Sunday Art Brunch: from the French Riviera to the restoration a big puppy


Sunday Art Bruch 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.

  • It is summer already and the French Riviera is getting ready for yet another art season. The news here is that Sotheby's announced a summer pop-up sales gallery in the Côte d’Azur. This is a sign that Monaco is not only a luxury destination for rich people but it is also becoming the place to be for the world's leading collectors and gallerist. Here is what artnet thinks about it.
  • The restoration of Jeff Koons's Puppy is very much needed and the Guggenheim Bilbao launched the hashtag #BringPuppyToLife in order to find some donors for the cause. The sculpture was installed in 1997 and the restoration process makes us reflect on conservation when it comes to this kind of works of art. Read the full article on The Art Newspaper.
Jeff Koons's Puppy installed in 1997. Courtesy Guggenheim Bilbao.
  • For this week I want to talk a bit about sustainability and how the art market can do to improve its print in the light of a the global climate emergency. COVID-19 made us reflect on what is necessary and what is not, and collectors and art dealers stopped travelling the world for a hot second. Artsy is giving us an idea of where the art world is at for what concerns this topic and it is all very important to read.
  • If you are not familiar with the fashion world you may not know who Anna Dello Russo is. WWD magazine announced this week that Dello Russo, a fashion icon, is co-curating the next Contemporary Art Auction at Sotheby's in Milan for a show that features art pieces by Kaws, Hirst and other big italian artists. The interesting aspect of her selection is that she did not only chose established artists but she also included a lot of emergent creatives. This is a sign that art and fashion are trying to find ways to work as a team.
Damien Hirst’s “Water H6-9”. The estimate for this artwork is between 10,000 euros and 15,000 euros. Courtesy of Sotheby's.

  • Lastly, I want to incluce in this Sunday Art Brunch an interview from one the most important Art Advisors of our time: Laura Paulson. Paulson works for Gagosian and when the art advisory department section opened at Gagosian not all of the opinions about it were positive. The concerns were mostly about conflict of interests for the gallery's clients and more. The success of the operation made things clear. But what do we have to learn from this? Read the full interview on Artsy.
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Anna Frattini