LEFT: Marc Quinn, Mirage, at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. RIGHT: Navid Nuur, Tentacle Thought nr. 7 (2006-2009), Martin van Zomeren.
- Art Observed highlights Mark Quinn’s Mirage, a sculpture replicating the famous photograph of an Abu Ghraib prisoner. Apparently the piece references crucifixion and Francisco Goya's “Disasters of War,” which leads us to believe the same must be true of Navid Nuur’s nearly identical Tentical Thought. Nuur’s piece was exhibited recently by Martin van Zomeren at Art Basel. To Quinn’s credit, however, at least he chose not to depict the victim’s electrical wire as jump rope.
- Tom Moody notes an insensitive news story juxtaposition. I assume this is what happens when a database determines where features land.
- Gawker notes you can’t even pay some people to tweet. Oprah is one of the many celebrities who can’t be bothered to maintain their accounts anymore. The end of a twitter era? Via: Koli B. Yu