We’ve spent the last few months complaining about being stuck at home, and now some of us are finally allowed back into galleries and offices, we’d rather just stay in bed. The summer holidays are finally over, meaning our inboxes won’t stop filling themselves and there is no chance of keeping up-to-date with art world gossip. But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with all the news you missed!
David Zwirner Hosts Sale For Joe Biden Campaign
Since when has art not been political?! That’s right, never! So, it should come as little surprise that David Zwirner is hosting a sale to benefit Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The sale includes works from artists including Chloe Wise and Kehinde Wiley, which will be available on Platform.art between October 2 and October 8.
New York’s High Line Invites Public To Comment On Proposals
New York’s High Line is getting a new public art commission, and it wants feedback from the public! The public art space in Manhattan has a revolving Plinth commission, with the next work to appear in 2022. You are now able to have your say on proposals from artists including Nick Cave and Meriem Bennani until the end of September.
British Artist Denies Banksy Theory
If you’re British like me, you would have grown up with a TV show called Art Attack, fronted by Neil Buchanan. The much-loved artist was this week subject to online rumors that he is Banksy. And, while many of us Brits would love this to be true, he broke our hearts by posting to his website that in fact, he is not.
Kim Jones Becomes Artistic Director Of Fendi
As if heading up the Mens division of Dior wasn’t enough, now Kim Jones has been named artistic director of Fendi womens. His first collection will debut in Milan next spring.
Fashion Designers Unite To Create Joe Biden Merch
You know you’re the cool candidate when the likes of Thom Browne, Prabal Gurung and Tory Burch have designed your presidential campaign merchandise. The garments which range from necklaces to sweaters are available for purchase online.
Alexandre Benjamin Navet Redesigns Van Cleef & Arpels Boutiques Worldwide
If you haven’t heard of Alexandre Benjamin Navet before, you’re going to get to know him. The artist has just redesigned every single Van Cleef & Arpels boutique across the globe. Each store has been taken over by drawn flowers and furniture and will be on display until year-end.
Rare Jackson Pollock To Be Auctioned At Christie’s
Auction season is here again and Christie’s is starting with a bang. The house’s 20th and 21st Century Art auction in October will feature 1946 work Red Composition by Jackson Pollock. The work is extra special since it was the year that Pollock developed his distinctive style. The work will go on sale on October 6 and is likely to reach over $12 million!
Text Lizzy Vartanian