The SuperGorgeous Awards are a new annual top list celebrating the very best in creative collaborations between art and brands, and arty moments of entertainment and pop culture over the past 12 months.
We look back to some spectacular releases, celebrity moments, auction records and art news that broke the internet in 2017. All shortlists are carefully selected by our team, with the final result left up to you, our audience: Kindly pick your favourite, one from each of the 5 categories below, by just clicking the respective box.
Voting is on until January 25 and the final results will be announced on 29 January 2018.
1. Best Art X Brand Collaboration
Collaborations with brands can be a new platform for artists to make their art and ideas accessible to a wider audience; in return brands can benefit from creative thinkers while reaching new target groups and often catering the style-savvy generation - it’s powerful forces joint. This category aims to acknowledge collaborations between a contemporary artist and a fashion brand/ lifestyle industry player with proven impact on the market.
Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton
Kaws x Nike
Faye Weiwei x Shrimps
Sang Bleu x Hublot
Cao Fei x BMW
Ignasi Monreal x Gucci
Cindy Sherman x Supreme
Linda Nochlin x Dior
Supermafia x Sankuanz
Alex Israel x Vilebrequin
Philip Colbert x Chupa Chups
Liu Bolin x Moncler
Dan Witz x Dior Homme
Daniel Arsham x Adidas
2. Best Celebrity x Art Moment
Art and celebrities - they are inseparable, from the nobles and rich merchants in Renaissance till nowadays. This category highlights the most memorable arty moments of this year among celebrities who steadily trade the red carpet for the art world.
Swizz Beatz’ No Commission Fair
DiCaprio Casted to Play DaVinci
Jay-Z Tours With Giant
Jeff Koons Balloon Dog
Solange Knowles at Marfa with a Donald Judd Backdrop
Ryan McGinley Shoots Brad Pitt for GQ
Katy Perry Teams up with
Urs Fischer for a Sculpture
Beyonce’s Dreamy IG Shoot with Her Newborns
Chloë Sevigny Stars in Pussy Riot’s Video
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sculpture by Emanuel Santos
Jennifer Lawrence Painted by
John Currin for Vogue Cover
3. Most Entertaining Art World ’Grams
How would we know who just hung the newly acquired Basquiat in his collector crib, how to know how to pair art with fashion or how it would look like if Mona Lisa would street style cruising at the beach with Van Gogh if there would not be a crowd of artists, critics and highly creative people around the art scene offering us often educating, and always entertaining, visual stories. And luckily often even on daily base. This category awards the most entertaining Instagram account in the art world.
4. Female Artist Who Made 2017 “Her” Year
#artgirlsdoitbetter – it is just that easy and therefore we don't want to miss celebrating female artists who left their mark on 2017. For this, we select the most “gorgeous” out of the gorgeous to highlight and appreciate her efforts, spirits as well as boundless creativity, because, girls, you just rule! Thanks for your encouragement and please don`t stop to inspire.
5. Most Viral Art Story
In 2017, the art world has been busy enough with Documenta, Venice Biennale and the usual art fairs from Basel to Shanghai. Along all this, we were entertained with countless news and gossip every day. But some of them just popped up in every channel. This category is to underscore that single story which will stay in our mind while we move forward to another year.
The Selfie Fame of Kusama’s “Infinity Rooms”
The Museum of Ice Cream
KAWS’ Private Art Collection Featured in Architectural Digest magazine
Yusaku Maezawa’s Record-Setting $110.5 Million Purchase of a Basquiat at Sotheby’s
The Last DaVinci auctioned at Christie’s
“Loving Vincent” - the First Fully Painted Film
Angelhaha – the Art-World-Only Airline
Louvre’s Withdrawal of Atelier Van Lieshout’s Sexually Explicit Sculpture
The Opening of Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh and Paris
Damien Hirst’s “Underwater Treasures” at Palazzo Grassi
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