Cheat Sheet: Dasha Zhukova, Oscar Murillo, and Andy Warhol x Converse
Catch up on this week's most clicked stories.
Everyone’s favorite sneaker, the humble but classic Converse All Star, is getting the Andy Warhol treatment. And as fashion/art collaborations go, we’re pretty jazzed about this one. Available in a variety of silhouettes, the shoes feature iconic Warholian imagery like Campbell’s soup cans, advertisements, and newsprint. For when, where, and how to snag them, check out Converse x Andy Warhol Coming In February.
STATE OF THE UNION
Artist and Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who is best known for her ongoing senior thesis project that involves carrying a mattress wherever she goes on campus in protest of the university’s alleged mishandling of her sexual assault, was invited to the State of the Union address by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand is currently pushing for harder laws on how sexual assault charges are handled on college campuses. For more details, read Emma Sulkowicz to Attend State of the Union.
KOONS IN KRISIS
Jeff Koons celebrated a birthday this week, but we’re not sure it was all that happy considering the latest plagiarism charges against him could empty his piggybank of several million dollars. The work in question is his 1998 sculpture Fait d’Hiver, which French adman Franck Davidovic claims was copied from an advertisement he designed. Koons has lost two of the three previous suits against him, but does this one have a shot? See Jeff Koons Plagiarism Lawsuit Could Top Millions for more details.
Three people have been arrested in Spain for attempting to sell forged Picasso, Miró, and Matisse paintings. During the operation, nine artworks were seized: six attributed to Miró, two to Matisse, and one to Picasso. The operation has also prevented the sale of two fake lithographs attributed to Miró. For more information, read Picasso, Miró, and Matisse Forgery Ring Busted.
Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, we’ve created this listicle that’s made up of our favorite listicles from the past year. Think we’re crazy? We dare you not to click on The 10 Most Popular Art World Lists of 2014, which boasts such gems as “The 15 Wildest and Weirdest Art Stories of 2014,” and “The Top 10 Uber-Rich Art Collectors.” We knew you couldn’t stop yourself.
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