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FL: Britney Spears Turns Down Virgin Mary Film Role

by Art Fag City on November 10, 2008

Britney Spears turns down Virgin Mary film role “Britney Spears has mercifully turned down a role as the Virgin Mary in an upcoming religious satire, “Sweet Baby Jesus.”” Now that Obama is President Elect I guess we’re back to “real news”

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Richard Prince’s Britney Spears: Seven Years in Making

by Art Fag City on October 22, 2007

Richard Prince, Britney Spears, 2000, Conte crayon, felt pen, ballpoint pen & pencil on paper; 14 x 11 inches.  Image copyright Gladstone Gallery Screw Richard Prince’s Marlboro Man ads! My new favorite piece by the artist [featured above] — a De Kooning inspired Britney Spears portrait — more brilliant now than it was 7 years […]

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The 10 Weirdest AFC Stories of 2016

by Michael Anthony Farley on December 30, 2016
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Equal parts surreal and horrifying, 2016 was basically an Hieronymus Bosch painting come to life. Given how apocalyptic and strange every headline from the mainstream news media has been this past year, it’s easy to overlook all the weird shit that went down in the art world.

But this year was chock-full of crazy art world stories, often that intersected with politics. (Remember a few weeks ago, when Madonna charged Art Basel visitors thousands of dollars to watch her grind on a chair while dressed as a clown, covering Britney Spears’ “Toxic” in front of a giant projection of Donald Trump?) It’s hard to even pick a “top 10”, but here’s our best effort to round-up the weirdest art stories we reported on in 2016:

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Teenage Daydream Bedroom: An Interview with Nick Alciati on “xoxo, Darlene”

by Emily Colucci on July 1, 2016
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Artist Nick Alciati’s bedroom installation xoxo, Darlene feels immediately familiar to anyone who was a teenager in the early 2000s. Photographs of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Alicia Keys almost completely paper the walls. Trendy clothes lie strewn on the bed and floor. High school yearbook photos are wedged in a mirror above a row of cutesy thrift store tchotchkes. Even if your bedroom wasn’t a pink shrine to mainstream pop culture, Alciati’s contribution to the SVA Photo, Video and Related Media’s 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition is accurate enough to spark memories of classmates’ similar spaces.

Between images ripped from magazines, Alciati hangs posters of his glamorous alter ego Darlene. Darlene, with her long auburn hair, sultry poses and crop tops that reveal just a little chest hair, represents Alciati’s attempt to embody the pop idols he worshiped as a teenager in Syracuse, New York. In addition to the cheesy centerfold photographs, Alciati also presents Darlene’s recreation of three music videos from that era–Britney Spears’ Everytime, Mariah Carey’s Honey and Ashanti’s Rock Wit U (Awww Baby).

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Posting Notice: I’m Not Here Edition

by Paddy Johnson on January 11, 2011
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I’m out of the office today reviewing exhibition submissions for AIR Gallery, but I’ll return tomorrow. In the meantime, Britney Spears has a new release out. It’s all in the fresh links.

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Museum Punk Show in Need of A Sound Guy

by Michael Anthony Farley on February 24, 2017
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In a past life, Mexico City’s Museo Universitario Del Chopo was a punk flea market. Today, it’s gone back to it roots (kinda).
Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo is a fantastic survey of both punk and its impact on contemporary art. But when so much of that influence has been on video art, the logic of a gallery presentation is questionable.
The show feels a bit like it should be a film festival but has been squeezed into a white box. Good luck trying to sit through more than a dozen videos with overlapping sound on different loops.

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In the Studio: An Excerpt From Roger White’s New Book The Contemporaries

by Paddy Johnson on March 4, 2015
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I’m only a few pages into Roger White’s The Contemporaries, and I’ve already decided it’s incredible.

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