Massive Links! Mid-Afternoon Edition!
Attention photographers: 2,500 bucks for the Aperture Foundation Prize. Call for entries here.
Why can’t Dash Snow sell his hipster t-shirts for 30 bucks like every other artist edition shirt out there? Mr. Snow t-shirts cost $61.90 presumably because they are a limited edition of 500. Notably, Jen Bekman sells prints for a third of the price and in smaller edition sizes. Via Animal
In this week’s New Yorker John Lahr discusses The Pitmen Painters, a theatre production by Lee Hall and Edward Albee on miners and artistic vision. Inspired by John Ruskin’s quote, “Rough work, honorable or not, takes the life out of us,” a point demonstrated by the miner’s admission that they’ve not been to a gallery as a result of their occupation, the play proposes the best way for the pitmen to learn about art is to make it. Also discussed is Edward Albee's Occupant a play about sculptor Louise Nevelson
I’ve never been able to decide if the summer exhibition schedule in New York meant the opportunity to see a lot more crap than usual or less. At the very least there’s a lot less in the way of projects, but then people typically take bigger risks, because there’s a lot less money riding on it. In any event, you’ll notice the five million artcal show links in the fresh links section. There’s a lot I’m interested in this week, so hopefully we’ll all see some interesting art.
Louise Nevelson, 1900-1988, Sky Cathedral, 1958 wood, painted black, 115 x 135 x 20″, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY
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