Corey Arnold, Swans are Evil, 2003
I’m not going to suggest a larger external trend of increased middle finger use simply because I’ve happened to notice a few around here lately, but I will say we’ve seen an increase around these parts. Between Even Roth’s AFC special (a response to our less than positive review of the piece The White Glove Tracking,) our Fresh Link to the work of Corey Arnold (seen above), and Gawker’s Emily Gould’s vanity photo, it’s safe to say a rich culture of “fuck you” expression in the form of the finger exists. Now if only the web could harness this power. Rhizome commission anybody?