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 998 article(s) for AFC.

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The Voyeur Who Approves of Richard Prince

by Paddy Johnson on October 24, 2014
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Some subjects in Richard Prince’s Instagram show don’t mind that their photos have been appropriated or that Prince makes leering comments.

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A Few Brief Reflections on ArtPrize

by Paddy Johnson on October 23, 2014
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I spent a few days in Grand Rapids looking at the juried and public prize finalists at ArtPrize. ArtPrize describes itself as a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.Basically, it’s a city wide exhibition in which the public and a jury vote on their favorite art works. The top winner of the juried and public vote prize takes home $200,000. The top winner for category prizes takes home $20,000.
In case you’re wondering what I thought of the finalists, I spent a bit of time on TV talking about each of them. The winners, I haven’t weighed in on until now. A few thoughts:

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Looking Back at Prospect: Prospect 1 New Orleans, the Antidote to Miami

by Paddy Johnson on October 23, 2014
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Right now, Art F City is in New Orleans to see Prospect.3. Before we begin to contemplate this biennial, we thought it’d be timely to look back at Paddy’s report from the first Prospect, held in 2008.

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Paul McCarthy Butt Plug Watch: FIAC Deflates Plug After Vandalization

by Paddy Johnson on October 18, 2014
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Paul McCarthy’s butt plugs continue to spark outrage in Paris. Erected in Paris’s upmarket Place Vendôme this Thursday as part of the FIAC art fair, the giant green plug titled “Tree” enraged a passerby Thursday so much that he slapped McCarthy three times. Now, after protestors cut several ropes holding the plug up, FIAC has deflated the piece.

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