Opus B – the design studio that slows people down, Basquiat worth $110m, self-promotion for artists – these headlines captured our attention last week. See what other articles we picked from across the art world.
Anti-energy drink Slow comes enclosed in meditative hourglass packaging
By Emma Tucker / The Deeze
Polish studio Opus B has created a conceptual drink packaging designed to give consumers a chance to slow down.
By Abigail Cain / The Artsy
Flowery language can spell disaster for writers. Flowery canvases, on the other hand, have long been a mainstay for artists. But it wasn’t until the 1800s, with the rise of the horticultural movement, that artists began to cultivate their own gardens en masse.
By Michael Phillips Moskowitz / The Artsy
Museums are the coral reefs of the global art ecosystem; their health underpins and signals the well-being of the whole. They elevate discourse, provide entertainment, educate the public, attract tourists, create jobs, and certainly provide evidence of long-term value in the $57 billion art market.
By Jonathan Jones / The Guardian
An untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat work has sold for $110.5m, becoming the most expensive American painting ever – thanks to a combination of romance and sheer nightmarish vision.
By The Art Quest
Self-promotion has a bad press among artists, seen as a hollow and corporate way to make friends and influence people. But at it’s simplest, it’s about making friends.
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From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
Interviewed by Dobromila Blaszczyk
How to prepare a good application? On what basis art residencies are selecting the applicants? What are they looking for in artists’ CVs, letters and projects?
Read our interview and following tips from Nathalie Anglès — founder of and director at Residency Unlimited in New York.