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Cheer Up, Larry!

by Corinna Kirsch on December 14, 2012
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Larry Gagosian has been having a bad day. We wrote him a letter to make him feel better.

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The AFC Supplement to ArtINFO’s Power 100: Louise Blouin Power

by Will Brand on December 13, 2012
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Will Louise Blouin own us all by 2016? The Art Newspaper has been rumoring that Blouin, the owner of ArtINFO and seven other art pubs, is in negotiations to buy the Armory Fair, along with Art Platform Los Angeles and Volta. We believe it.

So we felt now was the appropriate time to kick off AFC’s addition to ArtINFO’s ten days of power slideshows from the Art and Auction’s Power 100 list. The editors of ArtINFO have grouped the listed into categories such as auction power, design power, collector power, power personalities, power dealers, power to watch, traditional power, power players, and power patrons. This is Louise Blouin Power.

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Descends on New York

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on October 18, 2012
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ArtReview’s Power 100 list is out, so that’s going to be a day wasted in listicle chatter. This thing isn’t any less flawed than those page-view friendly rating slideshows ArtINFO puts together twice a month but it does include one listing we think is worth raising an eyebrow over. That eyebrow goes to dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who nabbed the number one slot this year. Her position warrants the rating, but given what we’ve seen recently, how she got there is anyone’s guess.

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Art Fag City Seeks Fall Editorial and Administrative Interns!

by The AFC Staff on September 26, 2012
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Time to start pursuing that accolade of accolades: having Art Fag City branded on your CV for life. Are you a journalism student with a burning desire to edit everything in sight? Perhaps you love the accomplishment of creating a tidy Excel spreadsheet. Either way, you want this position. AFC is an award-winning publication that hosts some of the brightest critical minds working today. Send your application to internships@artfagcity.com by Friday, October 12, 2012 and nab the best internship ever.

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Best of AFC: Summer Edition

by The AFC Staff on September 4, 2012
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Poof! Labor Day came and went, and now summer is over. Before we go full force into fall, AFC wanted to take a trip down memory lane by highlighting our favorite posts of the last few months. We’ve listed our personal favorites on the blog, and recapped our major series, too. We’re fucking glad summer’s over, but at least we wrote some good stuff. First, we’ll recap what we did, and then we’ll list our favorites. Good? Good.

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Who Deserves Public Arts Funding? A Blade of Grass Wants to Know

by Whitney Kimball on July 25, 2012
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As A Blade of Grass announces its candidates for grantees, we wonder whether public art should challenge a general audience.

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This Month: Interviews from ABC No Rio

by Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2012
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In its thirty-two years of operation, ABC No Rio has beaten almost all the odds. The collectively-run (and almost entirely volunteer) organization has survived twenty years on the brink of eviction, with perennial funding and legal battles, all under a collapsing, nearly two-hundred-year-old roof. When the group officially acquired the building from the city for one dollar in 1997, it seemed doubtful that it would be able to raise the $100,000 that was required to maintain the place for five years. Now, due in part to a more reciprocal relationship with the city government and support from individual donors, it hopes to execute a $5 million rebuilding project.

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SCOPE: How Not To Do Things

by Will Brand on April 11, 2012
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This morning we got an email from someone interested in creating a “truthful, informed presence for the SCOPE fair online”, which sounded like a nice objective. Then they asked us to take down articles we’ve written about SCOPE sucking, and that didn’t sound very nice at all!

In the full post, a helpful guide to insulting a writer’s professionalism and honesty.

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