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The Art News You Missed While Preparing For Halloween Via Zoom
All the arty news that passed you by
News 30 Oct 2020

Hey art girl, how’s it going? Spooky season is here, and it certainly is a spooky time indeed! Things seem a little precarious again and we all just need a break. While you’ve been busy in the gallery – or more likely, in the viewing room – the art world has kept on moving. But don’t worry if you missed out on any gossip, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!

ART

KAWS Gets Political

Image via @kaws

For his latest drop on the acuteart app, KAWS has released digital works that scream VOTE HIM OUT, announcing his Biden appreciation to the world. Anyone can download the works for free using the app. And, just a gentle reminder to our American art girls to use their vote!

Yoshitomo Nara, Jenny Holzer And More Design Plates To Help Homeless

Image via @hypebeastart

The Coalition for the Homeless in New York is collaborating with 50 artists to release limited edition plates to benefit the homeless. Artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Ed Ruscha and Maurizio Cattelan. The plates will run in editions of 175 and sell for $175 on the Coalition for the Homeless’ website from November 16. 

Kunst im Blau Opens As Art Hotspot In Zurich 

Image via @theelectricartcollective

A new exhibition of works by established local artists is opening at Restaurant Blau at Zurich’s Greulich Hotel. Supporting the local artistic force, Kunst im Blau is set to become the new hotspot for art happenings in central Zurich. Kunst im Blau will be carefully curated by art advisor, Sandra Nedvetskaia and artist Peter Hauser, the dynamic duo behind the Electric Art Collective.

FASHION

Off-White Pays Tribute Tribute To Enzo Mari At Triennale Milano

Image via @off___white

We all know Off-White’s Virgil Abloh is a huge design-nerd, so this tribute to Enzo Mari should be no surprise. Off-White is currently participating in Enzo Mari, an exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at Triennale Milano. As well as creating an installation in the exhibition honoring the late designer, Off-White has also released two hoodies. 

Vivienne Westwood Collabs With Eastpak To Save Oceans

Image via @viviennewestwood

The fashion world is becoming more and more eco-conscious, and Vivienne Westwood has long been a champion of a more sustainable world. Her recent collab with Eastpak shouts it from the rooftops as it is made of recycled ocean plastics and has “Save Our Oceans” sprawled over it. The drop is available from November 2. 

MARKET

David Hockney Expected To Lead Phillips Sale

“Nichols Canyon” 1980Acrylic on Canvas84 x 60″© David Hockney Photo Credit: Pru Cumings Associates Ltd.

Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will go ahead on December 8 in New York City, with David Hockney’s Nicholas Canyon expected to reach $35 million. Considered the artist’s first mature landscape of Los Angeles, this is sure to be one to watch!

Guitars Get The Art Treatment In Auction Supporting Marginalised Groups

Image via @bigissueuk

The UK’s The Big Issue has just put together an auction compromising Stratocaster designs that have been given a makeover by artists including Gavin Turk. The guitars are being auctioned to raise money for individuals at risk of homelessness. The sale runs until November 3.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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