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 1069 article(s) for AFC.

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In the Studio: An Excerpt From Roger White’s New Book The Contemporaries

by Paddy Johnson on March 4, 2015
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I’m only a few pages into Roger White’s The Contemporaries, and I’ve already decided it’s incredible.

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A Feng-Shui Master Advises LES Gallery on Redesign

by Paddy Johnson on February 24, 2015
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Three years ago, Project Projects co-founder Prem Krishnamurthy launched P! in an inconspicuous storefront space at 334 Broome. Now, come March 1, 2015, K., a temporary gallery conceived by P! will take over the newly renovated space for six months.

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A Few Thoughts on “Excellence” and the 2015 .GIFYS

by Paddy Johnson on February 17, 2015

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GIF lovers rejoice. Public voting is now open for The .GIFYS, an annual award dedicated to celebrating excellence in the field of GIF-making. 14 GIF experts have narrowed down the field into 11 categories: Animals, Art + Design, Can’t Look Away, Cats, TV + Film, Music, Nature + Science, News + Politics, Sports, Throwback, and Weird. Now that they’ve whittled down an entire year’s production, it’s your turn to vote on the best of the best GIFs of 2015. Ready. Set. Wait a minute….

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