Welcome to the Friday Weekly Wrap-Up Newsletter: Your Weekly Dose of Art, Fashion, and Pop Culture!
1-54 African Art Fair Set to Shine in Hong Kong
African art fair sensation 1-54 is set to make its highly-anticipated debut in Hong Kong in 2024, following its triumphant showcases in London, New York, and Morocco. The event will be hosted in collaboration with Christie’s and is strategically timed to coincide with Art Basel in March 2024. Should this inaugural venture prove successful, a comprehensive fair is slated for 2025, underscoring the growing recognition of African art within the Asian market, a trend that experts are keenly observing.
Art Crime Update: Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Iconic Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers
The legendary Wizard of Oz ruby slippers, which vanished from the Judy Garland Museum in her childhood home of Minnesota back in 2005, have finally found their way back. Thirteen years after their mysterious disappearance, these iconic red-sequined pumps, which have a market value of $3.5 million were recovered in a sting operation in Minneapolis in 2018. The authorities have refrained from disclosing any suspects.
Jeff Bezos Overtakes LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault as Second-Richest Person in the World
Fashion mogul and LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has slipped from the position of the world’s second-richest person, overtaken by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Arnault’s wealth has dipped below Bezos’ due to a decrease in demand for luxury goods, resulting in a $7 billion USD loss this year alone.
Fotografiska Shanghai proudly presents ‘Feng Li: White Nights in Wonderland’
Fotografiska Shanghai’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Feng Li: White Nights in Wonderland,’ opens to the public on October 21st, co-presented with Louis Vuitton. Featuring nearly 200 images from Feng Li’s career, including previously unseen works, the exhibition highlights this pioneering figure in Chinese contemporary photography. Alongside the exhibition, Louis Vuitton will host programs celebrating Shanghai’s history and culture, creating a must-visit destination for art and culture enthusiasts.
Vogue London Opens Their Doors Before Move
In the November 2023 issue of British Vogue, Edward Enninful hosts a star-studded farewell to Vogue’s iconic London headquarters, with luminaries from the past, present, and beyond. Next spring, Vogue House closes its doors for good, marking the end of an era after 65 illustrious years, celebrated with a spectacular party and cherished memories. The new home? The Adelphi on the Thames Embankment—an art deco masterpiece.