Hey art girl! How’s your summer going? Here’s hoping you have had a chance to catch a break. While you’ve been avoiding your emails and frolicking in the sunshine, the art world has kept on moving. But don’t you fret about that, we have you covered with everything you missed!
Jordan Casteel And Kerry James Marshall Cover Vogue
We LOVE this. For the latest issue of US Vogue – the Hope issue – Jordan Casteel and Kerry James Marshall were commissioned to paint covers. Marshall paints a woman wearing a gown designed by Virgil Abloh, representing the beauty of all black women. Meanwhile Casteel depicts activist and designer Aurora James in a Pyer Moss dress. James has called for retailers to reserve 15% of space for black-owned businesses in her 15 percent pledge and we are totally here for it.
Brooklyn Museum To Reopen With Major KAWS Exhibition
New York City’s Brooklyn Museum is set to reopen on September 12, announcing a major survey on KAWS called WHAT PARTY. The exhibition will cover the artist’s 25-year career and include over 100 works, opening on February 12.
Man Jailed For Punching A Picasso
Most art girls would demand a life sentence for such an act, but just this week a man was given an 18-month jail sentence for punching a Picasso painting at London’s Tate Modern. The architecture student claimed it was a performance, but the judge didn’t seem so sure. Read more about it on artnet.
Yoko Ono Puts Up Messages Of Hope At The Met
We could all do with being a little more hopeful right now. So, Yoko Ono has hung huge banners on the facade of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art that read TOGETHER and DREAM. The installation will be on view until September 13. The Met is due to reopen August 29.
New York Fashion Week To Go Ahead But Without The Frow
What is fashion week without the frow? Well, we’re about to find out as New York Fashion Week is going ahead without it this fall. In line with new safety regulations, events will have a maximum of 50 people meaning that a media and front row presence is unlikely. Masks will also be mandatory, even for the models.
Gentle Monster Collabs With Diplo
Diplo and Gentle Monster have come together to drop two aviator-style pairs of specs. Dubbed the Space Cowboy collection, the frames are available in four colour iterations and are set to drop September 1.
Sotheby’s To Sell Notorious B.I.G.’s Crown
In 1997 Notorious B.I.G. posed in a crown for a photoshoot. Three days later he was killed. Now that crown is up for sale in Sotheby’s first-ever hip-hop auction. Other lots include love letters written by Tupac Shakur to high-school girlfriend Kathy Loy. The Hip Hop sale will take place on September 15.
Text Lizzy Vartanian