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The Art News You Missed While The Market Went Mad For Non-Fungible Tokens
Non-fungible what?!
News 26 Feb 2021

Hey art girl, how’s it going? February is nearly over and Spring is on our doorstep, hurrah! And, while things finally seem a little brighter, we’re been distracted and perplexed by newsfeeds full of “NFT”s? Since Christie’s made headlines with its digital focused sale, it’s been hard to concentrate on anything else. But while you’ve been busy trying to work out just what an NFT is (it’s a special type of cryptographic token which represents something unique, and no, we have no idea what it means either), we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!

ART

Artsy And Outfront Media Launches Billboard Campaign Celebrating Black Joy

Image via @solaolulode

Artsy and Outfront Media has launched a digital billboard campaign called “Portrayals of Black Joy” spotlighting Black Emerging Artists in major Cities in the US. It went live last week in NYC, Atlanta and Georgia including works by artists Sola Olulode and Kay Hickman. 

Claire Oliver Gallery Presents Photography Exhibition Love Letters For Harlem

Image via @claireolivergallery

Harlem based Claire Oliver Gallery has just launched charitable exhibition Love Letters For Harlem featuring the works of four Harlem based photographers. In the midst of a challenging year when we have all been so isolated, the gallery showcases the resiliency and celebrates the individuals, geography and culture of Harlem through the intimacy of photography while also supporting a vital organization that provides urgently needed aid to its community.⁠ A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the more than 2,400 meals being served daily at the Salem United Methodist Church.⁠

FASHION

Maharishi Celebrates The Year of the Ox Through Andy Warhol Capsule

Image via @maharishi

Celebrating the Lunar Year of the Ox, the Maharishi x Andy Warhol capsule consists of organic cotton hooded sweats and t‑shirts featuring artwork based on Andy Warhol’s famous Cow screen print series. You can shop the drop online now!

Stella McCartney Launches Gender Neutral Collection With Yoshitomo Nara

Image via @stellamccartney

“Two communities, one collection, no gender.” Stella Shared SS21 is a unisex capsule bringing together Stella McCartney’s design with Yoshitomo Nara’s art through conscious pieces and a punk attitude of non-conformity.⁣ “Punk is about not holding back your emotions – it is the freedom to say what you want to say, not worry about what others think and live your life the way you want to live it.” – Yoshitomo Nara​⁣. We’re obsessed! Best of all, you can shop it now!

MARKET

Unseen Vincent Van Gogh To Fetch Millions

Image via @sothebysfr

An unseen painting by Vincent van Gogh is heading to auction, and it’s going to make major bucks!! The Montmatre scene will go under the hammer in a joint sale on March 25 between Sotheby’s and Mirabaud Mercier and is expected to reach more than $6 million!

The Nyan Cat Sells For $560,000

Image via @hypebeastart

Do you remember the Nyan Cat? Well, it’s now worth half a mill! The Nyan Cat turns 10 in April, so to celebrate, it’s creator Chris Torres placed a remastered GIF up for auction and it reached  300ETH, which translates as around $560,000! ETH is the abbreviation for Ethereum, a decentralized, open-source blockchain. It seems digital really is the future!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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