Art musts of the week: 17-23 November 2014

November 20, 2014

Must know: A new record for Christie’s !

Wednesday 13th of november, New York. A feverish agitation fills the coridors of the Rockfeller Plaza. In the salesroom, you can see all the most famous art collectors and brokers of the world, looking with excitement the bottom of the room, where you can admire the famous Warhol’s “Elvis”, masterpiece of post-war contemporary art.  Christie’s, still the leader of contemporary art sale, reached a new record with a bidding sale that totalized 852,8 millions of dollars (682 millions of euros). 

Quick info : Recording the Must Know of last week, you will be please to know that the RATP proceedings against M. Chat were declared null and non-rider !

Must See : @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

“The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.”
— Ai Weiwei

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island’s layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America’s most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights that resonate far beyond this particular place.

Must Have : An arty bag

What happens when a brand as famous as Longchamp, and an artist as known as Sarah Morris collaborate for the aniversary of an iconic bag ? A product arty and classy, colorfull and geometric, with serigraphies universel and timeless. A must have of the week that will please the fashionistas and the art lovers !
Sarah Morris for Longchamp,

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