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 1046 article(s) for AFC.

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Art F City Nude Panda Calendar Featured On Comedy Central’s Midnight

by Paddy Johnson on December 17, 2014
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You’ll have to excuse the posting radio silence over here. We’re madly shipping calendars and prints before we head off for the break. (Today is the last day to get your calendar before Christmas). And demand for these things just got a little hotter. Last night, the Art F City Panda Calendar was featured on Comedy Central’s “Midnight”.

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A Plea to Art Basel: Leave Miami

by Paddy Johnson on December 8, 2014

As we close out our coverage of Art Basel, a small recommendation for next year’s fairs: Get the hell out of Miami. It may look nice, but not even those with helicopters can avoid the traffic jams, there are never enough cabs and the food and hotel costs are astronomical. People, this is bullshit. Time for a revolt.

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Hypersalon: A Gem Amongst the Miami Fairs

by Paddy Johnson on December 7, 2014
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See it today!

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Pulse Continues to Make Strides

by Paddy Johnson on December 6, 2014
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Possibly the best thing Pulse has going for it is their VIP lounge. Set at the back of their tent on the beach, this balcony gives collectors an incredible view of the ocean. When I visited met two friends who had been there for most of the day and were deliriously happy. That’s what you want.

The new tent is a much-needed departure from the Ice Palace, which thanks to a few rocky years of leadership, many now associate with leaks, poor exhibitors and poor sales.

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Moniker Decorates NADA

by Paddy Johnson on December 5, 2014
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Of all the work at NADA P!’s installation with the Amsterdam design collective Moniker, probably stands out the most.

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