Hey art girl, how’s it going? Are you hot? Are you tired? It’s been a very strange few months so we can completely forgive you if you feel like everything’s gone over your head. Somehow, in the midst of all the crazy, the art world has continued to function and adapt. Even when you felt like you were going mad, the art world kept on hustling. So, don’t worry if you took a breather to rest this week, we’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed!
LA MOCA Releases Virgil Abloh And Alex Israel Face Masks
Just when we thought we’d had our fill of novelty face coverings, LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art drops these bad boys featuring work by Virgil Abloh, Alex Israel and a number of other artists. The masks are selling for $28 via the LA MOCA website.
Yayoi Kusama Is The Subject Of An Illustrated Novel
There really is nothing like a picture book. We were thrilled to hear about a new read focusing on the life of one of our favourite artists. KUSAMA: A Graphic Biography was illustrated by Elisa Macellari and documents Kusama’s life through 128 pages and 400 illustrations. Grab your copy for just $19.99.
George Michael To Be Featured In Mural At London Art Festival
Who doesn’t love a bit of Wham!? George Michael is set to be featured in a mural in London’s first Brent Biennial in September. The 9 metre high mural will be painted by Dawn Mellor to celebrate the singer who was local to the area.
George W. Bush Releases Book Of Immigrant Portraits
Former president of the USA George W. Bush is releasing a book of portraits of immigrants. Out Of Many, One comprises 43 paintings accompanied by essays about the subjects. The book will be released next year and be accompanied by an exhibition.
Prada Launches Re-Nylon Collection
2020 was the year the fashion world finally woke up to climate change. So, we’re glad to see the news that Prada is about to launch a Re-Nylon collection at Selfridges’ Corner Shop early next week, featuring items fashioned from sustainable materials made from plastic waste collected from oceans. Fashion for a cause.
Introducing The Black In Fashion Council
A new initiative spearheaded by Teen Vogue editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner and PR Sandrine Charles advocating for Black people in fashion has just gone live. The Black In Fashion Council has launched with 38 brands including Cartier, Loreal, Conde Nast and many many others. We can’t wait to see what they will do.
Lotta Volkova Collabs With Adidas
Lotta Volkova is most famous for her work as a stylist with Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga. She has just dropped a collab with Adidas featuring shoes, leg warmers and a onesie. Shop now!
Liste Art Fair Cancelled
Following the cancellation of Art Basel, it should come as little surprise that Basel’s other fair, Liste, has also put the brakes on their 2020 edition due to the global Covid-19 situation. Here’s hoping for a better 2021.
Glimmers Of Hope For Art Fairs This Fall In Paris
While it seems like every art fair under the sun has been cancelled this year, there may be a shining light in Paris. Cultural events with more than 5,000 people have been given the go-ahead from September and as FIAC (scheduled for October) is yet to announce any cancellations, there may well yet be an art fair taking place before the year comes to a close.
Text Lizzy Vartanian