Welcome to the Friday Weekly Wrap-Up newsletter, where we explore the intersection of Art, Fashion, and Pop Art.
2024’s Colour of the Year: Pantone Unveils the Enchanting ‘Peachy Fuzz
Pantone has revealed “Peachy Fuzz” as the Colour of the Year for 2024. This soft and charming hue, a fusion of orange and pink, graced international runways during the Spring/Summer 2024 season, gaining popularity among fashion brands like Balmain. Officially named PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, this velvety peach shade is described as soul-nurturing, embracing the entire being – mind, body, and spirit.
Upcoming Takashi Murakami Exhibition in Kyoto
Renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is preparing to unveil his highly anticipated exhibition, “Takashi Murakami Mononoke Kyoto,” in February 2024. Hosted at the KYOCERA Museum of Art in Kyoto City, this expansive exhibition not only showcases Murakami’s vibrant contemporary art and iconic smiley flower designs but also commemorates the museum’s 90th anniversary.
Beyoncé Faces Critique from Artist Hajime Sorayama Over Renaissance Tour Costume Inspiration
Hajime Sorayama, the popular Japanese artist celebrated for his provocative depictions of female androids, has voiced his thoughts regarding Beyoncé’s use of his artistic themes in one of her costumes during her Renaissance tour. “Yo @beyonce, You should have asked me ‘officially’ so that I could make much better work for you as like my man @theweeknd,” Sorayama wrote in a December 11 Instagram post. What are your thoughts?
Getting Cozy with Jennie
Jacquemus is all about celebrating the holiday season in style. After featuring Kendall Jenner in their first-ever “Guirlande” campaign, the French fashion brand has now teamed up with BLACKPINK sensation Jennie Kim for its second installment. In this latest campaign, the South Korean artist is seen enjoying some quality downtime in a cozy setting surrounded by some very cute dogs. It’s the perfect backdrop to showcase Jacquemus’ latest collection of Christmas-ready fashion pieces.
Announcing Unit London X ArtReview Art & Writers Residency!
Introducing Unit London’s inaugural Dragon Hill Residence in the South of France, set to open in March 2024. Collaborating with ArtReview, this unique artist and writer residency, designed by architect Jacques Couëlle, will host international talents for six weeks. ArtReview will invite and mentor six writers who will live at the residence. Their work will be published on artreview.com at the end of the residency, making this a one-of-a-kind creative partnership.