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Feature 05 Apr 2024

Welcome to the Friday Weekly Wrap-Up newsletter, where we explore the intersection of Art, Fashion, and Pop Culture.

Save the Date!

Get ready to mark your calendars because TheArtGorgeous team is over the moon to announce our next upcoming social event, perfectly timed with the Venice Biennale buzz! Teaming up with the brilliant minds at Edith Marcel, we’re inviting you to join us for an event, where you can mingle with fellow creatives, all while snagging a copy of our coveted stunning magazine. So, block off April 18th on your schedule for now if you are in town, and keep those eyes on your inbox because more details are headed your way soon!

Starry Surprise: New Gecko Species Honors Van Gogh!

A new species of gecko has been named Cnemaspis vangoghi after Vincent van Gogh. This cute lil guy was discovered by scientists from the Thackeray Wildlife Foundation during a 2022 expedition in Tamil Nadu, India. It’s dubbed “Van Gogh’s Starry dwarf gecko,” due to the males resembling “The Starry Night” painting, adorned with grayish-blue bodies, pale blue dots and stripes, and a hint of raw sienna akin to the painting’s stars.

Reviving ‘Life’ Karlie Kloss’ New Ambitious Venture Sparks Excitement

Last week’s announcement that the supermodel-entrepreneur Karlie Kloss and her investor husband Joshua Kushner intend to revive Life magazine has sparked curiosity. With its iconic red logo and impactful photography, Life carries weight, having shaped public discourse and cultural trends from 1936 to 1972. At its peak, it boasted a readership of 13.5 million and showcased the works of renowned photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Margaret Bourke-White, as well as iconic images like Alfred Eisenstaedt’s VJ-Day kiss in Times Square. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!

Get Your Art On the Run: Blue Shop’s ‘Chill 5K’

Get ready to lace up with Blue Shop Galleries in London! Join them for their inaugural ‘Chill 5K’ on Saturday, April 20th, at 10 am. After a decade-long break from running, the gallery’s Founder & Director Ocki, rediscovered the joy of hitting the pavement in 2022 while launching the new gallery space. Since then, running has brought Ocki new friends, scenic parks, awesome tunes, and buckets of joy. Fresh off completing a half marathon in Brighton this year, Ocki is thrilled to share the experience with Blue Shop’s community of artists, creatives, makers, and collectors. See you at the starting line!

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Named Chief Curator for 2025 Bienal de São Paulo

Exciting news! Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, a top-notch curator, will be the head honcho at the 2025 São Paulo Biennial. Ndikung, currently the director and chief curator of Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin, previously led SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, transforming it into a prominent cultural hub known for diverse artistic programs and community engagement.

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