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,, 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..

Paddy has written 4754 article(s) for AFC.

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We Went to NADA

by Art Fag City on May 8, 2012
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Wherein we talk about art fair art so you don’t have to.

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We're Going to Open Studios!

by Art Fag City on April 25, 2012
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This week, AFC staff will be scouring the city for undiscovered masters thanks to the plethora of open studios. Who knows what we'll find, but here's a heads-up as to where we'll be and why.

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Call for Submissions: Write for AFC!

by Art Fag City on April 24, 2012
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Can’t sleep at night for all the burning ideas you have about art? Time to write a few of those words down.

Art Fag City is now accepting pitches in net art and art outside New York; details within.

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[Sponsor] Norte Maar Presents “The Brodmann Areas,” April 12—15

by Art Fag City on April 9, 2012
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Norte Maar invites you to The Brodmann Areas, a new collaborative ballet that explores the workings of our minds through dance. The ballet will take place at the Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn). Tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors/students) and can be purchased at

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Voting is Open for the Rob Pruitt Art Awards

by Art Fag City on February 14, 2012
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Fantastic news for people who like to vote for things! The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction* Reader’s Choice Nominations — til now the exclusive domain of our newsletter readers — is now open to all. This is your big chance to choose your favorite art world personalities. Who is the Best Jerry? Who has the Best Genitals? Who keeps pulling a Franco and popping up everywhere for no discernable good reason? Now, you can cast your vote and help us settle this – in less time than it takes to tell your girlfriend you love her.

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