Hey art girl! How’s it going? Have you finally lost it about being separated from your hairdresser? To be honest, we feel the same! All this time without our manicures, pedicures and hair salons has been pretty tough. So, we won’t blame you if you’ve been too focused on giving yourself a makeover to keep on top of art news. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!
Da Vinci Of Debt Is World’s Most Expensive Artwork
You may have thought the Salvator Mundi was the world’s most expensive piece of art, but think again! An installation by Natural Light called Da Vinci of Debt at New York’s Grand Central has stolen that accolade. A comment on student debts, the artwork comprises 2,600 real college diplomas valued at around $180,000 each, meaning the work is valued at $470 million, $20 million more than Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi.
Centre Pompidou To Close For Four Years For Renovations
The Centre Pompidou is a must-see for any arty trip to Paris, but art girls may have to sit this one out for a while as the French art institution is closing its doors between 2023 and 2026 for a renovation which is reported to cost €200 million!
Barber Institute Of Fine Arts Launches Nurse In Residence
Nurses are the superheroes of our new world. So, we just loved learning that the UK’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts has launched a Nurse in Residence program. Jane Nicol, a British nurse, will spend 12 months looking at how art in the collection can inform and enrich healthcare.
Uniqlo Rumoured To Collab With Louvre
Now this is something we can’t wait to see! Uniqlo has been teasing snaps of a Uniqlo x Louvre collaboration. It’s all very hush hush, but we’re certain once details are announced, it will be epic!
Gucci Officially World’s Hottest Brand
If you’re a Gucci fan, you’re not alone! The Italian brand has officially been announced as the world’s hottest brand for the second year in a row in Lyst Index’s Q4 2020 report.
Sotheby’s Auctions Super Rare Botticelli
This auction has been in the news for a while, and for good reason. This incredibly rare 15th-century Botticelli goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s this week, and is set to reach $$$$!
Text Lizzy Vartanian