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October 5, 2011
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- Steve Jobs died. (I know, you know). Watch his 2005 lecture at Stanford. [Youtube via The Internet]
- I guess we can look forward to the New York Observer’s breezy trademark slideshows on GalleristNY. Up first: New York Art World’s Most Powerful Women. This looks like this list was made for a price database company; a list of the first names one sees in a catalogue of Sotheby’s and Christies, plus a few blue chip gallery owners. Where’s Laura Hoffman, Chrissie Iles, Lauren Cornell? Almost no minorities. One critic. No C-Monster. Bullshit. [GalleristNY]
- Last week we had the bad Bob Dylan painting story, this week we have @occupyartworld, @occupyoccupyartworld, and some bickering over a jacked story. Big waste of time.
- Greg Allen expressed some doubts about Gerhard Richter’s show at Marian Goodman Paris last week, but now he’s gone for a full-on nerding-out. It’s a fun read.
- Congratulations to “R.E.M. Release Animated GIF Album Cover” for winning the Most Worthless Press Release Email @1000timesyes Has Ever Opened award. Upon a request for evidence I confirmed the validity of this award. Half-assedry at it’s best: Behold the GIF!
October 3, 2011
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- Apparently post-modernism is defined, at least in part, by unusable ironic teapots. [V&A Review – The Guardian]
- Marina Abramovic’s 3.5 mil. Soho apartment now for sale. Nice place, but, um, sterile. [Curbed]
- Today at 5:30 Occupy Wall Street Rallies for the locked out art handlers at Sotheby’s. [Occupy Wall Street Agenda]
- Music critic Christopher Weingarten had the best weekend ever Public Enemy pulled him onstage and proclaimed their love for his twitter feed, 1000timesyes. Naturally, the whole account is available over twitter. [@1000timesyes]
- How to kick Diet Coke: Start drinking selzer. [eatocracy]
- Expect to hear more about Kate Middleton. She likes art and apparently is talking to a few London museums about throwing some support their way. [Telegraph]
- Frieze Art Fair launches next week. What to do. [ArtInfo]
- Paul Slocum got into working with technology in elementary school when he took a summer class for kids to learn Logo graphics programming on the Texas Instruments 99/4a computer. He also reads a lot of religious philosophy [Rhizome.]
- Looking for a new bank? CUlookup.com helps you find local credit unions. [Steve Lambert]
- A ginormous profile of New York dealer Paula Cooper [The Observer]