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 1242 article(s) for AFC.

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Love Letters to Art F City: Support Us Today

by Paddy Johnson on February 13, 2016
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It’s currently 21 degrees in New York and will drop to -3 tonight—cold as hell. On the horizon, our March 15th Spring Break-themed benefit acts as a beacon—a reprieve from the cold and bleak days that winter brings. This year we honor feminist artist and collector Carol Cole. Buy these tickets today—space is limited.

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The Art Market Is Not a Unicorn

by Paddy Johnson on February 12, 2016
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Looks like people are getting more visibly worried about the market crashing. They are probably right.

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BHQF Announces MFU: Get Your Non-Degree for Free!

by Paddy Johnson on February 10, 2016
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Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) is our kind of institution. Who else would offer, MFU, a new year-long residency touted as a “DEBT-FREE AND DEGREE-FREE” program with a name that gives the traditional MFA the middle finger. And it’s a big one at that. The program offers 24/7 access to personal studios, a teaching curriculum in which artists design their own course to teach, and public programming opportunities. It’s the definition of self-guided education that avoids the homogenized product of MFA programs, while responding to the digital age. Today, countless virtual resources are at our finger tips, yet space and time often remain illusive.

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