Happy long Easter weekend, TAGers! I hope you are all slowly waking up from your chocolate coma by now. I feel however, as you get older, it gets harder to eat more than three creme eggs in a row. Not only that, but the food coma even difficult to snap out of. Before you plunge head first into your next chocolate binge, catch up on the most popular news of the week below.
#1 Jeff Koons stuck Mona Lisa’s face on a handbag
The biggest news of the week was the launch of Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton’s collaboration line of handbags and scarfs. The contemporary artist imitated the world’s renowned masterpieces including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s landscape, and Titian’s Venus and Cupid onto various accessories. Each handbag is ornamented with big gold letters the name of the artist alongside Louis Vuitton’s flowers. What do you think: celebration of these Masters’ chefs-d’oeuvre, or a degradation of their work?
A crowd of A-list celebrities gathered at the Musée du Louvre in Paris to celebrate the collection debut. Major stars included Cate Blanchet, Michelle Williams, and Léa Seydoux.
#2 Anna Wintour is auctioning off her iconic accessory
The style icon has donated a pair of her signature Chanel sunglasses for a charity auction to benefit The Trevor Project – a LGBT youth suicide prevention hotline.
#3 Looks like Kanye West is a jewellery designer
The rapper has recently debuted a 12-piece gold jewellery collection inspired by 14th century Florentine art. The line features religious symbols and images including Madonna and bas-relief style. Rings are also adorned with inscriptions such as “dream” and “god”, or engraved with ancient symbols. Interested? Well, these pieces do not come cheap. Prices range from $1,530 to $13,360.
#4 Awol Erizku back in the spotlight
The artist behind Beyoncé’s pregnancy shoot, Awol Erizku, is back in the limelight with his first European solo art show. Erizku is focusing on a less glamorous but just as talked-about topic: the current state of American politics. Heavily political protesting against Trump, “Make America Great Again”, opens on April 20 at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London.
Photos via: Dezeen. com; Vogue.fr; Pagesix; People.com; Ben Brown Fine Arts