Art F City has put together a panel in collaboration with Skowhegan and the Artist Studio Affordability Project (A.S.A.P.) on the subject of studio affordability in NYC. We’ve got a fantastic list of people coming out to to talk about these issues including Hunter Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Tom Angotti, artists or organizers Jenny Dubnau and Shawn Gallagher, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna and Art F City’s own Paddy Johnson as moderator. If finding affordable studio space in New York has been an issue for you or anyone you know, you need to attend this panel.
Last week was a blur. We ran around to the Armory Show, Independent, Moving Image, Spring/Break, and the ADAA Art Show, all in order to bring you a bevy of slideshows, reports, and a “We Went To.” We’re proud of our coverage, and hope you’ll like reading it, too. Enjoy.
Good news. The Art F City auction is live on Paddle8 and we’re employing every form of digital media to let people know! That means you’ve got through Monday, February 17th at NOON sharp to bid on all live items before the heading to Postmasters Gallery for the live auction with CK Swett. You have through Monday, February 17th at TEN PM to bid on silent lots.
This week, Corinna Kirsch was happy to report that Eyebeam was packed for last weekend’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. At Eyebeam and dozens of other locations, and 101 women got their own Wiki pages. Art News editor Robin Cembalest compiled a few of those here. [Art News]
A turn by turn account of Sarah Michelson’s “4” at The Whitney. [ArtForum]
Spring/Break, the curator driven art fair, will launch during Armory Week. This year, we’re looking at a “Private/Public” theme. [In the Air]
Katya Kazakina sees a lot of flipping going on in the emerging market. She finds that most speculative investors prefer young male artists under the age of 35 and abstract painters. One of those artists being flipped, Parker Ito, is going to Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction next week. [Bloomberg]
Just scrolling through the lots at Sotheby’s Day Auction, it’s remarkable seeing older works by auction-stalwarts like Richard Prince and Wolfgang Tillmans side-by-side with works that are obviously too young for the market. Angel Otero, a 2009 graduate from the Art Institute of Chicago, has a three-year-old painting for sale; Oscar Murillo has a two-year-old drawing up for grabs; and of course, the Parker Ito painting that’s also just two-years old. These baby paintings are obviously being flipped. What the fuck is going on here, Sotheby’s? [Sotheby’s]
Speaking of Sotheby’s, another auction breaks records in London. Dum dum dum. [Bloomberg]
Trans-activist and actress Laverne Cox discusses the intersection of misogyny and white supremacy, the media’s objectification of trans bodies, and her new documentary, which sounds like a must-see. [Salon]
It’s Old Masters Week! That might not have much appeal to the world-at-large, but all week, New York’s auction houses are putting Renaissance works up on the block. One new development this year: Sotheby’s is introducing a private selling exhibition in conjunction with its auction. [Gallerist NY]
Mana Contemporary is hedging its bets on Jersey City’s tourism industry. The New Jersey-based art gallery, studio, and storage space has plans to build a Jersey City hotel, as well as a sculpture park and theatre near the Mana campus. And because Mana owner Moishe Mana has money—or an affinity for risk—new Mana “branches” are in the works for London and Los Angeles, and there’s a plan for a street-art museum close to the Holland Tunnel. [The Art Newspaper]
If you have a penis you may be more likely to get sick this winter. [Salon]
This whole Gawker vs. Quentin Tarantino controversy is way less interesting than the time they outed him as a toe-sucking creep. [Gawker]
Some good news for writers: The Knight Foundation is launching a new $1 million initiative to fund non-profit journalism. Applications open February 1, 2014. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
The new iPhone os won’t auto-correct misspellings of “abortion.” There are many other “hot button” words that also aren’t offered auto-corrections, but they aren’t equivalents; “rape,” “murder,” “virginity,” or the like. The more I think about this policy, the more offensive I find it. [The Daily Beast]
Your hate-read for the day: 750 words on why interviewing foxy celebrities ruined this journalist’s ability to date women who weren’t famous. [The New York Times]
Carolina Garcia Jayaram has been named CEO of United States Artists, a major grantmaking organization for artists. She leaves her position as Executive Director of the Chicago Artists Coalition. [United States Artists, via: Art Daily]
When discussing the work of William Burroughs, art critic Peter Schjeldahl describes the difference between literary criticism and art criticism. “The experience [of literature] is so drawn out,” he tells the New Yorker. “The experience of art works is very concentrated and it can be renewed. It doesn’t take very much time.” [The New Yorker, via: Andrew Russeth]
Legendary folk singer, amazing person and activist, Pete Seeger has died at age 94. [The Guardian]