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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS.ArtistDaniel Arsham, a veteran of art-fashion collaborations, islaunching his own fashion label,Business of Fashionreports. NamedObjects IV Life, the company—a joint venture with brand acceleratorTomorrow—is releasing its first line today withKithin Paris and online, and it consists of unisex workwear. In other art-fashion news,CulturedhighlightsLouis Vuittonartistic directorNicolas Ghesquière’s interest inLouis Kahn’sSalk Institute for Biological Studiesin La Jolla, California, andHarper’s Bazaarhas a storyon the late, great artist and designerVirgil Abloh, whose retrospective is about to open at theBrooklyn Museum.
AUCTION ACTION.Russian journalistDmitry Muratovauctioned hisNobel Peace PrizeatHeritage Auctionsfor $103.5 million;the proceeds are going to help refugees from Ukraine, theWall Street Journalreports. The winning bidder was not identified. The firstcomic bookto featureWonder Woman, anAll Star Comicsissue from 1941, also just sold at Heritage, for $1.62 million,Hypebeastnotes. And at a far lower price point:A1747 cookbookthat is said to have the first English recipes for curry is being offered through London’sForum Auctionswith a $5,000 estimate, perNewsweek.
ArtistThomas J Pricegot the profile treatment fromFerren Gipson. Today Price will unveil two sculptures in London that honor the Windrush generation—immigrants from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971.[Financial Times]
Speaking of monuments in the United Kingdom, a bronze statue byIan Woltercommemorating theKindertransport—the evacuation of some 10,000 children, most of them Jewish, from Germany to the U.K. beginning in 1938—will be unveiled in Harwich in September.[BBC News]
South African artist William Kentridgesaid that the U.K. should work to address its colonial-era monuments. “The question should be: ‘How do we deal with our blighted past?’ rather than defending it and saying it was nothing but a heroic history,” he said.[The Art Newspaper]
PhotographerMary McCartneyhas partnered withGagosiandirectorGeorgina Cohento present a show ofMcCartney’s work atChâteau La Costein Provence, France.“I hope the viewer can see a picture of a tree and feel the breeze, almost like they are stepping into it,” the artist said.[AnOther]
To mark its 40th anniversary, the venturesome U.K. music magazine theWirehas made its entire archive free until the start of Monday in the British Isles.[The Wirevia@alexmarshall81/Twitter]
CBCtook a look at the work of two Indigenous-led firms,Two Row ArchitectandSmoke Architecture.[CBC]
DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION.If you have not read artistTakashi Murakami’s essay for theNew York Times“Big Ideas” series, which ran a few days ago,give it a click. We won’t spoil his entire thesis here, but Murakami describes two experiences—one with aJeff Koonssculpture, the other with a premium coffee—and explains how his opinion of them shifted with a bit more knowledge. Here he is on his second sip of that cup of joe:“I drank again. Then and there, my consciousness click-clacked and restructured itself. I have never had such delicious coffee, I remember thinking.”[NYT]