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The names to drop, the fairs to visit; everything
you need to know about the art world now
In the Frame
Take fashion cues from four of the art world’s most stylish dressers
For actress and model China
Chow, collecting art is in the
blood. her art connoisseur
father ‘Mr’ Michael Chow’s
restaurant was a mecca for
artists like andy Warhol and
The GallerisT: Keith haring in the ’80s, and
Dasha Zhukova China even doodled with
art collector, museum family friend Jean-Michel
founder, fashion designer and Basquiat as a child.
mother at 29. There’s nothing
Dasha can’t do. she founded
Moscow’s Garage Center for
Contemporary Culture in 2008.
russia’s equivalent to the Tate,
it shows art from David lynch
and Damien hirst.
The ColleCTors To KnoW
Reed Krakoff new York
designer who collects classic art.
Ydessa Hendeles Canada’s
The GallerisTs To KnoW biggest and best collector.
Iwona Blaswick of Whitechapel Gallery. Eugenio Lopez Alonso
nicknamed the Mexican Medici,
Victor Pinchuk of Ukrain’s Pinchuk art he has over 2000 works of latin
Centre. american art.
Alison M Gingeras at the Guggenheim. Valeria Napoleone italian
Massimiliano Gioni of Milan’s nicola collector who champions female
Trussardi Foundation artists.
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saM Taylor wooD
always immaculately dressed, sam
Taylor Wood is a photographic
and video artist who has turned
our obsession with celebrity into
poignant emotion – David Beckham
and robert Downey Jr star in past
works. Taylor Wood made headlines
with her brilliant feature film debut
Nowhere Boy last year.
st lucia-born shala Monroque is the
most fashionable woman in art. Pop
magazine’s editor-at-large and a keen
blogger, she’s a regular on the gallery
circuit. The 31-year-old used to date
larry Gagosian, turning her into art
iMaGes: GeTTY iMaGes, rex FeaTUres
Jasmine Guinness The
The arTisTs To KnoW model is hot on the art trail.
terence Koh nYC artist who Olympia Scarry artist, it
makes everyday style a work of art. girl and friend of Dasha Zhukova
Francesco Vezzoli italian artist Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld
with a love of celebrity. The son of French Vogue editor
Chiho Aoshima surrealist painter Carine runs his own art space.
who collaborated with issey Miyake. Hope Atherton
Julie Verhoeven British artist new York artist and one of
and ex-fashion designer. Vanity Fair’s best dressed women.
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what to wear:
From manga-inspired prints to op art paintings, we spotlight Gallery Girl
the latest must-see exhibitions from around the globe Channel downtown chic with
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HAUNTED and neutral accessories.
Bilbao, Spain, until
March 13, 2011
With works by robert
the ways in which
photographic imagery CY TWOMBLY: CAMINO REAL Gagosian
is incorporated into Gallery, Paris, until December 23, 2010
contemporary art. art impresario larry Gagosian opened his
Parisian outpost last month. head there now
to check out a never-seen-before series of
abstract paintings by Cy Twombly.
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RELATED WORK Pay attention
National Gallery, London, to detail: gold
until May 22, 2011 hardware and
highlights of this show textured trims
TRANS-COOL TOKYO Singapore Art include two large-scale are instantly hip.
Museum, Singapore, until February 13, 2011 pieces that riley has
Don’t miss Yashitomo nara’s cult Pop art painted directly onto
paintings and Kohei nawa’s taxidermic deer the museum’s walls.
sculpture, which the artist has painstakingly
covered with thousands of crystals.
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Five facts you need to know d es i
by Cheyenne Westphal, M
Chairman of Contemporary O
art at sotheby’s europe
art wish list
Decide what category
you’re interested in
then look on auction
house websites for
their calendar. For
up-to-date global info, the grey Mondrian from
the recent ysl auction
Do your research:
High profile sales
happen in the or a black on gray
published 2-3 weeks
evening and are
rothko. i like the
ahead of an auction; so be sure to ambiguity of gray – is it
and the exhibition dress up.
light dimming or
opens 5-7 days before.
If it’s your first an invoice is sent
time, bid in person – out the day after
you’ll have a better the auction with
iMaGes: GeTTY iMaGes
sense of what’s 30 days to pay.
