Sunday, June 17, 2018

ARTBYSKIP: SUMMER HAT


ART: Controversial Basquiat Artworks Go on Display at Art Basel 2018

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A series of 16 drawings and paintings made by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, from 1971 to 1981, are currently on view at Bishop gallery’s booth at Art Basel 2018 in Switzerland. Included in the selection of works is a number of controversial pencil-and-crayon sketches that the legendary street artist created in the apartment of a close friend and drug dealer named Lonny Lichtenberg a.k.a. Neptune, King of the C (cocaine). Prices for the works range approximately between $45,000 USD and $120,000 USD.
Al Diaz, the curator of the exhibition and former member of Basquiat’s Samo coterie, expressed to The Art Newspaper that the works haven’t been authenticated. “[Diaz] believes the estate does not want to flood the market with more pieces,” said the publication. More importantly, the “works of art were often exchanged by artists for drugs,” Diaz added. “[The estate] is averse to anything drug-related.”
View one of the sketches above and head over to Bishop gallery’s official website to learn more.
Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4005 Basel
Switzerland

ART: Banksy Work Worth Around $35,000 USD Stolen in Toronto


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A Banksy painting valued at around £26,000 GBP (approx. $35,000 USD) has been stolen from a large exhibition of the artist’s work in Toronto. Titled Trolley Hunter, the painting first appeared in 2007 and is currently owned by a private collector. In CCTV footage of the theft, someone can be seen entering the gallery at around 5 A.M. local time before making off with the painting.
“The Art of Banksy” exhibition is an unauthorized collection of Banksy’s works, with more than 80 works worth a combined $35 million USD curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former agent. Toronto Police have released the surveillance footage, and are currently appealing for more information about the theft.
Banksy also recently revealed that he had submitted a work to the Royal Academy of Arts under a fake alias.



FRESH KICKS: NIKE


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Nike pulled through with some of the best football kits we’ve seen for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, such as the record-breaking Nigeria national team jersey. But style and performance aside, Nike’s football kits succeed on the sustainability front as well.
This year, each one of Nike’s federation kits for the 2018 World Cup is made from at least 12 recycled plastic bottles. Nike’s Fast Fit Vaporknit kits (worn by Brazil, Croatia, England, Nigeria, Poland and Portugal) and Match jerseys (worn by Australia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea) are made with a fine yarn that’s created by melting recycled plastic drinking bottles. The bottles are shredded into flakes, turned into pellets and then melted and extruded into a high-quality yarn that’s both lightweight and light on the planet.
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Nike is set to unleash a new colorway iteration of its popular Air Max 270 silhouette, adding yet another luxe rework to its already-extensive catalog. Last seen in a clean “Triple White” Flyknit variation, this new release sports an “Elemental Gold” motif, complete with white and “Light Bone” accents used to help complement its predominantly rich tonal scheme.
Placed below, we see a white midsole and black outsole, along with the model’s signature vertical-style heel bag. Expected to fetch a $150 USD price tag, the Nike Air Max 270 “Elemental Gold” is expected to debut online in the coming weeks ahead. Be sure to check back for future updates.
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After a long hiatus, Nike‘s Air Max Penny jumped back on our radar in April with a comeback “Royal Blue/Gym Red” colorway. This time, the ’90s court classic makes another return in a clean white “White/Metallic Silver” color scheme.
This edition dons an all-white wash over its leather upper and sculptural heel unit, which sets the stage for a silver metallic Swoosh plaque at the side. Some light silver accents visit the heel pull tab, ankle collar, embroidered branding at the tongue tab and 1 cent heel logo for some subtle detailing, while reflective 3M piping adds some flash in certain lights.
The Nike Air Max Penny 1 “White/Metallic Silver” will release on August 1 for a retail price of $160 USD at Nike’s web store and select Swoosh retailers.

FRESH RIDES:


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Timeless Kustoms recently went to work on a vintage 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, adding a slew of upgrades not only to its exterior frame but under the hood as well. The first-ever Corvette, while pleasing to the eye stylistically, was never seen as a power-packed racer, which the bespoke auto outfitters looked to address with this undertaking.
Known as the 1954 “Death Star” Corvette Convertible, the automobile hangs onto its curvaceous lines of yesteryear, however, takes on a handful of modern advancements, resulting in a well-balanced machine that breathes excellence from both a performance and material point of view. A 600 horsepower supercharged C6 ZR1 LS9 crate motor powers up the vehicle — the type of forcefulness its earlier predecessors could have only dreamed of. Other notable upgrades include touch-ups to the wheels, tires and disc brakes, amongst others.
1963 Ferrari GTO Becomes Most Expensive Car Ever Sold 70 million usd dollars 36 models world germany buyer seventyThe past few months have seen collectible Ferrari models sell for anywhere from $1 million USD to nearly $18 million USD, but this latest sale takes the cake. A 1963 Ferrari GTO — one of only 36 ever made — recently sold for $70 million USD to a private collector in Germany, making it the priciest auto sale ever. Topping the record of $52 million USD set by a GTO sold in 2013, the nameless owner joins an elite group of ‘63 GTO owners which includes Wal-Mart heir Rob Walton and none other than Ralph Lauren. Another ‘63 GTO holds the record for highest price ever fetched by a car at auction, raking in nearly $35 million USD at a Bonhams auction in Florida.
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Set for the RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale is an extremely rare Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta from 1956. Originally intended for racing, the A6G/2000 was completely hand-built at the time, requiring the coachbuilders at Zagato to hand-hammer each of its aluminum panels. Powered by an alloy 2-liter, inline-six engine, this particular A6G/2000 has over 7000 hours invested in its restoration, due to the current owner’s desire to win “best in class” at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este — which is a title this classic car now holds.
What also makes this car even more desirable to collectors is that each component is completely original, and the chassis, engine, and gearbox all possess matching numbers. As David Swig of Sotheby’s puts it, “this is one of only a very small handful, 4 or 5 of these cars, that has always retained its original engine and gearbox.”
More information can be found over at the RM Sotheby’s auction site, where it is estimated to sell for $4,250,000 – $5,250,00 USD.