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The Art News You Missed While Celebrating PRIDE
From Banksy to Mona Lisa
Uncategorized 25 Jun 2021

Hey art squad, it’s pride month! We’re sure you’ve been busy promoting LGBTQIA+ rights but, while you’ve been doing the good work, the art world has kept busy. Don’t worry though gang, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!

ART

Banksy May Be Forced To Reveal Himself

Image via @banksy

The ever elusive Banksy may be forced to reveal his identity. Wondering why? The artist is in a copyright dispute in Europe and his anonymity is causing problems. It’s a bit difficult to condense this into a short paragraph but this Hypebeast article will sort you out!

All Female Exhibition Opens In Crumbling Digital Building

Image via @eyeofthehuntress

A new all-female show called Her Dark Materials, curated by Philippa Adams, has just gone live via eyeofthehuntress.com. The virtual exhibition is set inside a crumbling abandoned industrial warehouse called The Wolverton Works and gives you the sense that the artists are veiling something sinister, with dark humour and the subtle handling of cruel realities. Sounds really cool, check it out now!

FASHION

Balmain To Host Music Festival In Paris

Image via @balmain

Now that’s a ticket we really want. Balmain is set to host a music festival during Paris Fashion Week. Word is that the event will take place after the luxury house’s runway presentation on September 29 at The Seine Musicale in Paris. And what’s more, the festival will be free to the public on day one!

Acne Collabs With Grant Levy Luchero 

Image via @acnestudios

Long time collaborators Acne and Grant Levy Luchero are back at it again! This time the fashion brand and artist have come together to create a collection inspired by old flour sacks, translated into soft tweeds and organic cotton garments in white, as well as accessories with cracked prints and faded washes. The pieces are available in stores and online now!

MARKET

NFT Trade Show To Open In NYC

Image via @cubeartfair

First it was auctions, now art fairs are getting the NFT treatment! Cube Art Fair is opening the first NFT art fair in NYC. The fair is being innovative by using billboards across NYC and will host the trade show in Times Square between June 25 and 27, pretty cool, huh?!

Fake Mona Lisa Makes Millions

Image via @designtaxi.official

A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s infamous Mona Lisa just made nearly 3 million euros at auction. The replica in question was owned by Raymond Hekking who was even the subject of a film in 1963 after he insisted it was the real thing. Maybe your copies might be worth something!

Seth Rogan Sells Vase At Sotheby’s For $$$

Image via @sethrogan

Who knew Seth Rogan was an artist?! The actor is in fact a keen ceramist and just sold a vase through Sothebys for $12,000. Maybe he’ll start having gallery shows soon!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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