haven’t hard time check up on art world news this week? We know it’s hard to always be on the ball, especially when you are flying around here, there and everywhere. There’s no need to worry though, we’ve got you covered with a round up of everything that went on this week.
 
Murakami, Sherman and Ruby to Sell Work to Save Notre Dame


Gagosian Paris has announced that they will soon organise an exhibition made up of donations by artists including Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman, Sterling Ruby, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra and more, who have made artworks especially for the show. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris and the show will run between 11 June and 27 July 2019.
 
 
Brad Pitt Visits the Venice Biennale


After hitting up Cannes Film Festival, everyone’s favourite hunk hit up Venice for an art fix. So it seems there was an extra work of art to be viewed during this summer’s must-see biennial.
 
Gucci Showcases Politically Inspired Collection with Help from Mickey Mouse

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‘My Body My Choice’ is a feminist slogan from the 70s which appears on the reverse of this jacket seen before the #GucciCruise20 fashion show by @alessandro_michele. This piece echoes the Creative Director’s continuing vision of freedom, equality and self-expression. Since founding @chimeforchange in 2013—the global campaign that represents and advocates for gender equality—@gucci has a longstanding commitment to women and girls by funding projects around the world to support sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, and the freedom of individual choice. Learn more about the global partners for sexual and family health rights the campaign is donating to in 2019, which can be found in @chimeforchange’s link in bio. @museiincomuneroma #AlessandroMichele #MuseiCapitolini

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Gucci’s 2020 Cruise runway show took place in Rome, debuting pieces around freedom of choice. Alessandro Michele used cartoons on the brand’s signature GG monogram covered pieces, as well as showing garments with slogans including My Body, My Choice splashed all over them.
 
Louvre Shuts Down

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. ???????? Fermeture exceptionnelle ⚠ – En raison d’un droit de retrait effectué par une partie des agents d’accueil et de surveillance du musée lié à la forte affluence, le musée du Louvre sera exceptionnellement fermé ce lundi 27 mai 2019. Nous vous prions de nous excuser et vous remercions pour votre compréhension. – ???? Les billets d’aujourd’hui peuvent être remboursés en écrivant à [email protected] – ????Pour les jours à venir, en vue de la forte affluence attendue, la réservation en ligne, qui seule peut vous garantir l’entrée au musée, est fortement recommandée. ——— ???? Museum closed today ⚠ – Due to an increase in visitor numbers, members of the Musée du Louvre’s Reception and Security staff are exercising their right to strike. The museum will therefore remain closed all day today (May 27, 2019). We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding. – ???? To obtain refunds for tickets dated May 27, 2019, please write to: [email protected] – ????Visitor numbers are expected to remain high in the coming days. Only visitors with tickets purchased via the Louvre’s official website are guaranteed admission. For this reason, we strongly recommend booking online. – ????©️Musée du Louvre / Maëlys Feunteun . . . #Louvre #LouvreMuseum #MuséeDuLouvre

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Employee’s of the Louvre in Paris went on strike on Monday over staff shortages. The union demanded more employees be hired to help with overcrowding. The museum offered refunds to visitors who had bought tickets for the day and subsequently reopened.
 
Karl Lagerfeld’s Memorial to be Held at Grand Palais


It has been reported that Fendi and Chanel will team up to host a memorial for the late designer Karl Lagerfeld. The Karl For Ever memorial will include photographs and videos of the designer, as well as dance, music and theatre performances. The invitation only event will be held on 20 June during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
 
Larry Gagosian Breaks Up with Long-Term Girlfriend

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???????????? #Armenian RU ???????? | С днем рождения, #ЛарриГагосян! Лоуренс Гилберт «Ларри» Гагосян ‒ американский арт-дилер и галерист, которого считают одним из самых влиятельных людей в мире искусства. Его сеть @gagosian включает в себя 14 галерей в разных городах планеты и считается самой большой в мире среди галерей современного искусства. «Я годами выстраивал свое дело. Мое главное достижение в том, что галерея представляет массу самых важных из ныне живущих художников, а также наследие мастеров прошлого»,- говорит Ларри Гагосян. Уже более 30 лет он занимается продвижением молодых талантов. Именно благодаря ему, мир узнал о таких художниках как Jeff Koons и Damien Hirst. Сегодня Ларри Гагосян представляет такие имена, как Сай Твомбли, Takashi Murakami, Пабло Пикассо, Энди Уорхол, Роберт Раушенберг и множество других. ???? The Wall Street Journal @wsj • • • #assambleia #ArmenianAssembly #Armenia #Հայաստան #Армения #Armenians #LarryGagosian #Gagosian #art

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Art world giant Larry Gagosian – of the Gagosian Gallery – has reportedly split with his longtime girlfriend Chrissie Erpf, who is also a director of the gallery. Page six reports that he’s moved on with a younger woman.
 
Egon Schiele Plays Where’s Wally at the Airport

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This week is all about our beloved Egon & Wally ???? That is why we loved this capture by @lisa.iliashenko ????Thank you so much for sharing your visit with the world. ????⠀ Btw: Wally's real name is Walburga and she was born in 1894 in Austria. From 1911 on she wasn't only his muse and model, but also his best friend & lover. ???? If you want to know more about the history between Egon & Wally, come by and explore the #LeopoldMuseum. ???? ⠀ ⠀ #Regram #LoveSchiele #LoveLeopold⠀ ⠀ ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #InstaMuseum #MuseumLife #CommunityFirst #PeopleWatchingArt #BeAPartOfArt #ArtMuseum #EgonSchiele #Wally #PhotoOfTheDay #MuseumsInVienna #ArtInVienna#MuseumVisit #MuseumLover #ArtLover #Museumgram #MuseumInspiration #музей #InstaGood #ArtExhibition #InstaDaily #Pocket_Art #ArtHistoryNerd #Vienna_City #ViennaHighlights #VienneseModernism #Wien⠀

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Portrait of Wally, a 1912 painting by Egon Schiele turned up at Vienna Airport on the luggage carousel. The video shared on twitter showed a crate labeled by Austrian art handlers, causing quite a stir. In fact, it was a clever PR ploy by the Leopold Museum to get people to visit the institution.
 
Text by Lizzy Vartanian 
Images via @gagosian, @asolomuseo, @gucci, @museelouvre, @z_magazine_, @assembly.am, @leopold_museum

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