Hang-Up’s End of Year Art Quiz 2022 | Part 1
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Hang-Up’s End of Year Art Quiz 2022 | Part 1

6 Dec 2022

This year has been full of notable art moments, from the so-called ‘Olympics of Art’ (the Venice Biennale), to Frieze, record-breaking auction results, and the return of Banksy. Below is part one of Hang-Up’s end of year 2022 art quiz, a selection of our most memorable art moments distilled into quiz form.

Think you’re pretty clued up on pop culture? Test your knowledge with these 8 questions…

1. Which country won the Golden Lion award for their national pavilion at the Venice Biennale?

A) Uganda

B) USA

C) Germany

D) UK

Pavilion of Uganda. Radiance: They dream In Time. 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Pavilion of Uganda. Radiance: They dream In Time. 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Andrea Avezzù / La Biennale di Venezia

2. Which Hang-Up artist had a solo exhibition in March?

A) Tim Fishlock

B) Delphine Lebourgeois

C) Dave White

D) Nancy Fouts



3. A painting was found to have been hung upside down for the last 77 years by which artist?

A) Wassily Kandinsky

B) Hans Arp

C) Piet Mondrain

D) Kazimir Malevich

David Hockney, My Window No. 535 - Peonies Ipad Drawing, 2009.

David Hockney, My Window No. 535 - Peonies Ipad Drawing, 2009.

4. Which painting by Sir David Hockney fetched £21 million at Christie’s this year?

A) The Splash, 1966

B) Nichols Canyon, 1980

C) Early Morning, Sainte-Maxime, 1969

D) Portrait Of The Artist (Pool With Two Figures), 1972

5. Which artist had a major retrospective exhibition curated by their sisters featuring over 200 works in NYC?

A) Louise Bourgeois

B) Jean-Michel Basquiat

C) Jackson Pollock

D) Vincent van Gogh

Les Poseuses by Georges Seurat was one of a number of works from the estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sold at Christie's New York in November 2022.

Les Poseuses by Georges Seurat was one of a number of works from the estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sold at Christie's New York in November 2022.

Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

6. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sold his impressive art collection with Christie’s in November, how much did the whole lot take in?

A) $861 million

B) $964 million

C) $2 billion

D) $1.5 billion


7. Which artist advised their followers on Instagram to shoplift from GUESS after their work was seen on GUESS retail products?

A) Shepard Fairey

B) Invader

C) Beeple

D) Banksy

8. Which artist burned 1000 of their prints at an art exhibition?

A) Damien Hirst

B) Tom Sachs

C) Martin Creed

D) Jeff Koons

Answers

1. Which country won the Golden Lion award for their national pavilion at the Venice Biennale?

D) UK

Simone Leigh, Brick House (2019). The monumental bronze bust of a Black woman whose skirt resembles a clay house was originally presented at the High Line in New York City in 2019.

Simone Leigh, Brick House (2019). The monumental bronze bust of a Black woman whose skirt resembles a clay house was originally presented at the High Line in New York City in 2019.

2. Which Hang-Up artist had a solo exhibition in March?

A) Tim Fishlock

In case you missed it, take a look at the video of the private view.

3. A painting was found to have been hung upside down for the last 77 years by which artist?

C) Piet Mondrain

Piet Mondrian's New York City I (1941) has been hanging upside down in the German museum, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1945, a year after the painter’s death.

Piet Mondrian's New York City I (1941) has been hanging upside down in the German museum, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1945, a year after the painter’s death.

Rolf Vennenbernd

4. Which painting by Sir David Hockney fetched £21 million at Christie’s this year?

C) Early Morning, Sainte-Maxime, 1969

5. Which artist had a major retrospective exhibition curated by their sisters featuring over 200 works in NYC?

B) Jean-Michel Basquiat

Installation view of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure," 2022, at Starrett-Lehigh Building.

Installation view of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure," 2022, at Starrett-Lehigh Building.

Ivane Katamashvili

6. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sold his impressive art collection with Christie’s in November, how much did the whole lot take in?

D) $1.5 billion

7. Which artist advised their followers on Instagram to shoplift from GUESS after their work was seen on GUESS retail products?

D) Banksy

8. Which artist burned 1000 of their prints at an art exhibition?

A) Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst first NFT collection "The Currency" consisted of a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each corresponding a one of his signature "spot" paintings. A year after purchasing a piece from the series, collectors had to choose between taking the painting, meaning they would lose the NFT, or hold onto the NFT, meaning the painting would be burned.

Damien Hirst first NFT collection "The Currency" consisted of a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each corresponding a one of his signature "spot" paintings. A year after purchasing a piece from the series, collectors had to choose between taking the painting, meaning they would lose the NFT, or hold onto the NFT, meaning the painting would be burned.

REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Watch this space for part two next week...

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