Singapore is taking center stage on the global art circuit this week as collectors descend on the city-state for Southeast Asia’s largest art fair, auctions and a video by Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot.
Early this morning, revelers outside the Miami pop-up of the Paris nightclub Silencio found a popsicle-wielding indie-pop star staffing an ice-cream truck studded with half a million Swarovski crystals.
Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova inspected sculptures by Takashi Murakami. Kate Moss also browsed as Hong Kong wooed wealthy art buyers with champagne, James Bond-style parties and lobster feasts.
Martial Raysse hadn’t had a solo U.S. show for more than four decades when the 78-year-old French artist’s Pop paintings of neon-faced beauties went on view at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in New York last May.
Artist Luis Gispert was photographing lowriders a few years ago when someone told him to check out a Cadillac Escalade with its interior redone like a Louis Vuitton bag designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.