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Opinion

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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The Perfect Exhibition for the Brainless? Maurizio Cattelan’s ONE TORINO

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 10, 2014
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What will transform Turin, Italy into the internationally renowned artistic hub for the avant-garde it is meant to be? Artissima, an organization that describes itself as “a window onto the most experimental frontier of the visual arts” has a three-part plan. It’s outlined in their press release, which is perfect for any human who has recently undergone a lobotomy.

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Seven Surprising Ways the Internet Has Screwed the Art World?

by Corinna Kirsch on April 18, 2014
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Art F City Editor Corinna Kirsch responds to “The Seven Surprising Ways the Internet Has Screwed the Art World.”

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Redefining the Role of the Artist

by William Powhida on April 4, 2014
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Last Thursday Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna reframed the affordable workspace debate from what artists need to what artists can offer their communities.

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Why Art Doesn’t Pay

by Corinna Kirsch on April 1, 2014
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Artists pay, institutions don’t. Let’s discuss.

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Under A Vitrine and a Bevy of Satellites

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on March 21, 2014
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Unrelated stories about Iran, Israel and art have come up three times in an art context over the course of two days. That’s unusual here at AFC so I’ve taken the liberty of bundling a few reflections into a post.

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David Ratcliff’s “Klan Paintings” Are Suited for Storage

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on February 26, 2014
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Who are the collectors purchasing David Ratcliff’s paintings at Team Gallery?

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Collectors Are Into the Worst Art (“Kesh Girls” at Taymour Grahne Gallery)

by Corinna Kirsch on February 24, 2014
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What’s up with rich people?

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