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A HOLY SITUATION. Glue-wielding climate activists have hit another art museum, this time in Italy Associated Press reports. After a series of high-profile incidents in the UK in recent weeks, which saw protesters tape themselves to the frames of famous works of art in hopes of drawing attention to global warming, a man and woman lashed out in Florence Uffizi. Your goal: Sandro Botticelli‘s spring (ca. 1485) which is protected by glass so that the artwork has not been damaged. According to that Guardianthe two were from the Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) group, which said in a statement: “Is it possible to see such a beautiful spring like this today? Fires, food crises and droughts are making it increasingly difficult.” The activists were reportedly ordered to stay away from Florence for three years.

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INTERVIEW SUBJECTS. designers and art dealers Axel Vervoordt is in Tatlerwho offers this advice: “It’s important to be surrounded by what’s real and honest, rather than fake things.” The late, great fashion designer Stephen Sprouse is the subject of a new exhibition in Art Museum of Indianapolisand rock superstar Debbie Harry told the New York Times about her old friend and roommate: “One of my favorite things to do was just sit and watch Steve sit and nonchalantly doodle on a piece of paper.” And Tom Sachswhose work often takes the form of faux space adventures, he said Times, “You do not go to other worlds because you have ruined them and are looking for a new home. You go to other worlds to better understand your resources here.”

The abstract

Sotheby’s will hold its first auction in Singapore in 15 years amid growing demand from the city-state and surrounding region, the house said. The sale of modern and contemporary art is on the calendar for August 28th. [Bloomberg]

pace gallery added the abstract painter to his list Virginia Jaramillowho will “become one of the few US-born Latina artists represented by a mega gallery,” Maximiliano Duron reports. Pace will show her work Frieze Seoul a solo show at her LA space in September and next May. [ARTnews]

That College of Fine Arts awarded an honorary doctorate in England Banksy, who unsurprisingly didn’t show up to accept it. A student at the ceremony stole the certificate, and the school apparently didn’t ask for it to be returned. It will be a “story for the grandchildren,” he said. [Independent and Newsweek]

Carleton Varneyan artist-turned-revered interior designer known as Mr Colorfor his exuberant, vibrant creations, died at the age of 85. Among his most notable projects was the Sheraton in the Waikiki area of ​​Honolulu, which were commissioned paintings Margaret Keanewho died last month. [The New York Times]

Pulitzer Prize–Award-winning art critic Christopher Knight has a list of “17 Artworks You Must See in Los Angeles County” from the Watt’s towers from Sabato Rodia to the virgin and child (ca. 1460) from Rogier van der Weyden In the Huntington Library. [Los Angeles Times]

Speaking of space projects, SpaceX founder Elon Musk reportedly had a short-lived affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergei Brinentrepreneur and lawyer Nicole Shanhanwhich included a meeting during Art Basel Miami Beach. None of them have spoken out. [The Wall Street Journal]

The kicker

APPETIZING ART. That New York Times has a suspenseful, hungry photo essay on the vibrant signs that adorn food stalls in Mexico City — except in the Cuauhtémoc district, whose local mayor has decreed that they must be covered. Natalie Kitroeff writes that one of the advertising technicians Martin Hernandez , noted that some “show animals happily sacrificing themselves for someone else’s meal”. Said Hernández, “It could be a shrimp that looks very elegant but at the same time mischievous, inviting people to eat seafood.” This is a must-try. Enjoy. [NYT]

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