Art Girl`s News

Happy Monday TAGers! Spring has sprung and April’s Fools Day has come and gone! The only surprise I had was Miss Pac Man eating its way through Google Maps (phew). However, other questionnable events took place last week, which were definitely no joke. According to Page Six, Brad Pitt has decided to take on the therapeutic activity of sculpting amid his divorce with Jolie. Additionally, a couple more art galleries have closed their doors, joining recent shut downs such as Andrea Rosen.
Before you get your weekly wave of Monday blues, check out what else happened last week.


#1 Ida Ekblad Served by Birkenstock CEO


Oliver Reichert, the CEO of German shoe brand Birkenstock, has filed a lawsuit against female artist Ida Ekblad for appropriating an ad by the label, featuring Reichert’s daughter. Ekblad’s art work is currently being exhibited in an art gallery in Hamburg, which is also being sued.


#2 Kusama is Filter Perfect


Either Instagram has the chickenpox or Instagrammers are in love with Yayoi Kusama’s polka dots. Since the Japanese artist’s retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, her iconic artworks have taken over Instagram. Yet, another installation seems to have taken the throne from her famed “Infinity Mirrored Room”. “The Obliteration Room” has taken the app by storm! The installation consists of an all-white domestic room setting, entirely covered in multicoloured spots.


#3 Karl Lagerfeld’s New Collection is Getting the Printing Treatment


The black-sunglasses-wearing designer has teamed up with artist and illustrator Steven Wilson on a new capsule collection consisting of clothes and accessories. The limited edition collection consists of graphics created by the artist including Karl’s portrait, his cat Choupette, and the brand logo, coloured in hues representing the printing process such as cyan, yellow, and magenta. A new minimalistic spin of Lagerfeld’s namesake label.



#4 The Artist Who Paints Over Fendi Bags

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Artist John Booth makes a splash by collaborating with Italian fashion house Fendi for their menswear collection as he adds his playful and colourful illustrations on the label’s bags.


#5 Is it Art, is it a Street Lamp? No, it’s Belfast New Public Art Piece…


Belfast is not happy with its latest 36-foot-tall public art sculpture “Origin”  by Solas Creative, which is supposed to ressemble a giant raindrop from the city’s Farset River. The Spectator did not hash its words while portraying the piece, describing it as “[c]lumsy, aggressive, [and] cheap-looking” and slamming “the arrogance of the bureaucrats who commissioned it.” Ouch!


Photos via: @gallerytalknet Instagram; Design Boom; WWD.com; Dazed Digital; Artnet.