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The Art News You Missed While Taking A Nap
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News 19 Feb 2021

Hey art squad, how’s it going?! February can be pretty grey so we understand if you’ve been spending more time than you’d like to admit working from your bed. Luckily for you, we’ve been busy making sure we’re up-to-date with all the world’s hottest art gossip. So, while you take a rest, here’s a round-up of everything you missed! 

ART

Damien Hirst To Take Over Entire London Gagosian Gallery

Image via @damienhirst

Gagosian has three gallery spaces in London, and now the biggest – on Britannia Street – is set to be taken over for a whole year by Damien Hirst. The first exhibition is being installed right now, but we’ll have to wait for the UK’s lockdown to be lifted to get a glimpse. 

Desert X To Open In Coachella Valley Next Month

Image via @_desertx

We love to announce IRL openings! The third Desert X is set to open March 12 in the Coachella Valley to showcase large works in the middle of the desert. Artists will include Judy Chicago, Zahrah Alghamdi and Oscar Murillo. This is one art show that is actually super safe, hurray!

Frieze Opens One Year Pop Up Space In London

Image via @friezeofficial

After its success on London’s arty Cork Street in October, Frieze is returning for a one year pop up. The space is set to provide a flexible and collaborative environment for galleries to show ambitious projects and you can be involved too, the space is open to applications to participate in its programme! 

FASHION

Savage x Fenty Is Worth A Billion Bucks

Image via @savagexfenty

Congratulations are in order for RiRi since Savage x Fenty has officially been announced to be a billion dollar business! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the brand. 

Supreme Releases Cereal 

Image via @wheatiescereal

Here’s the breakfast you didn’t know you needed: Supreme Wheaties! We’re not sure what to think of this, but it’s super fun, so why not? The Supreme Wheaties are rumoured to be released for the Spring/Summer 2021 fashion season. 

MARKET

Basquiat Expected To Break Records In Asia

Image via @christiesinc

A painting made by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982 called Warrior is going under the hammer at Christie’s Hong Kong next month and is expected to fetch at least $31 million, with many predicting the sale will break Basquiat records. The work will be auctioned on March 23. 

Artsy Hosts Auction To Benefit Equal Justice Initiative

Image via @artsy

Artsy and the Equal Justice Initiative are coming together to support the initiative’s mission to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, as well as to challenge racial and economic injustice. The platform is auctioning works donated from major galleries including Salon 24 and Various Small Fires to make a difference. The sale runs until February 25. 

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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