Is Dua Lipa an art collector?

Image via Instagram by Dua Lipa, @dualipa.

Dua Lipa gave Instagram a glimpse of her art collection yesterday in the form of a FriendsWithYou The Muppets Assembly. Pictured, the artwork serves as a dynamic backdrop for the fashion-forward singer who posed in a denim outfit that was ineffably artistic in itself. His eye for eccentricity is a hallmark of his public image and intrigue, and is a quality that would no doubt make the late Jim Henson delighted to see the owner of a work inspired by his wide-eyed designs.

Although Dua’s house is rarely displayed on social media, this glimpse has us wondering what other works of art lurk in the other corners of the presumed eclectic space, and what are the chances of her using a artistic advisor that we know? Whether or not Dua sought professional help with this, there’s no doubt that the walls of her home are dressed to impress.

Until the next reveal, all we can do is ponder the covet-worthy works that could surely enchant him and Anwar Hadid’s John Lautner home in Los Angeles. We manifest an iconic installation by Mike Kelley within the living room walls, perhaps accompanied by a diptych of plush chairs by Campana Brothers. And maybe a Paola Pivi technicolor polar bear sloth in the kitchen for good measure? I’m thinking of Pipilotti Rist, as well as Luchita Hurtado and Florian Krewer.

As for FriendsWithYou, the acquisition of Dua is one of many triumphs; massive installations of cartoon-like creatures have been hyped around the world in recent years. Immensely complex bordering on psychedelia, FriendsWithYou transports viewers to a dreamlike space of joyful escape we didn’t know we so desperately needed. In tumultuous times, it’s no wonder Dua found joy in their sculptures. Art heals, don’t you know?

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