This is a Robbery
We have been totally gripped by this series on Netflix. This is a Robbery tells the story of the world's biggest art heist. Back in 1990, thirteen works were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston by two men dressed as police officers. The haul, including works by Degas, Rembrandt and Vermeer has never been recovered and the empty frames of the lost works remain on the walls of the museum as a poignant reminder. A must watch!
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
We just love this makeup bag from Artware Editions - designed in collaboration with contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan.
One of the most popular films on our site this year was Warhol's, "Marilyn Diptych" - the wonderful combination of Hollywood glamour and Pop Art tongue-in-cheek humour continues to resonate with people to this day. We just love this colourful cushion, available via the Tate Gift Shop (it's on sale now too!)...
Launching a career as an artist can be a daunting prospect for many. Creative people can often feel overwhelmed by the practical elements of the business of being a professional artist but our partners Phaidon have published an up to date guide on how to establish yourself and navigate your way through the sometimes mysterious art world. With contributors including the FT's (and LAS lecturer) Georgina Adam, artist Shirin Neshat, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and many more, this is a much-needed guide for artists.
P.S....don't forget LAS members get a 30% discount on Phaidon books.
We are big fans of David Shrigley here at LAS and we couldn't resist this multipack of hand sanitiser bottles he has designed with Magda Archer. Perfect for when the galleries and fairs reopen to all!
This lovely series of books (Little People, Big Dreams) tells the stories of inspirational women throughout history with the aim of inspiring children and we love this one about Frida Kahlo. Packed full of beautiful illustrations, we think the adults might like these for the coffee table too!
Our most popular film this month? The Art Fair, from our Art Market series was the most watched film this month - perhaps indicative of the imminent re-opening of art fairs around the world. We love seeing what our members watch most each month and don't forget if there's an artist or artwork you'd like to see on LAS please tell us via [email protected]
LAS lecturer Ben Street has a new book for children out this month. How to be an Art Rebel is a wonderful companion for children who want to learn about art. Leo the museum cat helps to explain different art movements and encourages them to make up their own minds about what the art means.
We adore all things Yayoi Kusama and these tea-towels are no exception. Such a lovely idea for a gift.
We love a museum gift shop and Tate Modern has one of the best. This Olafur Eliasson Little Sun Lamp is solar powered and gives 5 hours of light when fully charged. The best thing about it though is that through buying it, you help to make it available to those who do not have affordable access to electricity. A wonderful iniative set up by artist Eliasson to help communities living off-grid.