Artist Daniel Arsham Creates Fashion Label —and More Art News –

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Artist Daniel Arshama veteran of art-fashion collaborations, launches his own fashion brand, fashion company reports. Appointed Items IV Lifethe company, a joint venture with a brand accelerator tomorrow— releases its first line today with kith in Paris and online, and it consists of unisex workwear. In other art-fashion news, Cultivated strong points Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiereis interested in Louis Kahnit is Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and Harper’s Bazaar has a story about the late, great artist and designer Virgil Ablohwhose retrospective is about to open at the Brooklyn Museum.

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AUCTION. Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auctioned sound Nobel Prize of Peace at Heritage auctions for $103.5 million; the proceeds will help refugees from Ukraine, the the wall street journal reports. The successful bidder has not been identified. The first comic to feature wonder womana All star comics 1941 issue, also sold at Heritage, for $1.62 million, hypebeast Remarks. And at a much lower price: a cookbook from 1747 that is said to contain the first English recipes for curry is offered through London. Forum Auctions with an estimate of $5,000, per Newsweek.

The summary

Artist Thomas J. Price got the profile treatment of Ferren Gipson. Today Price will unveil two sculptures in London that pay homage to the Windrush generation, immigrants from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971. [Financial Times]

Speaking of landmarks in the UK, a bronze statue of Ian Wolter commemorating the Kindertransport– the evacuation of some 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Germany to the UK from 1938 – will be unveiled at Harwich in September. [BBC News]

south african artist William Kentridge said the UK should work to remedy its colonial-era landmarks. “The question should be, ‘How do we deal with our wasted past?’ rather than defending it and saying it was nothing but a heroic story,” he said. [The Art Newspaper]

Photographer Mary McCartney has partnered with Gagosian director Georgina Cohen present an exhibition of McCartney’s work at Chateau La Coste in Provence, France. “I hope the viewer can see an image of a tree and feel the breeze, almost like stepping into it,” the artist said. [AnOther]

To mark its 40th anniversary, audacious British music magazine The Thread has made all of its archives free until early Monday in the British Isles. [The Wire via @alexmarshall81/Twitter]

Radio Canada examined the work of two Indigenous-led businesses, Two Row Architect and Smoke architecture. [CBC]

the kicker

DIFFERENCE AND REPETITION. If you haven’t read the artist Takashi Murakamitest for the New York Times The “Big Ideas” series, which aired a few days ago, gives a click. We won’t spoil his whole thesis here, but Murakami describes two experiments, one with a Jeff Koon sculpture, the other with a high-end coffee – and explains how his opinion of them changed with a little more knowledge. Here he is on his second sip of that cup of coffee: “I drank again. Then and there, my consciousness clicked and restructured. I have never had such delicious coffee, I remember thinking. [NYT]

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