Sunday Art Brunch: from the first NFT to Art Brussel's ART WEEK return


Sunday Art Brunch is your weekly appointment with international art news curated by Anna Frattini. In this section you will find art news from across the world from big events to fund pieces about art and the art world.

  • Here we go again with out favourite art hot topic: NFTs. reports that Sotheby's sells first NFT that originated the trend. Quantum, an octagon-shaped animation by Kevin McCoy, went on sale this past week and it had already reached $140,000 the day after it went on sale. Max Moore, Sotheby's vice president of Contemporary Art in New York, talked about the importance of this piece of art that - eventually - will become an icon.
Quantum, Kevin McCoy's artwork and the first NFT. Courtesy 2 Cindy Ord/Getty Images/AFP.
  • As Europe starts to breathe again after the third wave of this pandemic, this week was Art Brussels's ART WEEK and Artsy signals 9 shows to check out within the fair. Art Brussel will end today but it going to be present through June 14th on the Artsy's platform showing how it is possible to merge an online presence and the actual venue.

  • What constitutes erotic art as perceived by the female gaze? This is the question behind Daphne Merkin's Critic's Notebook on the New York Times. Ahead of Erotic Abstraction - Acquavella Galleries's new show - the author takes advantage of Eva Hesse's and Hannah Wilke's joint exhibition to talk about erotic art under a new light.
Erotic Abstaction's installation view at Acquavella Galleries. Courtesy Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon and Andrew Scharlatt, Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles and Alison Jacques Gallery, London/Licensed by VAGA at Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), NY; Acquavella Galleries
  • David Zwirner adds another artist to his team: Portia Zvavahera, reports ARTnews. Zvavahera, based in Zimbabwe, is an african artist that is growing so much thst next fall will be on view for her solo exhibition in New York. David Zwirner will represent the artist in collaboration with Stevenson, a very big gallerist in South Africa with a location also in Amsterdam.
  • I am trying to include every week in our Sunday Art Brunch a collector's story. This week is Herbert Lust's turn with his amazing collection expanding from Alberto Giacometti's works to Hans Bellmer's pieces. His story says a lot about his collection and it is very fascinating to see. Go and check this video produced by Sotheby's.
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