EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

While the U.K. groans under the bizarre cloud of party mad Boris and Prince Andrew embarrassment, it’s prime time to divert one’s attention to the shifting tectonic plates of the art world. Digital is proving a viable cash cow. Following the lead of the British Museum and the Uffizi, the Grand Palais will be launching a special gallery space for immersive digital exhibitions when it reopens after restoration in 2024. Expect NFT sales in the gift shop. Like the Van Gogh exhibition, Grand Palais Immersif plans to roll out shows globally.

Meanwhile, give yourself an optic treat at the Corner Shop space at Selfridges. The superstore has collaborated with Paco Rabanne and the estate of 60s artist, Victor Vasarely who wowed his generation with mind warping optic works, on a sensory overload installation with a capsule Rabanne collection attached.

All best wishes from me and the KTW family,
Katy
The Wick - Maple Mini Book Light

Objects of Desire

Maple Mini Book Light

The Wick - Portrait with James Turrell Deer Shelter Skyspace: An Art Fund Commission © Jonty Wilde
Monday Muse

Interview Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Helen Pheby

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The Wick - Josh Raz
Spotlight

Feature HIX Award-winning painter Josh Raz

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The Wick - Antonia Showering

Viewing Antonia Showering

The London-based painter’s first solo show at Timothy Taylor in London showcases her dreamy compositions.

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The Wick - KAWS, COMPANION (EXPANDED), 2020, augmented reality sculpture at Serpentine North Gallery. Courtesy of KAWS and Acute Art.

Viewing KAWS: New Fiction

Developed in collaboration with Acute Art and the online video game Fortnite, the artist’s first major solo London exhibition at the Serpentine presents his paintings and celebrated toys.

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The Wick - Victor Vasarely

Viewing Victor Vasarely: Universe

Selfridges is hosting a special exhibition and NFT sale of works by Victor Vasarely to celebrate the Op Art pioneer and Paco Rabanne’s new collection.

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Dream & Discover

Discover Joel Mesler

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“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”

David Hockney