Archive for June 2019

Brooklyn Museum director ‘didn’t see the appeal’ of KAWS at first, but now they’re holding a survey of KAWS works in 2021

Artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, hasn’t always been welcomed into the art world. His caricatured style, bold use of colour, and fluidity between mainstream art, street art, and fashion is something that most museums don’t look for in artists. However, that’s significantly changing for the artist who’s become one of today’s most sought-after […]

Artists selected to create statue honouring Shirley Chisholm in New York

Artist team Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous have officially been announced by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and women.nyc to create a forthcoming statue of Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Their statue, named Our Destiny, Our Democracy will be the first commissioned work to be realized as part of the […]

Tate Liverpool features Keith Haring in major retrospective

Keith Haring’s graffiti-like, minimalized figures have persisted even after the artist’s life was cut short due to complications with AIDS at the age of 31 in 1990. 85 of his works, which were relatable, comedic at times, and offered a comment on society, are now coming together for Haring’s first major exhibition in the UK. […]

Egypt tries to halt the sale of a statue resembling Tutankhamun

On July 4th, a partial bust of Tutankhamun is set to lead ‘The Exceptional Sale’ at Christie’s London; however, Egyptian authorities are trying to halt the auction for fear that the statue was looted from the Karnak temple in Luxor. Dating back to the 13th century BC, the statue, if sold, could go for as […]

Mystery Buyer of Work Attributed to Caravaggio Revealed

The mysterious buyer behind the early 17th-century work billed as a long-lost Caravaggio masterpiece, was revealed to be an American billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector. J. Tomilson Hill, former vice chairman of the private equity firm Blackstone, purchased the work days before it was set to go on auction carrying an estimate of […]

Frieze’s Jo Stella-Sawicka named as the direct Goodman Gallery’s London expansion

Jo Stella-Sawicka has been named by the Goodman Gallery as the director of their London gallery set to open this Autumn. For nearly a decade, Stella-Sawicka has been a part of Frieze’s leadership team in London contributing to the growth of the fair in recent years. As artistic director for the fair, she oversaw the […]

Strange Wonders of the World

Within their respective domains, both Laurent Le Bon and Patrick Mauriès prove their originality, focusing on what is usually considered an obvious way to awaken (and to reveal) individuality. So, it’s not surprising that they eventually found themselves working together on a common project in a place that is not common: The Hélène & Édouard […]