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News 13 Dec 2022

Hey art girl, how’s it going? Is work piling up? Are you dying for a break? Has the thought of checking your emails driven you around the bend? Don’t worry! No matter what you’re going through, we’ve always got your back. So, here’s a handy round-up of all the art news you missed this week!

ART

Kendall Jenner Shows Off Art Collection In Architectural Digest

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We’ve always known Kendall had a thing for art, and now she’s letting the whole world know, appearing on the cover of the latest issue of Architectural Digest next to a piece she owns by James Turrell. Other works in her collection include pieces by Tracey Emin, Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Raymond Pettibon and Lauren Greenfield. And to top it all off, she even has her own art studio. We’re not jealous. At all. 

Getty Releases Book Of Masterpiece Recreations Made During Lockdown

It feels like years ago since we saw our pals dressing up as Vermeer’s and Picasso’s on the gram, but the fun didn’t happen all that long ago. The idea actually came from the Getty in LA, who asked people to recreate art at home using three items. These recreations are now part of a book that we are dying to get our hands on. Something fun to read on tough days. 

A Salvator Mundi Musical Is Coming

We all remember when that Da Vinci broke all the auction records. Well, in 2022 the saga is set to become a musical! The production is set to follow the story of how an artwork that was once purchased for $1,100 eventually became the most expensive artwork in the world. We can’t wait!

You Can Own A Ruth Asawa For $11

Well, kind of. A set of black and white stamps featuring the work of Ruth Asawa has just been released in the US and you can get 20 for $11. The stamps feature her wired-sculptures that sell for $$$ through David Zwirner who represents her estate. And while they might not be real Asawas, stamps are very collectible. The stamps will be released August 13. 

FASHION

David Bowie’s Favourite Designer Dies Age 76

David Bowie had iconic style, but it may not have been so amazing if it weren’t for a certain Kansai Yamamoto. Famous for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane costumes, the fashion world has lost a great. 

The Fashion World Announces Big Losses

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It shouldn’t be all too surprising that the fashion industry has suffered from Covid-19, but the reports across multiple outlets this week of just how bad it is made us a little sad. LVMH’s revenue dropped 27% in the first half of this year, meanwhile it was a 30% drop at Kering and 40% at Prada. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery.  

MARKET

Magnum And Vogue Curate Sale In Aid Of NAACP

Vogue and Magnum have curated a print sale that raises money for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Running until August 2, Solidarity: The Magnum Square Print Sale comprises 100 prints by both Magnum and Vogue photographers with 50% of proceeds going directly to the NAACP. 

Banksy Donates Work To Sotheby’s To Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

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Banksy is doing good, again. After reminding Londoners to wear a mask, he has now donated a triptych called Mediterranean sea view 2017 to Sotheby’s to raise funds for the BASR children’s hospital and stroke unit in Bethlehem. Made in response to the migrant crisis in Europe, the work is up for sale on July 28.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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