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Opinion

Bill de Blasio’s Affordable Live-Work Scheme Is Not Even Barely a Plan for Artists, or Anyone

by Whitney Kimball on February 3, 2015
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This plan makes no sense. Let’s do the math.

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Notes on Chris Ofili’s Night and Day at The New Museum

by Paddy Johnson on January 31, 2015
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It only took me three months to see the Chris Ofili show at The New Museum but, boy, am I glad I made that happen last week. It’s fucking incredible—I left the museum euphoric. And the three floor show of paintings, drawings, and sculpture has been extended until the end of the weekend, so you’ve still got time to see it. I can’t recommend doing so highly enough.

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Steve Lambert Pledges to Donate 100% of Possible ArtPrize Winnings to the LGBT Fund

by Paddy Johnson on October 10, 2014
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Steve Lambert, a finalist in this year’s ArtPrize competition says that if he wins, he will donate the money to the LGBT Fund of Grand Rapids. That’s potentially a lot of money. He’s been nominated in both the public vote, and by the jury. The top prize for each is worth $200,000. Currently, he’s up for the $20,000 Time-Based Juried Award and the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize. (He’s now out of the running for the public vote prize.)

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An Art Basel Kickstarter Page Is Not Support for the Arts

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on September 12, 2014
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Art Basel put together curated Kickstarter page for a bunch of non-profits, and the New York Times leads their story with the line: “One of the world’s most prominent art fairs is hoping to garner support for nonprofit art organizations by lending them some street cred.”

There are so many problems with the project and the coverage, it’s hard to know where to begin.

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[NSFW] This Week’s Awful Porn Star Tribute to Bruce Nauman

by Corinna Kirsch on August 11, 2014
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Balls.

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Patronage Is Still Alive and Well

by Corinna Kirsch on August 4, 2014
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Artsy just posted an interview with London-based collector Sarah Elson who’s devised a “residency-cum-homespun exhibition” that’s a “new form of art patronage.” It’s actually just the same model of patronage that’s existed for centuries.

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Never Put Alex Katz Paintings on a Condo

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on June 20, 2014
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Public art is coming back from the dead in the form of an Ann Taylor zombie.

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Moving Beyond Women Eating Salad

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on June 13, 2014
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The Lean In Collection on Getty Images is adding to their database and with some success. Conversation is the key.

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