These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This WeekA print featuring Mona Lisa covered in honey, rare posters from the MoMA archive & more.
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: Mike Dargas covers Mona Lisa in honey for his Sweet Joconde 2020 print, the MoMA Design Store releases rare posters by artists in MoMA’s collection including Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl in a Window, Medicom Toy teams up with the estates of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring for BE@RBRICKs that exemplify each of the artist’s distinct style, Paddle8 features David Shrigley’s humorous My Rampage is Over screenprint in its auction of limited works, and Taschen compiles over 100 iPhone and iPad works by David Hockney in a new book.
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Mike Dargas Sweet Joconde 2020 Limited Edition Print
Release Date: Available now on Mike Dargas’ website
Release Price: $1,500 USD
Mike Dargas has given Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa a sticky makeover, showcasing his hyperrealistic style in which he covers portraits of people with dripping liquids. Aptly named Sweet Joconde, the limited edition print features Mona Lisa with honey covering her face, chest, hands and dress. Measuring 24 by 35 inches, Sweet Joconde 2020 is available in an edition of 30.
Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl in a Window Rare Poster
Release Date: Available now on MoMA Design Store’s website
Release Price: $700 USD
The MoMA Design Store has released rare posters in good vintage condition from the museum’s archive. A highlight of the collection is Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl in a Window, which was designed in 1999 for an exhibition in Rome, Italy. Lichtenstein depicts a smiling girl emerging from an open window executed in flat areas of color and Ben Day dots. Mounted in a white gesso frame, the rare poster is available in extremely limited quantities
Medicom Toy’s Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring BE@RBRICKs
Release Date: Available to pre-order now on Medicom Toy’s CJ Mart webshop
Release Price: Between $120 to $475 USD
Medicom Toy has linked up with the Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring estates for 100%, 400% and 1000% BE@RBRICKs that pay homage to the artists’ influence within the realms of pop art, graffiti, neo-expressionism and more. The Jean-Michel Basquiat BE@RBRICK features an all-over print of a disfigured individual in the artist’s enigmatic style, while the bright yellow Keith Haring BE@RBRICK is covered in Haring’s iconic figures in different colors.
David Shrigley’s My Rampage is Over Screenprint
Release Date: Available for bidding on Paddle8’s website until March 12
Release Price: $3,000 USD+
Paddle8 is holding “Editions,” an auction that offers limited works from the most celebrated artists of the last century. Included in the auction is David Shrigley‘s My Rampage is Over, a screenprint that depicts a blue elephant sitting on its haunches, accompanied by the words “I must rest. My rampage is over.” While the image’s simplicity is characteristic of Shrigley’s cartoonish style, the elephant’s fatigued stance references the emotional and physical tolls that anger and frustration have on everyone.
Taschen’s David Hockney. My Window Book
Release Date: Pre-order now on Taschen’s website
Release Price: $2,000 USD
Art book publisher Taschen has compiled 120 iPhone and iPad works by David Hockney in a book entitled David Hockney. My Window. After discovering the iPhone as an artistic medium in 2009 and the iPad in 2010, Hockney drew scenes from the window of his Yorkshire home that showcased a complex interplay of color, light, line and form. From nighttime impressions to lilac morning skies, the works document moments that are beautiful in their present existence yet always fleeting.