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The Art News You Missed While Hoping For A Valentine’s Miracle
KAWS curates an exhibition and you can wear a Birkin on your feet!
News 11 Feb 2021

It’s that time of year again… and while we’re all dreaming of Valentine’s dinners under the stars, in reality, things are probably going to be a lot different. As you’ve been daydreaming about where you’d like to be, we’ve been keeping sure to be up-to-date with everything happening in the world of art. So, while you’ve been waiting for your Prince Charming, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!

ART

KAWS Curates Exhibition

Image via @samfriedman

We all know KAWS as a top artist, but apparently he’s a curator too! KAWS has curated a show called Light by artist Sam Friedman with Library Street Collective in Detroit. KAWS and Friendman have worked together for years, as Friedman was once even KAWS’s manager so the curation seems perfect. The show runs from February 27 through April 3.

Rem Koolhaas Designs Card For Amex

Image via @eyesmag

Want to make an arty statement even when buying your daily cup of joe? Well, soon you’ll be able to thanks to a collab with Rem Koolhaas and Amex. it will be the smallest item that Koolhaas’s architecture firm OMA has ever produced and probably a must-have with the arty elite. 

Brooklyn Museum To Host KAWS Art Classes

Image via @brooklynmuseum

KAWS’s exhibition KAWS: WHAT PARTY is set to open at the Brooklyn Museum later this month (February 26 through September 5), featuring over 100 works from throughout his career. In addition, the museum has announced that from March, it will be hosting art classes inspired by the artist’s work for people of all ages. We can’t wait! 

FASHION

MSCHF Made Birkinstocks Out Of Birkin Bags

Image via @mschf

The Hermes Birkin is probably the most coveted bag in the world, and it costs some serious bucks! Now, collective MSCHF have just crafted Birkinstock shoes from the must-have bag that is selling for $$$. Would you wear them?!

Simone Rocha Collabs With H&M

Image via @simonerocha_

Now this is exactly what we need to keep the lockdown blues away! H&M’s latest celeb collab will be with designer Simone Rocha. The capsule is set to drop in March and will feature affordable pieces of womenswear, kidswear and menswear. We can’t wait!

MARKET

Virgil Abloh Auctions Damien Hirst’s Clothes

Image via @canary___yellow

It seems Virgil Abloh is the owner of some garments created together by artist Damien Hirst and designer Tetsuzo Okubo, but apparently, not for long! The clothes are being auctioned by Abloh’s Canary Yellow platform throughout the week so you better rush to get your hands on a piece! 

Epic Hockney Work Up For Sale Through Sotheby’s

Image via @sothebys

A work that David Hockney made in 2017, and which featured on the cover of the New Yorker, is up for sale through Sotheby’s this March. Tall Dutch Trees After Hobbema (Useful Knowledge) is super striking because of its unique geometric form. The painting is expected to fetch upwards of $11 million when it goes up for auction on March 25.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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