Happy Friday All! Welcome to our Weekly Wrap-Up, where we bring you a curated collection of the latest highlights and insights from the past week. From the intriguing convergence of pop culture and art as Harry Styles poses for David Hockney’s lens, to the humor and perspective of comedian Dan Mahboubian Rosen, find out more below!
Harry Styles Poses for David Hockney
Vogue Magazine has revealed, that in late May of last year, Harry Styles made a journey to Normandy where he posed for a portrait by David Hockney, across a span of 2 days. The 86-year-old artist shared with Vogue that at the time, he wasn’t fully aware of Styles’ celebrity status. To Hockney, Styles was simply another individual who had come to his studio. The completed artwork is set to be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery as a part of the upcoming ‘David Hockney: Drawing From Life’ exhibition scheduled for this November.
Goghing, Goghing – Gone! Lighthouse Immersive, the company behind the van Gogh exhibition, has initiated a Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing, a strategic step aimed at safeguarding its assets. Although the van Gogh exhibit remains the company’s flagship offering, Lighthouse Immersive has also orchestrated exhibitions showcasing Disney animation, along with the artworks of Frida Kahlo and Claude Monet. Impressively, the company’s website reports the sale of over 7 million tickets. Supported by court documents, Lighthouse Immersive has secured financial resources to sustain its operations throughout the bankruptcy period.
Comedian Dan Mahboubian Rosen’s Latest Interior Target
Comedian, with self-proclaimed questionable taste Dan Mahboubian Rosen is most well-known on his popular Instagram account for Calling Out How All Celebrities for their interiors and art collections, and it’s perfect! In his latest witty escapade, he set his sights on Kris Jenner, offering both constructive commentary and appreciation for her choices. Dive into his unique perspective by following him @thedanrosen.
Pioneering Indigenous Artist to Show at Venice Biennale
A historic milestone was achieved earlier this week with the groundbreaking revelation that Jeffrey Gibson will stand as the inaugural Indigenous artist to headline a solo exhibition within the esteemed American pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Gibson’s artworks seamlessly blend his Choctaw-Cherokee lineage and his diverse life journey spanning Europe, Asia, and the USA. He masterfully weaves a tapestry of influences, drawing from realms as diverse as club culture, queer theory, fashion, politics, literature, and art history. His artistic oeuvre is a multi-dimensional canvas, encompassing painting, performance, sculpture, textiles, and video. These works are marked by their vivacious hues and intricate patterns, breathing life into his profound artistic vision.