Whereas the American government is providing loans to Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria, Arte al Rescate is providing direct aid to victims by fundraising through the arts.
“MACHO POSTURING / THERE IS NO GOD,” reads British artist Grayson Perry’s newest drawing, which depicts an industrial wasteland with territories marked “fragile hope,” “crap jobs,” and “motorway of dreams (mistaken).”
As members of the art world head to the home of The Golden Girls to peruse, critique and/or roll their eyes at the displays of one of the most popular art fairs in the world, a noble bunch of New York artists intend to intervene the glorified shopping mall to mitigate the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused to New York’s creative community.
At Pitti Immagine, one of the largest fashion trade shows in Florence, Dame Vivienne Westwood debuted her second Ethical Fashion Africa Collection in partnership with the International Trade Centre. The first, back in February, was a small offering of three tote bags, but for her sophomore effort she came back with a fuller collection of totes, handbags, duffles and key chains. Though she says of Africa, “I’ve never been before, [and] I shall probably never go again…”, she appears to be getting a lot accomplished in this one shot.