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The Art News You Missed While You Zoned Out
Are any of us actually able to focus these days?!
News 06 Nov 2020

Are all the hours and days merging into one right now? Are you finding yourself unable to care about X artist signing with Y gallery, your bestie’s latest IG post or what’s trending in the news? Well, we don’t blame you! It’s been a really strange year and we can’t help ourselves from losing our trains of thought from time to time. Remarkably, despite all the madness that is November 2020, the art world has managed to keep pushing through, but don’t you worry. We’ve got you covered with all the art news you missed while zoning out! 

ART

Takashi Murakami Decorates Room In Children’s Hospital

Image via @takashipom

Now this is the kind of news we love! Takashi Murakami has covered the wallpaper and a CT/PET at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC in his trademark colourful artwork. Our hearts just melted a little bit!

Marina Abramovic’s Opera To Be Screened Outdoors In London 

Image via @outernetarts

Did you shed a tear when you failed to snap up tickets to Marina Abramovic’s new opera? Well, if you’re in London, you’re now in luck! Marina’s The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas will be screened in central London in 2021 above the entrance to Tottenham Court Road tube station. The screening will be part of an experiential media space dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting public time-based artwork by global artists called The Outernet, we can’t wait!

FASHION

Stussy’s Latest Drop Features A Nod To Botticelli

Image via Hypebeast

Stussy has just dropped its Holiday collection and one certain jumper includes a Venus sweater, featuring Botticelli’s dreamy figure in his iconic Birth Of Venus. We can’t wait to get our hands on one!

Kylie Minogue Models For Marc Jacobs

Image via @marcjacobs

Now here’s a fashion feature we love! Kylie Minogue has been cast as the latest muse for Marc Jacobs. Photographed by Sharna Osbourne, Kylie looks insane in the new shoot.

MARKET

Cardi B, George Condo And David Hockney Auction Art To Benefit The Families Of Black Women Killed By The Police

Artists of all descriptions are donating works to an auction and exhibition supporting Black women killed by the police, with proceeds going to the AAPF. Show Me the Signs includes work by such diverse names as Billie Eilish, Marilyn Minter and George Condo. The auction will run via Artfizz in two parts between November 10 and November 30, with viewings happening at LA’s Blum & Poe

Ansel Adams To Fetch Big $$$ At Sotheby’s

Image via @sothebys

A seven decade spanning auction of Ansel Adams’ photographs is scheduled to be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. The sale includes over 100 photographs and is expected to reach around $6 million. 

Ed Sheeran Is Selling His Artwork

Image via @geewhizzcharity

If you didn’t know Ed Sheeran is an artist, you do now! The singer has donated a painting titled Jackson Pollocky – as well as handwritten song lyrics and his childhood Lego collection – to the Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction held by the GeeWizz Charitable Foundation which will benefit children and adults with life-threatening illnesses in Suffolk and Norfolk. The auction runs online until November 8.    

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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