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We Went to Chelsea: Nick Cave’s Thrift Store Golliwogs

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 11, 2014
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Paddy: Honestly, I want the suits back.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Yams is Back, and Klaus Totes Have Sold Out

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 9, 2014
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As a testament to how bad Chelsea has gotten lately, artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw are currently running a successful souvenir business solely of items making fun of celebrity-obsessed curators and James Franco. Things are bleak, but we’ve at least managed to find a few events that continue to make our jobs worth doing.

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7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Deanna Havas

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 28, 2014
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Last but not least, our interview with Deanna Havas!

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7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Claudia Maté

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 27, 2014
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“Fucking prolific” is a phrase that comes to mind when paging through Claudia Maté’s web portfolio. Just based on the thirty-nine websites, GIFs and videos on her site, you might think she’s well into her late thirties. Her resume is equally long, listing exhibitions at MoMA, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wayne State University.

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7 Rising Stars to Watch: Nick Sethi

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 25, 2014
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“I don’t think photography can really be objective, so I try to make it as subjective as possible,” Nick Sethi recently told VICE. No shit.

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7 Rising Art Stars To Watch: Jack Early

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 21, 2014
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It’s possible Jack Early is the art world’s best living poet.

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7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Aaron Williams

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 20, 2014
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A brief look at Aaron Williams’s work isn’t going to get you anywhere. His spray painted crumpled posters look like Tauba Auerbach’s work, his photos resemble photoshop gradients, and his routed paintings channel Joan Mitchell. Everything looks familiar. And that’s not an accident. You have to spend time interpreting the references.

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7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Rebecca Patek

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on August 19, 2014
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This week and next we’ll be featuring the work of seven artists we think you should keep an eye on. Not only are they making extraordinary work, but they’re being recognized for it as well. We kick things off with Rebecca Patek.

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