- Part three of Paddy Johnson’s GIF history is out and it’s a doozy. This section focuses on Tumblr alone. [Artnet]
- Libertarian-leaning Grover Norquist went to Burning Man and he loves it; the Playa is like “old-fashioned, Main Street Republicanism.” [Daily Intelligencer]
- If you feel like looking at pictures, you can do that with this link. Laika, the first dog sent into space by the Soviets, was also something of a pop star in her own right: portraits of the pooch featured on matchbooks, postcards, and candy tins. [The Guardian]
- The block of Orchard and Houston has been bought by developers. Katz’s deli will stay, although developers have purchased “air rights” to build above the deli because yes, in New York, you can buy the air. [Bowery Boogie]
- The Times of London gifted its newsroom writers with speakers blaring the “click-clack” noise of typewriters. Thanks for the present, grandad. [Edelman Editions]
- After yesterday’s expensive GIF auction closed, eBay seller and artist Michael Green simply launched a new one. We don’t have high hopes for this endeavor. This sale has one watcher, down from the last auction by two. [eBay]
- 1,000 words on how Chelsea galleries don’t feel welcoming. The biggest issue? Gallerinas don’t say “hi” to visitors. How did this article make it to print? [The New York Times]
- Discovered: the first Neanderthal rock art. [Associated Press]
- I drew Spider-Man like the new Spider-Woman. [The Oatmeal]
- São Paulo Biennial removes general Israeli sponsorship after receiving a letter of protest signed by 61 artists. Agence France-Presse reports that Israeli funding comprised approximately $40,000 of the Biennial’s $10.5 million budget. From the letter: “We…refuse to support the normalization of Israel’s ongoing occupation of the Palestinian people. We believe Israeli state cultural funding directly contributes to maintaining, defending and whitewashing their violation of international law and human rights.” [Hyperallergic]
- Simon de Pury hasn’t been in the spotlight much since stepping down from Phillips de Pury & Company in 2012. For a comeback of sorts, he’s curating Fire!, an all-ceramics show at Venus Over Manhattan. [T Magazine]
- Until September 10, you can watch Camille Henrot’s “The Strife of Love in a Dream” online; you might remember it from the New Museum’s Henrot exhibition earlier this year. [Vdrome]
The price of GIFs is going up. This one retails at $5,800. More after the jump.
The speed of this GIF is incredible: it whooshes left to right, without any metronome-like regularity. So it’s kind of like listening to someone play piano in 4/4 rhythm, but who breaks with that regularity every several notes. Just because they can, and because they know how. Originally this GIF was part of the Wrong Biennial. Though the GIFs on that site have been removed, you can still see Yoshi Sodeoka’s Plan 9 Channel 12 Pavilion here.
Scott Gelber, we’ve all been there.
“Fucking prolific” is a phrase that comes to mind when paging through Claudia Maté’s web portfolio. Just based on the thirty-nine websites, GIFs and videos on her site, you might think she’s well into her late thirties. Her resume is equally long, listing exhibitions at MoMA, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wayne State University.