For those of us who didn’t get out much last year, we get to head to the White Columns Annual for the last round-up of everything we should’ve seen. Also in significant artworks from 2014: Godard’s 3D film “Goodbye to Language” is screening at BAM. Do not miss out. You can not pirate this on the Internet.
These, and more art events worth braving the cold.
This may be a premature reblog, since David Bowie GIFs were an Internet sensation last September. But Claudia Maté’s must be blogged.
Last year, Lorna Mills rallied a group of artists to make their own Bowie GIFs as a response to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “David Bowie is” exhibition, which made a stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario on its world tour.
Claudia Maté’s contributions are especially simple, choosing to highlight Bowie’s pupils (and mask-like persona? See above.) If you will notice, one of David Bowie’s pupils is a lot larger than the other one. This is apparently due to the fact that he got punched in the eye as a 14-year-old, in a fight with his friend over a girl, according to the blogs. Look at the expanding and contracting pupil flanked by tonsils. It’s a disturbing, but succinct, portrait.
George W. Bush: still a painter. He plans to move beyond the dog, landscape, and self-portrait genres; he now wants to paint “world leaders.” [The New York Times]
A website that recreates the Super Mario Bros. video game from open-source software has been taken down; Nintendo wants the site taken down, it must “protect against infringement of our intellectual property rights.” [The Washington Post]
According to a new formal complaint by former Knoedler & Company gallery clients, an artist going by the nickname of “Tommy Cha Cha” may have been the first “known purveyor in forged art” to do business with the gallery. [The New York Times]
President Obama, now a blogger on HuffPo. Well, kinda. He penned an op-ed urging congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. [Politico]
Patti Smith eulogizes Lou Reed, calling him “our generation’s New York poet, championing its misfits as Whitman had championed its workingman and Lorca its persecuted.” [The New Yorker]
Leonardo DiCaprio, will you please come to our benefit? Another DiCaprio-attended fundraiser nets millions! This time for LACMA. [The L.A. Times]