PSST… Auction catalogues make for beautiful coffee-table books. Phillips de Pury & Company’s glossy
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WhaT To buY noW
artists to invest in, recommended the collaborators
by art Consultant adam gahlin
MARCIN DAMIáN ORTEGA AND BELLA FREUD
MACIEjOWSKI Mexican artist australian photographer Polly
Polish painter whose sculptural Borland is famed for her candid
represented by works range from portraits. she teamed up with
Meyer Kainer £20,000 – £160,000. Bella Freud to shoot her
in Vienna and he’s represented by fall ’10 campaign.
Thaddaeus ropac the White Cube
in Paris and in london and
salzburg; paintings Kurimanzutto
sell for £10,000 Gallery in Mexico.
GERT AND UWE TOBIAS AND CHRISTOPHER KANE
romanian brothers who work together Christopher Kane revisited
on woodcuts and sculptures, which range legendary photographer Bruce
from £2,000 – £19,000. They’ve been Weber’s archives to produce
picked up by Maureen Paley in london. super cool T-shirts.
LINDER STERLING AND RICHARD
naMe to know: NICOLL
linder sterling emerged from the Manchester
Fru tholstrup punk scene as a feminist photographer and
artist. richard nicoll used one of her graphic
The art advisor you need on speed dial, Fru is a director face prints emblazoned across T-shirts and
at haunch of Venison in london and has been collecting dresses in his fall collection.
contemporary works for the past 15 years.
what to wear:
The hottest new names to know openinG niGht
CYPRIEN GAILLARD Make an entrance in sequins
Parisian Cyprien Gaillard’s fascination teamed with tough accessories.
with history, architecture and decay,
has garnered him serious admiration
and France’s top art award this
october, the Prix Marcel Duchamp.
POLLY MORGAN offset an elegant
30-year-old english rose dress with a leather
Polly Morgan has turned jacket and sculptural
the old-fashioned art of wedges.
taxidermy into something
new and collectable –
gaining fans like
Kate Moss and Damien
hirst along the way.
rallou Panagiotou is one
of Greece’s hottest new
talents, with her dark
of minimalist sculpture.
Based between nYC
and la, Texan Crow
creates sell-out shows of
giant canvases showing
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la: the new CuBISM:
Pioneered by Pablo Picasso
and Georges Braque,
all art eyes are looking to la. The city’s ExPRESSIONISM: Cubism involved reducing
art market is booming and celebrities Developed by american objects to abstract
from James Franco to Brad Pitt are painters in the 1940s geometric outlines,
lining up for gallery openings as if they including Jackson Pollock, revolutionizing european
Willem de Kooning and SuRREALISM: painting and sculpture
were film premieres. Even New York’s a cultural movement that
Mark rothko. They were in the process.
art world is heading West. Big dealer interested in spontaneous began in 1920s Paris, when
Jeffrey Deitch gave up his private gallery or subconscious creation. artists, poets and authors
in nYC to become the director of became fascinated with
la’s Museum of Contemporary art. the subconscious. salvador
Check out local artists ed ruscha, John Dali, rené Magritte
Baldessari and Mike Kelley, all packing and Max ernst were
in crowds on the international all innovators.
POP ARt: originating from new York
the la Characterised in Britain graffiti, today street art is
a worldwide phenomenon
it Girl and america by themes
with artists such as Banksy
iMaGes: Jeana sohn; rex FeaTUres
from popular culture YOuNG BRItISH
Gallery owner and such as advertising, comic producing stencil art
ARtIStS (YBAS): and large-scale murals.
la native heather books and music from the in the late 1980s and
’50s and ’60s. Key players Urban art is its saleable
Taylor launched ’90s, a group visual artists equivalent.
her contemporary included Peter Blake, David including Damien hirst,
hockney, roy lichenstein sarah lucas and Tracey
Culver City art
and andy Warhol. emin started exhibiting
space Taylor De
Cordoba in 2006, together, shocking the
focusing on young British art scene with their
emerging artists. provocative installations.
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Every December art aficionados, style setters and sun worshippers
head to art Basel Miami Beach for cool contemporary exhibitions and
fabulously fashionable parties. This year’s highlights include rosemarie
Trockel’s installations and antony Gormley’s supersized sculptures. Get planninG...
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