Art on Deck
Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey turned skateboards into protest art.
The Tate requested that its staff give money to buy a boat for Nicholas Serota, the institution’s departing director. Employees, especially those paid less than the London living wage, were less than eager to contribute.
Paltrow in Print
Gwyneth Paltrow is working with Anna Wintour to launch a Goop magazine and editorial website.
Turns out, Ikea’s award-winning refugee shelters were a better PR move than they were humanitarian aids.
TV on the Patio
The Handmaid’s Tale continues to court the art and design crowd, this time with a Pentagram-designed installation on New York’s High Line.
Childhood doodles from 23 contemporary artists will be featured in a pop-up exhibition. Laurie Simmons’s early creations will put your kindergarten masterpieces to shame; Dustin Yellin’s and Tom Sachs’s will not.