Frank Stella, Sunset Beach, Sketch, 1967, flourescent and plain alkyd painting
69 1/2 x 69 1/2 inches. Via Canada-US embassy
- Yesterday I spoke briefly about the Internet being plagued with people who are wrong, and less than a day later Newgrist posts a perfect example of such lunacy. Joy Garnett adeptly parses Frank Stella’s thoughts on orphan works (a term used to describe copyrighted works— books, music, records, films, etc — whose owner cannot be located) starting with his erroneous definition of the term itself. He goes on to offer a number of romantic stereotypes about artists. It’s maddening.
- Tom Moody has two posts up discussing Net Art 2.0. The first reflects on the debate over the Net Art 2.0, which some object to due to its implication of progress and the second draws some distinctions between net art of the 90’s and today. There’s bound to be some disagreement with some of the sentiments expressed, but both are important reads.
- In non art lunacy, it would seem it’s a slow news week in other circles since the question, Is Porn the Same As Cheating is suddenly open for debate. Originating from the foxnews “sexpert” Yvonne K. Fulbright, who seems to work with the assumption that most know it is, Fleshbot has a hand summary of the responses which includes the atlantic.com and Julian Sanchez.com. The best response so far comes from Jonathan Chait at The New Republic, who uses a great Simpson’s quote to debunk Ross Douthat’s questionable reductions.
- Also at the New Republic Jed Perl writes Postcards from Nowhere, a piece discussing the poorly defined character of museums. It’s a large piece so set a bit of time aside to read it. We’ll have further thoughts on the subject Monday.
- It’s still possible to watch plenty of Shakespeare theatre in Ontario this summer! LINK
- Not that the PR people at Sneak Attack Media should know this, but there are few bands who make music I dislike more than The Counting Crows. The firm contacted me the other day because they thought a few of my readers might want to compete for the privilege of designing a poster for the band at no cost. I think it’s exploitive to ask fans to do the work of paid designers for free, but if artists want their name attached to a shitty band, all the power to them. Details below.
Deadline submission: July 1st, 2008.
1) The poster must be 18″x24″ portrait or landscape.
2) Your artwork must be at least 300 DPI and be transmitted through the internet (Files must be jpeg or gif and must be less than 10MB in size)
3) Any graphic elements you use cannot be copyrighted.
Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and, of course, your email address.