Every week we spotlight the best art releases weekly by notable artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.
For this week’s installment: Sarah Andelman and designer Mira Mikati have joined forces to launch a pop-up store filled with art-focused products during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne drops a special edition book to commemorate KAWS’ recent exhibition, Daniel Arsham links with Disney and APPortfolio to release exclusive Mickey Mouse figures, KATSU unveils his KATSURU BETA autonomous spray-painting drone, and HBX purveys a new Yeenjoy Studio incense chamber.
View the full list below.
HELLO MIAMI Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019
Release Date: Open until December 8
Release Price: Varied
Sarah Andelman’s Just an Idea and designer Mira Mikati are currently hosting a pop-up shop called HELLO MIAMI throughout art week in the Florida capital. The temporary store features a slew of art- and design-focused products including merchandise by acclaimed Japanese artist Haroshi, skate decks by The Skateroom and artist Vik Muniz, as well as sustainable tees by PANGAIA. The shop’s interiors were designed by St. Louis-based painter William LaChance.
180 NE 40th Street
December 1-8, 2019
“KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness” Commmemorative Book
Release Date: Available now at the NGV Melbourne Design Store
Release Price: $69.95 AUD (approx. $47.87 USD)
The National Gallery of Victoria just dropped a special edition book to commemorate KAWS’ monumental “Companionship in the Age of Loneliness” exhibition. The hardcover publication features 200 images spotlighting diverse works from the career-survey presentation. Additionally, new text by famed author Margaret Atwood (Handmaid’s Tale) is included in the comprehensive tome.
Daniel Arsham x Disney x APPortfolio Mickey Mouse Figures
Release Date: December 6-8 exclusively at INNERSECT Shanghai 2019
Release Price: $352-$28,127 USD
Daniel Arsham recently teamed up with Disney and APPortfolio to launch exclusive Mickey Mouse figures at the upcoming INNERSECT Shanghai 2019 fair. The first variant is a plush toy (three different sizes) featuring hand-drawn patterns, embroidered Arsham Studio logos and a signature by the artist. The trio will also unveil a Hollow Mickey sculpture that stands three meters high. A collectible version measuring 1.3-feet-tall will also be up for grabs.
INNERSECT Shanghai 2019
2345 Longyang Rd
Shi Ji Gong Yuan
Pudong, Shanghai, China
KATSU Launches KATSURU BETA Autonomous Spray-Painting Drone
Release Date: Available to preorder now at KATSURU.AI
Release Price: $2,499 USD
Iconic New York City-based graffiti artist KATSU recently launched preorders for his semi-autonomous spray-painting drone called the KATSURU BETA. The technological art tool is equipped with advanced sensors and software to detect walls. It is also capable of tracking walls that are hundreds of feet high with 10 minutes of flight time per battery charge.
Yeenjoy Studio The Skeleton Snake Incense Holder
Release Date: Available now on HBX
Release Price: $188 USD
Hong Kong-based craftsmen Yeenjoy Studio just unveiled an intricate new incense chamber dubbed The Skeleton Snake. Entirely made from ceramic, the chamber measures 22.5-centimeters-high and boasts multiple smoke holes. Finishing off the design execution are debased Chinese letterforms across its skull form.