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.

Paddy has written 1110 article(s) for AFC.

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Seriously, Fuck You, Georg Baselitz

by Paddy Johnson on May 21, 2015
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Can collectors all just agree never to buy a Georg Baselitz painting again?

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Everyone in Their Twenties Looks Gorgeous: Deborah Kass on Her New Show at Sargent’s Daughters

by Paddy Johnson on May 20, 2015
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Who’s heading to Deborah Kass’s opening at Sargent’s Daughters tonight? She’ll be showing two years of paintings from her series “America’s Most Wanted” (1998-1999), which draws on Andy Warhol’s similarly named series, “13 Most Wanted Men.” Kass, a long-time feminist and spokesperson for the arts, has our interest.

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Anne Pasternak Named Director of the Brooklyn Museum

by Paddy Johnson on May 19, 2015
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Let’s hear it for the ladies. The New York Times reports that Brooklyn Museum will take on Anne Pasternak as its new director this September.

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Arts Writers Grant Deadline Closes This Thursday

by Paddy Johnson on May 19, 2015
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This grant could change your life. No joke.

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The Connection Between NADA and a Cheese Monger in Greenpoint

by Paddy Johnson on May 17, 2015
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Venues make a huge difference to fairs. Here’s a look at NADA’s venues in New York and Miami and what their branding signifies.

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The Art F City Insider’s Guide to the Art Fairs

by Paddy Johnson on May 12, 2015
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Let’s recap last year’s Frieze Week: It sucked. There was almost no remarkable art at Frieze, leaving NADA as the main fair. NADA was good, but still—one fair worth talking in a field just shy of dozen is nothing to write home about.

This year, we have reason to believe the week will be much better.

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