Archive of Paddy Johnson

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BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb Critic-in-Residence Program Seeks Critics

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on June 6, 2014
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Apply for the BURNAWAY-Pelican Bomb critic-in-residence program.

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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Failing to Pay for 11 Million in Art

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 30, 2014
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Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.

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Are Cat Listicles an Effective Marketing Tool?

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 23, 2014
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Former art worlder and Buzzfeed co-founder Jonah Peretti takes the cover of this week’s New York Magazine for his work on the world’s Buzziest site, Buzzfeed. 7 pages in, there’s some meat.

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Open Engagement Saturday: Focus on Newtown Creek Armada

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 21, 2014
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In the summer of 2012 The Newtown Creek Armada invited people to visit New York’s sewage plant and play with their remote controlled water boats. The plant is located on the Newtown Creek, which was made a superfund site in 2010 due to its extreme pollution levels.

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Rumstick Road: A Powerful Reconstruction of Mental Illness

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 16, 2014
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Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland’s reconstruction of Rumstick Road paints a morbid, but illuminating picture of the mental illness that ran through Spalding Gray’s family, and afflicted his mother.

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