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  • That Banana on the Wall? At Art Basel Miami It’ll Cost You $120,000.
    Posted by Robin Pogrebin on December 7, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Maurizio Cattelan’s latest provocative work is buzzy and fun. But is it art? […]

  • Smithsonian Spotlights Donation of Duchamp Works to Museum Holdings
    Posted by Sam on December 6, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    A piece in the Smithsonian this week looks at the recent trove of Marcel Duchamp works given to the Hirshhorn Museum.  “This is a real milestone in our museum’s history,” says museum director Melissa Chiu. “This is in fact the most important donation by individual collectors since our founding gift from Mr. Hirshhorn which founded our museum […]

  • A Graffiti Museum Where the Writers Are in Charge
    Posted by Jon Caramanica on December 6, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    The Museum of Graffiti, the first of its kind, opens in Miami with a ticktock history of the art form’s early development […]

  • GQ Profiles Shared Territory of Art World and Balenciaga
    Posted by Sam on December 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    A piece in GQ this week looks at the outsize impact of Berlin’s art scene on the look and popularity of Balenciaga in the broader art world.  “There’s so much crossover that it feels like the art world and Balenciaga are a part of the same conversation,” says Carly Busta of New Models. Read more at […]

  • Freelands Foundation Gives $132,000 to Hepworth Wakefield for Hannah Starkey Show
    Posted by Sam on December 6, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    The Freelands Foundation has awarded the Hepworth Wakefield as the fourth recipient of its $132,000 Freelands Award, which will support a major exhibition of photographer Hannah Starkey. “This project comes at an exciting moment when Starkey is reassessing her art in the light of recent political events, such as the MeToo movement, that have such a vital […]

  • Bloomberg Profiles the Challenges Around Selling Massive Works at Art Basel Miami Beach
    Posted by Sam on December 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Bloomberg has a piece on the massive Portia Munson work on view at P.P.O.W.‘s Art Basel Miami Beach booth, and efforts to sell it during the fair.  “This is really why we do this, “ says collector Steve Wilson, who ultimately bought the work. “I love exposing the world to this kind of art, and helping living artists, and […]

  • New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now
    Posted on December 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Alina Szapocznikow’s bits of body; Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s triggering Claymation; Sonya Kelliher-Combs’s poignant picturing of abuse; and Amy Brener’s urethane goddesses. […]

  • Sales pass £1m in Hobgoblin apparel as the ale and beer brand rolls out new look
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Apparel sales for the popular ale and beer-turned lifestyle brand, Hobgoblin are surging to over £1m at retail thanks to the success of a licensing programme spearheaded by the licensed clothing specialist, Poetic Brands. The rising popularity of the brand has followed a recent overhaul of the IP’s positioning within the market. Overseen by its […]

  • WWE launches new WrestleMania board game and card game compendium
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 10:45 am

    WWE fans across the UK now have the opportunity to become part of the electrifying global pop-cultural event, WrestleMania, by playing a new WWE board game. Manufactured by the award-winning board game creator Rachel Lowe MBE, WWE: Road to WrestleMania has players take on the role of WWE Superstars such as John Cena, Roman Reigns, […]

  • Boat Rocker Studios secures multi-territory Boomerang deal for Kingdom Force
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Boat Rocker Studios has secured a multi-territory deal with Boomerang for Kingdom Force, its new pre-school animated action series from Industrial Brothers. The deal will see the 52 x 11′ series broadcast on Boomerang in key EMEA markets across the region, including UK, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Israel, and Africa from Spring 2020.The series will make […]

  • Expansion for The Insights People as firm welcomes five new team members
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 10:06 am

    The kids, parents and family market intelligence unit, The Insights People has expanded its team yet again, with the appointment of no fewer than five new members to its research and technical departments. The Insights People, which now survey more than 2,000 children every week, across three continents and seven countries, and more than 105,000 […]

  • Sales of toy-filled Advent calendars ‘show no sign of abating’, says NPD
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 10:03 am

    It isn’t just children that are fuelling sales of toy advent calendars this year, according to the NPD Group, who in an article with The Scotsman details a year on year sales increase of five per cent for the festive tradition. The group has once again highlighted the might of the ‘kidult’ market (adults buying into the […]

  • Best Art of 2019
    Posted by Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter and Jason Farago on December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    This was a year of highs that included political protest in the art world, a historic Whitney Biennial, inspiring monuments and a revamped MoMA. […]

  • On the Rooftops of Paris, a New Kind of Urban Garden
    Posted by Kurt Soller on December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The landscape architect Arnaud Casaus is creating green spaces wilder and warmer than those found at street level. […]

  • Brands In expands into accessories in new Friends and Riverdale deal for New Look
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on December 6, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Brands In, a specialist in licensed fashion apparel, has broadened its category offering by expanding into the accessories market.  The company has initially unveiled its new lines at retail exclusively in New Look, showcasing two Warner Bros. key properties, Friends and Riverdale. Faye Walton, head of buying, accessories and lifestyle, at New Look, said: “Following […]