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The Art News You Missed While Checking Out Black Friday Sales
Because we all love a bargain!
News 27 Nov 2020

Hey art girl, have you been busy scrolling online stores instead of art news? We all love a bit of shopping, and we love a bargain even more. No matter what your thoughts are on consumerism and mass spending, in times like these, we can’t help but be distracted by the impulse to splurge. And Black Friday isn’t the perfect opportunity to do just that, then I don’t know what is. But don’t worry if you haven’t managed to keep up with art news, we’ve got you covered with everything you missed!

ART

New Artwork Mysteriously Lands In Utah Desert

A steel structure that has been likened to a monolith has just been found in southern Utah. Some have described it as a work of art, and others calling it the work of aliens. We’re not sure what it is, but we kinda love an arty mystery, especially a shiny, grey steel one! The “artwork” was spotted via helicopter and we’d love to know what you guys think. Art or an alien presence in the dessert?

Hans Ulrich Obrist Asks Six Artists To Put Buffalo Zine Together

Did you know that Hans Ulrich Obrist is the arts editor at large of Buffalo Zine? Well, you do now! In the magazine’s latest issue, he revives a project that started way back in 1993 (!!!) In his reprisal of the Do It’ project, Hans Ulrich asked six artists to provide six instructions to put the magazine together. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy! 

SAGG Napoli And Fiorucci Art Trust Release Neopolitan Card Deck 

SAGG NAPOLI and Fiorucci Art Trust have produced a limited edition of 90 decks of cards called the SAGG SCOPA FAT cards. The cards were illustrated by Jane Donna and 65% of the profits will be donated to Movimento Migranti e Rifugiati Napoli and you can get yours here for just £44!

FASHION

Balenciaga To Present Next Collection Via Video Game

This is something only Balenciaga would do, but we’re totally here for it! The Fall 2021 collection is set to be released on December 6 via a video game called Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow. Set in 2031, the game is set to navigate mythological pasts and projected futures. 

Gucci Launches Digital Film Festival

GucciFest took place last week as Gucci’s first ever digital film festival. (It seems fashion shows really are a thing of the past.) Stars of the clips included Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Arlo Parks. You can check it all out here!

MARKET

NADA Art Fair To Take Place Across Small-Scale Viewings In 44 Cities

During normal circumstances, NADA Art Fair takes place in Miami. It goes without saying of course, we are not living in “normal” times. But, that doesn’t mean the fair won’t be taking place this year! Instead, it will happen via small intimate viewings across 44 international cities as well as online (of course). Exhibitors have been encouraged to arrange in-situ presentations and we’re interested to see how this pans out…  

Christie’s To Auction Every Supreme Box-Logo T-Shirt Ever Produced

The Supreme box-logo tee is pretty iconic in the fashion world, and is a highly collectible item. The Behind The Box: 1994-2000 collection was amassed by James Bogart and is expected to sell for at least $2 million, and is the first known comprehensive archive of the t-shirts. The online sale ends December 1. 

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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