Sunday Art Brunch: from the Pompeii's fast food to the influnce of Britney Spears


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. 
Since last week I was on summer vacation this week I wanted to go overboard with Sunday Art Brunch art news from all over the world.

  • In Pompeii, believe it or not, there was a fast food. artnet wrote about this new section of the archeological site that is now open to visitors. The place was called  “thermopolium” - a kind of ancient cheap restaurant - and served honey-rosted rodents, a delicacy for the Pompeians.
Pompeii's thermopolium ready to be visited.
  • There is a new incredible documentary available to watch: The Lost Leonardo and The New York Times wrote a review about it. Glenn Kenny cleverly features all of the interesting sections of this documentary that includes various characters, F.B.I. and C.I.A. professionals but also NYT investigative journalist David Kirkpatrick and Leo DiCaprio.

  • artnet is giving us yet another fun interview that tries to dig in the immersive Van Gogh exhibition in a slightly different way: interviewing moms, the most interested demographic for this show that is travelling around the world. Go and check this article out because it is hilarious.
  • Classic Nudes, a very straightforward project created by Pornhub - an interactive guide to some of the erotic art that can be found in major museums around the world - is now removed from the platform. ARTnews is talking about it in this article that tackles every step of this controversial adventure.
  • Now we are going to fly to Japan where Yayoi Kusama's pumpkin sculpture washed into the sea because of a tropical storm. The sculpture, now severly damaged, was located on the pier of Naoshima, the famous "art island" since 1994. Here is everything you need to know about what experts are trying to do in order to save one of Japan's most recognizable contemporary art pieces.

  • Hyperallergic talks about how 40 self-taught artists are entering a great american institution’s collection: the American Folk Art Museum Collection (AFAM). Go and check out all of the artists that made it into this collection in New York thanks to their hard work and passion for art.
Courtesy Horace Pippin
  • I will leave you with a very 2000s content: the Art Angle podcast dedicated to Britney Spears’s influence on millenial artists. In this podcast Sarah Cascone is discussing the Britney craze over the past 20 years especially now in this fragile moment in the pop star life. There is also another article written by Janella Zara that collects various artists that actually represented and embodied in some way or another the pop star.

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Anna Frattini