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Art Stuff 06 Aug 2020

Hey art girl, how are you coping? Has it been another long week of working-from-home? Are you melting from the heat? Will that one annoying client just not leave you alone? We feel you, we’ve all been there. We’re pretty sure that between the heat and your workload, it’s been pretty tough to keep up-to-date with art news, right? Well, don’t worry, we’re here to catch you up on everything you missed!


KAWS And Jeff Koons Fly Flags From Rockefeller Center


New York’s Rockefeller Center is hosting a public art installation called The Flag Project that includes flags made by artists including KAWS, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer and Marina Abramovic. The installation celebrates NYC’s culture, strength and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic and will be installed until August 16.

Team Lab Create A Sauna Experience In Japan


Yep, you read that right, light enthusiasts Team Lab have brought a sauna into their work. The new installation at Mifuneyama Rakuen in Japan takes over Takeo Hot Springs, which is reportedly the best sauna in Japan. Bright lights surrounded by 3-million-year old nature? Count us in!


British Vogue Embraces Activism


British Vogue is dedicating its coveted September issue to activism. In recent times it feels like we’ve all found our voice, and fashion is now speaking up in a big way. The issue features a special fold-out cover starring 20 inspirational activists including Adwoa Aboah and Marcus Rashford. 

Vogue Champions Hope Across The World 


And in more Vogue news, 26 editors of international Vogue editions across the world are sharing images of hope. Our favourite is from Vogue Italia and a snap by Massimo Vitali showing people holidaying on Italian beaches after months of lockdown. 

Off-White Supports Black Businesses


We’re all trying to do our bit to be a little more thoughtful with our consumer purchases right now, so this new t-shirt drop from Off-White is most welcome. The brand’s new slogan tees read I Support Young Black Businesses with proceeds from the $220 t-shirt going to Chicago CRED, an organisation that creates opportunities in the fashion industry for underserved communities. 


Christie’s Launches Sale Dedicated To Black Artists


As the world has woken up to the Black Lives Matter movement, so has the art world. Christie’s has just launched an online sale called SAY IT LOUD (I’m Black and I’m Proud) curated by 24-year-old curator Destinee Ross-Sutton. The sale includes works by 22 young Black artists and runs until August 17.

James Murdoch Now Owns Major Stake In Art Basel’s Parent Company


James Murdoch is probably best known for being the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, you know, the guy behind News Corp. Well you’re going to learn much more about him, since he now has a controlling stake in MCH Group, Art Basel’s parent company. Read more about it here.  

Basquiat Painting Sells For $10.8 Million Via Auction App


Apps may well be the future of luxury art auctions. A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat just sold for a whopping $10.8 million USD via new app Fair Warning. The app was created by Loic Gouzer, who was formerly co-chairman of Christie’s. Each week the app auctions off a single piece of work and judging by the results of this sale it’s doing very well. Say goodbye to your paddles and hello to your smartphone!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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