- Painting/art history nerds will like this one. It’s a round-up of pigments from yesteryear that we no longer use. The weirdest one is undoubtedly “Mummy Brown,” which, as it’s name suggests, is made out of ground-up mummies. Gross? [Hyperallergic]
- Jean-Michel Basquiat fans rejoice. A new, never before exhibited drawing will be on view at Brooklyn’s Bishop Gallery during Art Basel Miami. The gallery is part of the satellite fair X Contemporary. Not to sound too dismissive, but the drawing doesn’t look remarkably different or better than anything else he’s done. [ARTnews]
- Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Nice to see musicians getting their due. [The New York Times]
- Here’s a page that allows a user to distort an image by shrinking or enlarging it. Sometimes new images appear, but generally, I don’t get this “pixel art”. How is this any different than using the distort tool in Photoshop? [Essenmitsosse]
- The Artists and Writer’s Cookbook is out. Recipes from James Franco (pb and jelly), April Gornik (salad), and Swoon (ratatouille). Those recipes are all pretty traditional compared to Marina Abramovic, though, who submits a breast milk and sperm recipe that is to be eaten on top of a volcano. That’s one place I’m not going to travel for art or dinner. [Artnet news]
- And in the news world of “no shit”, Brooklyn and Queens have never been this expensive. [Curbed]
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 1330 article(s) for AFC.
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