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The Art News You Missed While Pouring Your 100th Cup Of Coffee
We just can’t concentrate these days
News 23 Oct 2020

It’s a crazy, crazy world out there, and we’re pretty sure art guys and girls the world over are not sure what day it is. As art calendars change every five minutes and new online activities are announced every other day, it’s really hard to keep up. So relax art girl, while you sip on your coffee, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed.

ART

Takashi Murakami and Daniel Arsham Works Up For Grabs In Paris Scavenger Hunt

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Always wanted to own a Takashi Murakami? Don’t have the $$? Well, here’s an opportunity for you! Murakami – along with 19 other artists – will be hiding artworks around Paris’s Grand Palais between October 24 and 25. Wanted is a project run by Perrotin Gallery and Grand Palais and if you are the lucky one to find one of these artworks, you get to keep it for free! Bear in mind however, that in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions, the scavenger hunt will take place in 50-minute time slots with a maximum of 500 people per session. 

New Banksy Pops Up In Nottingham

A new piece of street art by the ever-elusive Banksy has popped up in Nottingham, UK. The piece depicts a girl playing with a tyre instead of a hula hoop. The work is situated right next to a bike with its rear wheel missing that is tied to a lamppost. 

Berlin Museums Attacked With Oil

70 artworks had oil poured over them on October 3 in an attack that took place across several Berlin museums in broad daylight. The affected museums are the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum. The vandals are unknown and we’re all just hoping the art and antiquities are ok! 

FASHION

Marine Serre To Drop Shades With Gentle Monster

Alongside her 2021 lookbook Marine Serre showed off some pretty cool shades which were designed by uber-cool brand Gentle Monster. Two pairs of frames called Visionize I and Visionize II are rumored to drop next Spring. 

Moncler Goes On Tour With Rick Owens

The Moncler and Rick Owens collab is dropping this week. In celebration Owens’ partner Michele Lamy is taking Owens’ tour bus on the road and heading to Milan where she will be hosting conversations from a padded bus. 

Studio-1X Collaborates With Rainforest Charity Cool Earth

Studio-1X is releasing a limited edition t-shirt promoting the fight against climate change. 10% of the profits from each sale will go directly to Cool Earth. The t-shirt, embroidered in Brussels, is inspired by 2000’s sport brands, with a hint of techno and is designed to be worn by everyone, from your grandma, to your co-workers or your uncle! 

MARKET

Damien Hirst T-Shirt Up For Grabs On eBay

In May Damien Hirst launched a contest allowing fans to win his own t-shirts (signed and framed), and now one of those is up for sale on eBay! Unfortunately though, it’s not cheap. The t-shirt is priced at £250,000 and the auction will run until October 31.

Beastie Boys Selling Mother’s Mega Art Collection

Mike D of the Beastie Boys is the son of a major art collector and he is now selling his mom’s collection via Sotheby’s. Hester Diamond’s art collection is said to be worth $30 million and will be auctioned online in January 2021.

A New Art Fair Is Set To Open In Palm Beach

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Just when we thought art fairs were a thing of the past, a new one pops up! Private Art Fair is launching in February 2021 thanks to David and LeeAnn Lester, who have been running the Palm Beach Show for two decades. The fair will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and will be covid safe, with around 300 visitors at a time. 

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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