Art Crush: All the Things We Want This Month

Your fix of the best things to support, wear, visit, buy and follow in May.

Horatio’s Garden Summer Art Auction

Creativity can be curative, physically and mentally. Horatio’s Garden is a charity that designs and builds outdoors spaces in NHS spinal injury centres to support those in rehabilitation. It’s organising an online art auction this month (15-30 May) to raise funds, with artists including Maggi Hambling and Rob and Nick Carter having donated artworks that express the positive effects of nature. Prices will start at £300.

Schnayderman’s x Paul Sepuya

The LA-based photographic artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya has created a capsule collection for Schnayderman’s, now available on SSENSE and at the brand’s flagship store in Stockholm. It’s a much more imaginative artist clothing collaboration than the standard stuff, with never-seen-before photographs by Sepuya printed at different scales on different silhouettes (the short-sleeved shirt is particularly pretty). The campaign for the capsule has also been captured by Sepuya. What’s more, all the profits go to Robert Giard Foundation Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers.

London Original Print Fair & Art Car Boot Fair

London is all about prints this month. The London Original Print Fair (usually taking place at the Royal Academy) has turned into a city-wide takeover with galleries, studios and publishers releasing new editions over the course of the week—book to view in person or head to their viewing rooms online from 1 May. Highlights include new releases from CCA Galleries, Flowers, Pangolin London and Jealous Gallery. Jealous will also be at the Art Car Boot Fair that’s taking place this month (15-17 May, online), showcasing affordable work by more than 170 artists.

M.M.S. #1 (Much.More.Shit.) Art Box

Releasing on 12 May via Creators Projects is the first edition of M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.) an annual art box filled with limited-edition works by 12 international artists. The first box contains condoms designed by Jenny Holzer, a mini spray-paint sculpture by Katharina Grosse, a vinyl by Martin Creed and a facemask made by Tania Bruguera. Only 1000 are available, but 800 have already been sold at pre-sale, so bookmark and be quick.

Handmade scarves by Marisabel Bazan

Les Foulard de Vie is a new endeavour by LA-based Panamanian artist Marisabel Bazan: a collection of limited-edition, handcrafted silk and modal scarf designs, with recognisable elements of Bazan’s abstract, butterfly-themed paintings, and connected by a colour Bazan is deeply attached to—blue. Available in two sizes, prices from $225



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Make love, not war, is very much the message in this stream of Tokyo-based Fish Zhang’s self-possessed, glorious portraits of the young and the gorgeous. They might just look like fashion images, but Asian representation remains an important and urgent concern in the creative field.