ARTnews takes a look at what some artists are doing with nowhere to go but the supermarket.
With social distancing and non-essential business shutdowns still in full effect in many parts of the world, artists have been forced to come up with new and creative ways to engage with the public. Many—including marquee names like Banksy, Damien Hirst, and Ai Weiwei—have taken to Instagram to give their followers a glimpse into how they’re handling the pandemic. Below, a guide outlining how some of the world’s biggest artists have been coping with the current state of the world.
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