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Art Industry News: Madonna Buys an Explicit Work of Canadian Feminist Street Art

November 27, 2018

Madonna at the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 

 

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Artists Survey Wreckage of California Fires – American artist Lita Albuquerque, one of the many artists who live in and around Malibu, lost her home and studio to the Woolsey Fire, as well as her entire archive of art. “We had nine structures; everything burnt to dust,” Albuquerque said. The same was true for artist Samantha Thomas, who watched her house burn on national television while sitting in another city. (The Art Newspaper)

 

Nan Goldin Stages a Protest in Front of the Governor’s Office – Artist and activist Nan Goldin’s P.A.I.N. group occupied the street in front of Governor Cuomo’s office in New York on Monday morning. They set up a mock safe injection site and called out Governor Cuomo for his inaction in fighting the mounting opioid crisis. Since January, Goldin has been staging direct action protests at various locations that have been known to have taken money from the Sackler family, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Freer-Sackler in Washington, DC. (Press release)

 

Madonna Buys a Street Artist’s Work – Canadian street artist MissMe has a very famous new client, having sold a six-foot-tall self-portrait from her series “Portrait of a Vandal” to Madonna, who showed it off on her Instagram stories. The work