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It’s nearly Christmas!
News 17 Dec 2020

It’s the most festive time of year, and even in the midst of all the madness that was 2020, we’re still feeling a little bit Christmassy. And while you’ve been distracted by setting up your tree and wrapping presents for your nearest and dearest, the art world has also been very busy. But don’t worry if most of your attention has been directed towards your Christmas list, because we’ve got everything to catch you up on what you missed!

ART

KAWS’S COMPANION Is 20!

Image via @kaws

KAW’s iconic companion is two decades old! In celebration of this milestone birthday, KAWS is releasing a new COMPANION 2020 figure via KAWSONE.com. However, in true 2020 form, part of the shipment is stuck at sea, so the release will happen when it is possible to do so. 2020, eh?! 

Banksy Sneezes In Bristol

Image via @banksy

Another day, another Banksy! This time the artist has popped-up in his hometown of Bristol, with a lady sneezing on the side of a house. It’s pretty apt for the world we’re living in. 

You Can Own Leonora Carrington Tarot Cards

Image via @thetarotwoman

We all love a female surrealist, and most of us are also into all things that could be described as “witchy”. So, we were super excited to hear about the discovery of Leonora Carrington tarot cards! The cards were discovered by curator Tere Arcq when researching for an exhibition, and now a facsimile of the cards will be available through Fulgur Press in February. 

FASHION

Bottega Veneta Collabs With Rosemarie Trockel

Image via @bottegaveneta

Bottega Veneta has teamed up with artist Rosemarie Trockel for the presentation of their Spring 2021 collection. The collection is presented across three books which include photographs taken by Trockel alongside conversations unravelling the relationship between fashion and art.

Supreme Drops Tee In Homage To Mariah

Image via @supremenewyork

All we want for Christmas is the new Supreme tee with Mariah Carey’s face on it! Supreme is dropping nine new t-shirts for December, with one very special tee focusing in on that iconic winter classic: All I Want For Christmas Is You!

SM Art Advisory Goes “Beyond Fashion”

Stephanie Manasseh, founder of SM Art Advisory, is presenting a unique collaboration and exclusive sale with fashion artist Constantin Prozorov. From now until February 29th, 2021, Stephanie will offer the Berlin-based artist‘s latest work, Beyond Fashion, on her website. The pair came together over lockdown, with this being Prozorov’s latest in a string of fashion collaborations, having previously worked with Moncler and Gucci.

MARKET

Kenny Schachter Auctions Collection

Image via @sothebys

Well, some of it. The artist, collector and critic is letting go of 120 works from his collection in a Sotheby’s sale titled The Hoarder: Part II. All lots are offered without reserve, with bidding closing tonight!

Perrotin To Launch New Business As Auction Alternative

Image via @galerieperrotin

A new article in artnet has just announced that international gallery Perrotin is set to embark on a secondary-market business that will offer collectors a bespoke alternative to auction houses. The gallery is opening a standalone business in Paris that will sell art on the secondary market. Perrotin Second Marche will open in 2021.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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