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Carol Kino

Morning Links: Decoding and Recodifing Art

by Paddy Johnson on March 26, 2012

  • If you were confused about why Andrew Masullo has the respect he does amongst painters, Carol Kino’s profile in the Times won’t help. There are maybe two and a half paragraphs on his actual paintings in this profile. [NYTimes]
  • Let the Mad Men recaps begin, footnotes and all. ¬†(Hat tip The Awl). [Mad Men Unbuttoned]
  • Attribution symbols for the heavy linkers in the crowd! [The Curator’s Code]
  • All communication to upper decks will involve breast fondling.¬†Star Trek Insignia Pasties. [Incredible Things]
  • Marina Galperina slams The Art Newspaper for venerating homophobic zealot picketers. [AnimalNY]
  • Old news, but in case you didn’t see it, James Murdoch to leave Sotheby’s board. [FoxBusiness]
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The Job of The Artist

by Paddy Johnson on September 27, 2011
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Duchamp did a very valuable and important thing in introducing manmade objects into the world of art. That provided us with an enormous vocabulary of new materials but, more importantly, it made us realize that we do not have to change the object if we can change the terms around it. That made the world into two different kinds of specifies, with every object having two facets, one being its physical qualities, and the other being its metaphysical qualities. It’s not the soup can on the shelf, but the the soup can we all have in our heads.

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