Archive for March 2021

Group ‘Burnt Banksy’ destroy original Banksy for NFT auction

The presence of NFTs in the art world took a large uptick recently. While having existed since 2017, non-fungible tokens—unique digital files which are verified through a blockchain not dissimilar to cryptocurrencies—have been causing a buzz over the past month with high-profile artists such as Grimes making millions off of NFT sales. While there is […]

Art World Roundup: Rijksmuseum adds women artist to Gallery of Honour, George Clooney fights for repatriation, Without Walls announces 2021 programme, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup: At long last, works by women have been permanently hung in the Rijksmuseum Gallery of Honour, the original tweet by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has hit the market as a NFT collectible, and the estate of late artist Robert Indiana reaches a settlement with the Morgan Art Foundation. Meanwhile, […]

Eve Arnold believed photography should be affordable, so her estate is releasing posters of “iconic and unseen” work for just £30

Photographer Eve Arnold once remarked “I would prefer photography to be a folk art – cheap and available to everybody, rather than elevated to mandarin proportions created through an artificial scarcity.” It was that quote, seen by Arnold’s grandson, Michael Arnold, who now manages her archive, that inspired a collection of prints released as posters […]

Satirical cookbook by Andy Warhol, including recipes like “Omelet Greta Garbo”, heads to auction

Flipping through the pages of an old cookbook is often an amusing experience. While most 1950s cookbooks were made in earnest and have only become comical with age, a self-published cookbook by Pop artist Andy Warhol purposefully poked fun at the fad foods of the day. Later this month, a colour copy of Warhol’s satirical […]

Seeing it through: artist Amy Sherald orchestrates legacy of her Breonna Taylor portrait

Last September, Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor appeared on the front cover of a special Vanity Fair magazine dedicated to activism. Although commissioned by Vanity Fair guest editor Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sherald said she made the portrait for Taylor’s family to keep her “alive forever.” Now, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and […]

Gabriel Zuchtriegel appointed as new head of Pompeii

In February, Pompeii announced that Gabriel Zuchtriegel, would become the new director of the one of Italy’s most prized historic sites: Pompeii. While the news did not sit well with everyone, the 39-year-old German archaeologist doesn’t seem too worried about ruffling feathers and already has big plans for the ancient ruins. According to the Times, […]

Art World Roundup: new exhibition highlights female artists, Banksy claims mural at Reading Prison, COVID-19 heads to the Smithsonian, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover “Heart of the Matter,” a new online exhibition at the Gillian Jason Gallery in support of International Women’s Day, a Trump executive order that’s been walked back by Biden, and Banksy’s mural that appeared on the wall of Reading Prison. Also, why the Man Ray Trust tried […]