Sunday Art Brunch: Christie's new headquarters and Amoako Boafo's artwork in space


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 fun pieces about art and the art world. 

Hans Op de Beeck, Dancer (2021). Courtesy of Galleria Continua

If you love Hans Op De Beek’s art here is an interesting take from artnet on his latest exhibition in San Giminiano, Italy.
His career is very different from other artists and his passion for the theatrical aspects of art is spectacular. This exhibition is on view until the 6th of January.

Shanti C. Shah, Hiralal A Gandhi memorial portrait (1941). Purchased 2009. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

We often talk about museums acknowledging the origin of artworks they conserve but, again from artnet, here is the story of 14 pieces of art returned by the government of Australia. Nonetheless the National Gallery of Australia its new guidelines for repatriating works of art.

Christie's new headquarters in Asia: The Henderson, Hong Kong by Zaha Hadid Architects for Henderson Land Courtesy of Christie's

Christie’s is thinking big… in Hong Kong. According to The Art Newspaper, the auction house just signed a 10-year lease for its offices in the new Zaha Hadid skyscraper. We said this before but this is yet another sign that the art world is gravitating more and more on the Asian market.

Amoako Boafo The Pink Background, 2020 Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

At last, here is a piece of news about the space. Amoako Boafo had a very unusual task: to paint three panels of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket ship that will be launched on a roundtrip mission to space in the fall. This partnership is part of Jeff Bezos’s project to conquer the space, even with art on board.

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Anna Frattini