Last week was one emotional rollercoaster in the Arts and Hollywood. Twitter and other news sources have claimed “love is dead” due to the Brangelina’s divorce, which spread like wildfire over social media dragging Jennifer Aniston into the fire. The split has not only caused heartbreak but also an art collection break up.
The two actors are not the only couple dividing up tricky assets. A few days ago, sources revealed billionaire financier Robert Soros’ divorce got ugly, especially while deciding the ownership of a Christopher Wool painting titled “FOOL”.
Still, it wasn’t all gloom and doom last week. Exciting news was released that Jared Leto will play the role of Andy Warhol in an upcoming movie; and best of all, Bill Murray is designing golf clothes.
#1 You are cordially not invited to Mugrabi’s Wedding
Big time millionaire art collector Alberto Mugrabi and fashion blogger Colby Jordan got hitched over the weekend, in front of an outstanding guest list of 600 people. Dubbed as the “wedding of the season”, the ceremony took place at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, inviting only the crème-de-la-crème of the upper-class art society in New York. High-list profiles included art dealer Larry Gagosian, Tony Shafrazi, Aby Rosen and more.
#2 From a green-haired joker to a silver wig Pop artist: Jared Leto To Play Andy Warhol
Be still Jared Leto fans as the actor is set to portray the master of pop, Andy Warhol in a new biopic. Produced and written by screenwriter Terence Winter (the Sopranos and The Wolf of Wall Street) in collaboration with producer Michael De Luca, the film will be based on Victor Bockris’s publication of “Warhol: The Biography”, which was released in 1987, two years after the artist’s passing.
#3 Bill Murray Is Designing Golf Clothes?
Actor Bill Murray and his brothers have apparently started a fashion line of gold apparel named “William Murray Golf” line. Could this be true? Well, it could indeed be, considering Bill Murray’s love for the sport and fashion. According to Fashionista, the clothes “will break away from traditional golf apparel by bringing a new look and feel to the industry with a little irreverence and a lot of style.” Set to be launched online on October 20th, we are eager to check out the end result!
#4 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce Could Tear Their Art Collection Apart
The most devastating and shocking news of the week: Angelina wants to divorce Brad. Why? Many reasons (and rumours) have circulated, however what is yet to be decided is: What are they going to do with their art collection? According to Artnet, their money is on Brad Pitt to keep a majority of the works as he’s allegedly more invested into the habit of art collecting. The Hollywood couple have amassed an impressive art collection over the years. Worth approximately US$25million, it features leading street artists and contemporary talents including Banksy, Neo Rauch, and Dom Pattinson to name but a few.
Dom Pattinson, “Hope” series, which Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie received as a wedding present. Courtesy of Dom Pattinson.
Neo Rauch, Etappe. The painting was purchased by Brad Pitt at Art Basel in 2009. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York and Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin/Leipzig.
#5 Gucci Enters a New Era of Daring Designs With GucciGhost
The Gucci’s flagstore building in New York is not the only thing street artist Trevor Andrew (aka GucciGhost) tagged. Indeed, the artist has collaborated with the fashion house’s creative designer Alessandro Michele, to create a new wild, playful and risk-taking Fall-Winter Collection. Gucci has thus entered a new era of experimentation, as GucciGhost added his own stamp and punk influences into the retail’s designs.
#6 Maurizio Cattelan Transformed Fondation Beyeler Into An Extravagant Wonderland
It was a party to attend! For its annual Summer Night’s Gala on Saturday 17th September, Fondation Beyeler, owned by collectors Ernst and Hildy Beyeler, invited “Toiletpaper” founders Maurizo Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari to transform the institution into an outlandish wonderland, revamping the entire interior – from the wallpaper to the furniture. The evening took place to raise funds for the fondation’s expansion, achieving over US$ 1million to support exhibition programming. The star of the night however, was the live auction, commandeered by none other than Simon de Pur, sporting a sequined silver suit.
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