- Does anyone understand what this means: “Art fairs do not struggle or close because of competition from other fairs; they close because of competition for their client galleries’ and visitors’ money and attention, such as rising rents or larger spaces, supporting museum exhibitions, publications, and so forth.” So fairs close because the rent is too high and museum exhibitions and catalogues distract from their events? [The Art Newspaper]
- A McDonald’s in Italy may become a tourist attraction. During construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant an ancient road was discovered—along with three skeletons. Rather than halting construction the restaurant sponsored a dig to reveal the road and even cast the skeletons in resin. According to the Times, though, the location is unlikely to become a huge tourist attraction due to its remoteness. [The New York Times]
- Someone attempting to take a selfie in Yayoi Kusama’s mirror infinity room stepped back a bit too far and fell over one of pumpkin sculptures. It broke. [Hyperallergic]
- Is Sotheby’s turning itself around? The company boasted a profit of 65.5 million in the fourth quarter, beating expectations. Still, there is a market downturn. Sales have slipped 27 percent compared to this time last year. [ARTnews]
- Another Alice Neel show at David Zwirner—he launched one last year too. This one’s getting some love from Christian Viveros-Faune. [artnet News]
Archive of Paddy Johnson
Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in New York Magazine, artreview.com, Art in America, The Daily, Print Magazine, Time Out NY, The Reeler, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and New York Press, and linked to by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Boing-Boing, The New York Observer, Gawker, Design Observer, Make Magazine, The Awl, Artinfo, and we-make-money-not-art. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy is also the art editor at The L Magazine, where she writes a regular column..
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