EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

There were lots of moments in Miami but one that really brought a smile was British artist Lucy Sparrow’s handsewn felt McDonald’s restaurant with the artist herself serving her inedible replicas behind the counter. Visitors lapped up the fries at $200 and Happy Meals at $500 – certainly, a lot healthier than the real thing.

Talking of taste, Superblue in Miami collaborated with Meta to create a foodie wonderland. People who purchase tickets ($58 during the day, $200 for an evening sitting) are led into a futuristic dining room, designed by the artist Mattia Casalegno. Each diner slips on a Meta Quest 2 VR headset before being served a menu of amuse-bouches by chef Chintan Pandya.

The 2022 Venice Biennale closed on Sunday with more than 800,000 tickets sold for The Milk of Dreams, making it the most popular edition to date. It was curated by Cecilia Alemani, who just came second on Art Review’s Power 100 for 2022.

This weekend we will be getting our skates for a trip to Battersea Power Station’s rink and eyeing new tree decorations. Speaking of decorations and shopping, M/M Paris has designed some fungi inspired hand blown glass shapes for the musician Bjork made by Fossora and available at the artist’s online store. We will also be rummaging for treasures at the Art Car Boot Fair online.

The British Fashion Awards sponsored by Diet Coke takes place on Monday with the winners receiving a striking trophy designed by Yinka Ilori, ethical jewellery company SkyDiamond and The Glass Foundry. Super stylist and editor, Katie Grand will be receiving the Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator.

All my best from me and the KTW Family,
Katy
The Wick - Begg x Co + Queercircle superfine cashmere scarf

Objects of Desire

Begg x Co + Queercircle superfine cashmere scarf

The Wick - Suzy Murphy, Courtesy of the artist
Monday Muse

Interview Artist and Sculptor Suzy Murphy

The Wick - Bobbye Fermie, courtesy of the artist
Spotlight

Spotlight Painter Bobbye Fermie

The Wick - Henry Moore, The Arch, 1979–1980.

Happenings The Wick’s Top Ten Public Sculptures

Happenings
The Wick - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: (L to R)  Mei Hui Liu, Fashion designer Edeline Lee, Maryam Eisler and Lady Alison Myners attend the launch of Oscar-winning artist Tim Yip’s groundbreaking new art film LOVE INFINITY on MUBI, featuring some of the most iconic and diverse living artists and creatives of our time, at the National Gallery on March 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Tim Yip)

Happenings “Love Infinity” Screening and In Conversation at The National Gallery

Happenings
The Wick - 4. Skate at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon 2022. Image by Owen Harvey

Viewing Skate at Somerset House

Get ready to don your blades and twizzle and turn at Somerset House Skate, London’s favourite festive destination.

The Wick - Dandelions at Christmas at Blenheim Palace Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music

Viewing Christmas at Blenheim Palace

For the ultimate festive experience with kids, hop on a train to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where the great rooms have been transformed into a fantastical winter wonderland.

The Wick - Claridge's Christmas Tree 2022 by Sandra Choi for Jimmy Choo 5

Viewing Claridge’s Christmas Tree & The Connaught Christmas Tree

Marvel at two of the most magnificent Christmas trees in Mayfair, London. First, head to The Connaught hotel on Carlos Place, where you’ll see a wonderous Nordmann fir designed by East London artist and sculptor Suzy Murphy.

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