Easter is here, and you know what that means…rebirth, renewal and…chocolate! While we’ve all been busy thinking about how we’re going to treat ourselves with candy over the long weekend, the art world has kept itself busy. So, here’s all the art news that you missed!
A Dollhouse Has Been Made And Decorated By British Artists
Now here’s the dollhouse we all wish we had as kids! A museum exhibition inside a dollhouse has been commissioned by Pallant House Gallery, containing miniature artworks by 30 British artists including Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry. The exhibition will take place at the UK’s Pallant House Gallery in Chichester from June 26.
The Louvre Goes Online
Much of Europe is sadly on lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit one of the world’s most famed museums! The Louvre has just put its entire art collection online for free, allowing you to search through 482,000 works from the comfort of your own home, and without having to travel to France. Magnifique!
Light Art Festival Opens In Riyadh
Our appreciation for public art has truly grown during the past year of being hindered from entering museums and galleries. A new festival of light and art has just opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Noor Riyadh is a 17-day light festival featuring 60 artists from over 20 countries including Yayoi Kusama, Carsten Holler and teamLab, which will runs until April 3.
Lil Nas X Releases Shoe Made With Human Blood
If you haven’t seen the controversial music video for Lil Nas X’s new track Call Me By Your Name, where have you been?! To coincide with the new song, the artist has released a new shoe in collaboration with MSCHF which has human blood as an ingredient…interesting? The sneakers are causing more controversy due to their similarities to Nike’s Air Max. What do you think about them?!
Balenciaga And Alexander McQueen Say Goodbye To Fur
Luxury brands Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen have both recently announced that they will no longer be using fur in their collections, cementing it in their brand policies. Hurrah!
Takashi Murakami Releases NFTs
Takashi Murakami has released his first NFT. Partnering with Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Murakami’s first NFT comes in 108 variations and is a pixelated version of his signature flower. Get yours at OpenSea now!
Sotheby’s To Auction Basquiat Worth $$$
Basquiat works often make headlines breaking records and Sotheby’s is hoping to be in the news again when it auctions Versus Medici in New York on May 12, as it is expected to reach $35 million!
Text Lizzy Vartanian