Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is black.
If you, like a certain blog commenter, are looking for the series of hard-hitting articles on artworks that are organized by an arbitrarily selected color, then guess what—you’ve come to the right place! We’ll be churning these out at the end of the day, every day, forever, like a gong eternally announcing the ongoing decay of art media. The end is near! (The rest of you, look at an art for today.)
Today’s image identifies another trending phenomenon in art: cell phone photography. It’s part of Carriage Trade’s benefit exhibition Social Photography III, a recurring show of cell phone photos. (That actually sounds interesting; the show describes cell photos as a new form of “visual shorthand.”) I’m also excited because it’s my opportunity to get cheap art by brilliant thinkers. This image, titled “The Real Banksy,” was taken by art writer Anthony Haden-Guest, whose work will go for 50 bucks along with photos by artists like B Wurtz, Barb Choit, Dan Graham, Olaf Breuning, Mel Bochner, Tracey Emin, and Kevin+Jennifer McCoy. If you bought a ticket for that Picasso raffle, this benefit will give you a way better chance of taking home a great piece of art.