My post on Vanessa Beecroft’s performance at Deitch Projects’ LIC location is now up on ArtinAmerica. The teaser below:
No VBKW title for Vanessa Beecroft's latest performative collaboration with Kanye West? Last Friday at the Deitch Projects in Long Island City, Beecroft used only her initials and the cataloguing number to label her piece, where as the artist’s last effort with West in October 2008 included the musician’s as well. Of course, that particular piece, which involved approximately forty nude women, most wearing masks made of lamb’s wool standing in Ace Gallery’s darkened space in LA was executed specifically for the launch of West’s album 808s & Heartbreak. This time around West promises only to produce the filming of the event, which presumably means hiring someone to shoot the show, since the musician was no where to be found. UPDATE: The Voice reports Kanye West arrived shortly after 7:30.
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