Notes on Triple Candie

by Art Fag City on January 17, 2007 Posting Notice

I had considered writing yet another list titled “Top Ten Stories We Missed in 2006”, but I eventually decided that five sets of year end lists should be enough for one blog. Instead we’ll just try to wrap up coverage on a few items we promised last year by the end of the week and be done with the matter.

In other news, in case you missed Edward Winkleman’s post on Triple Candie yesterday I highly recommend stopping by to read it. He discusses their latest Lester Hayes show, an exhibition of work by a fictional artist and cites “John Dogg” as an analogous example. To his list, I would add Nat Tate, a fake biography which at its time of release actually had some reputable dealers claiming they knew the artist. Winkleman goes on to discuss their companion show, “The Matthew Higgs Society”, an exhibition put together (possibly) at the expense, and certainly as a “ribbing” (to borrow Winkleman’s turn of phrase) of the ubiquitous curator Matthew Higgs. Winkleman notes that Higgs has been getting a lot of press lately, and having written a review of his show at Murray Guy last year for flavorpill, I can say with some degree of authority that I agree. I happen to think its warranted, but the fact that you have to think about that is also what I like about the show concept: He’s not so famous that the joke becomes easy or already played out. I’d like at this juncture, to point out that I have not yet seen the show, but fully intend on doing so. I think Triple Candie has experienced enough coverage from journalists this past year who never bothered to see the shows they were discussing prior to issuing opinions on them. That story reblogged in full via NEWSgrist.

Notice: This will be it for posting today, as I am out of town again.

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