Post image for The Diamond of Degrees: A $9,000 French Art Diploma, in New York

New York gets a French art school.

Post image for The Art F City Guide to Spring Benefits

Put on your glitter shoes and button up your vests. It’s benefit season, people, which means the gentleman in the room will be in a need of a bow tie or two. Navigating all this can be a bit of a minefield; a bad benefit asks people to donate while forcing them to listen to misguided speeches, whereas a good benefit can make you feel special for contributing. Without going to a few, it’s impossible to know the difference in advance. Well, good news: I happen to have been to quite a few, and can offer several recommendations and thoughts. Each benefit gets rated on a scale of one to four Koons balloon dogs.

Post image for This Week’s Must-See Art Events: So Many Romantic Loners

This week, the art world plays punk teen-fantasy dress-up: feminist CD-ROMs, soap-opera karaoke, protest discussions, and DIY costumes. Whee!

Post image for Feminism Revisited: Regina Granne at A.I.R. Gallery

Walking into Regina Granne’s show at A.I.R. Gallery, ABOVE THE CLOUDS AND UNDER THE RADAR, might make you ask questions you hadn’t ever planned on asking, like: Who was Regina Granne, and why did she make paintings that look like I’m looking at the world through the eyes of a lopsided dog?

I dedicated most of last week to watching Laurie Anderson videos on youtube while doing my work. She’s incredible. A few highlights below. No commentary today, unfortunately. I’ve got a world of installation ahead of me.