#PelhamPicks vol 35

Pelham's media and industry updates

Quote of the Week


Remember, they can't cancel the autumn either


David Hockney's second message of hope to England, as the country transitions into lockdown two -  via The Art Newspaper.

Media Brief


Sixteen UK artists are helping support nominated charities through the sale of a book of exclusive limited edition prints titled The Help Portfolio - via The Independent.

  As European arts institutions close for a second lockdown, The New York Times measures the reaction from leading cultural figures.
'One doesn’t want to overstate it, but the chance to actually attend a fair may carry a certain novelty today.' - ARTnews' Andrew Russeth reports on last weeks’ IRL art fair in South Korea: ART BUSAN & Design.  
  'Move over, "Monkey Jesus." The latest in a series of bizarre art restoration attempts to hit Spain has been spotted in the northern city of Palenci' - reports Jack Guy for CNN.
The ‘Pope of Trash’, John Waters, donates his treasures to Baltimore Museum of Art - via The Art Newspaper .   

Digital News

Join artist Krištof Kintera for an Instagram Live  via @ikongallery with assistant curator Thomas Ellmer on Sunday 15 November at 6pm GMT. Kintera discusses his recent Ikon show THE END OF FUN! – a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face.  

Social Media News

  Following Joe Biden’s US Presidential election victory, The Art Newspaper collates the best reactions from famous artists and photographers on social media.
Minimalism met reality TV excess this week as Kourtney Kardashian posted pictures enjoying Donald Judd at the MoMa - receiving over 620k likes.  

 What to See Now

   The Bob Ross Experience, a new interactive museum dedicated to the beloved artist and television presenter, has opened in Indiana.
 The Guardian is helping us all through England’s second lockdown with their picks of culture to cheer us up.  


Listen + Read + Watch + Connect

READ: The Financial Times rounds up the best new arts and culture books for 2020 - perfect for holiday gift lists!

  WATCH: 'The Disordered Eye' - BBC4’s highly acclaimed documentary lookingat modern and historical artists through the lens of their impaired vision.
LISTEN: Check out the latest episode of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast, with two founding members of The Guerrilla Girls discussing over 30 years of revolutionary work.  
  CONNECT: Follow artist @julesdebalincourt for colourful, abstract, atmospheric paintings, including this work depicting the first woman of colour ever elected as US Vice President - Kamala Harris.