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The Art News You Missed While Wondering If It’s Too Early to Get Christmassy
Weekly Wrap Up
News 05 Nov 2021

Halloween’s out. Christmas is in.

Too soon? Almost definitely. But what else do you fill November with!? Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran have both given sneak peaks at their Christmas releases so we couldn’t be more excited to get cosy this winter and whack on the tunes. 

This week the world’s leaders have met for COP26 to discuss the continuing fight to save the earth from irreversible climate change. Plus Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in his role as UN Climate Change Representative. Gorgeous. 

In entertainment news, a second series of Tiger King has been announced, and we can’t wait to get our next fix of the series that drove us all feral during the first lockdowns last year. Plus Netflix have launched their first games for their app users. 

As always, we’re here wrapping up the art news of the week, just in case you missed it. 

Hugs,
The Girls  x

Art

Guilty! Art Dealer Set to Plead Guilty to Fraud Involvement

Photo via artnet

Art dealer Inigo Philbrick was apprehended in summer 2020 and has been in correctional facilities ever since. Philbrick got in trouble after selling the same works to multiple clients and defaulting on loans he had used art to secure (despite not owning those pieces). His victims lost millions doing business with him and the expected “guilty” plea will hopefully be the beginning of the end of this ordeal for them.

Alicia Keys’ Beautiful Art-Filled Home Shown to the World

Photo via guardian

Celeb Couple Goals Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz gave the world press an insight into their ‘Dreamland’ home this week. The pair worked with designed Kelly Behun to decorate the Wallace E Cunningham-designed masterpiece which the pair refer to as a “sculpture” of a house. The house contains the pair’s art collection, which they’ve been building over two decades and is made up of over 1000 works. They have work by Kehinde wiley, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,  and Kwame Brathwaite among others. DREAMY. 

Fashion

KKW has “Fashion Emergency” at WSJ Awards

Photos via harpersbazaar

Taking place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Innovator Awards’ celebrated Lil Nas X, Lewis Hamilton, and Demi Moor among others. KKW was celebrated for her brand Skims, but suffered a wardrobe malfunction before taking to the stage. Luckily, the fashion designer Kim Jones was nearby to zip Kim back into her dress after her dress started unzipping from the bottom upwards. Cheeky!

Our Favourite Celebrity Halloween Costumes

The celebrity Halloween costumes this year were on point. Who were your favourites? We adored Lizzo as Baby Yoda, Harry Styles as Dorothy Gale, Ariana Grande as the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Drew Barrymore as Drew Barrymore in Scream. Best couples costume goes to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom as a doctor and vaccine syringe. 

Market

Opening Soon: Hong Kong’s M+ Museum

photo via dezeen

Set to open on November 12th, Hong Kong’s M+ museum will be one of the biggest in the city. Showing over 8,000 works of modern and contemporary art, the museum will have a  focus on work made in and about Hong Kong. Over 1400 works have been donated by Swiss collector Uli Sigg, which will be the focus of the biggest exhibition at M+ when it opens next week.

Otherworldly Art Depot Museum Opens in The Netherlands

Photo by archdaily

Looking like something fresh out of Doctor Who, the world’s first fully accessible art depot is opening today in Rotterdam. The building homes exhibition spaces, a rooftop garden, archives, plus places to eat. Depot Doijmans Van Beunigen is going to be an extraordinary addition to the city, and it’s making us wonder when we can schedule in a trip to the Netherlands. 

Author: Verity Babbs

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