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Dave Hickey

This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Kara Walker Strikes Back

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 17, 2014
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Just when you thought it was okay to take tasteless selfies, Kara Walker will exhibit the videos she made to spy on you. Oh, my!

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Dave Hickey on Democracy and Art

by Corinna Kirsch on August 7, 2014
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Dream on, Dave Hickey.

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Not Just Luck: New Art World Documentary Dispels “Making It” Myths

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on April 30, 2014
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“In the art world, there’s no such thing as climbing the ladder. You have to start at the top.” Lisa Adams tells us, quoting the words of Dave Hickey in the new twelve-part documentary Fritz. The series by AFC friend Benjamin Gonyo and co-conspirator Michael Martinez is divided into five to seven-minute segments and tracks a 70-year-old artist named Fritz, who’s hoping to make it in the art world. It is also a document about overcoming adversity. Fritz has a few handicaps; he’s past his prime, he is hearing impaired, he has a bad back. He hasn’t had much luck, much like the protagonists in other films similarly tracking unknown artists—Waiting for Hockney’s Billy Pappas being the most notable example.

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AFC’s Stocking Stuffers: Intro to the Art World, a Beginner’s Reading List

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on December 23, 2013
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You like art. You know nothing about it. Where to start?

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Critics’ Q&A with Paddy Johnson on ARTINFO

by Paddy Johnson on July 9, 2013
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Today I spent a bit of time talking to ArtINFO Canada’s Sky Goodden about criticism here and in Canada for her Critics Q&A Series. Turns out, I’ve got quite a bit to say.

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Intro to the Art World: A Beginners Reading List

by Paddy Johnson on May 17, 2013
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You like art. You know nothing about it. Where to start?

How about our beginners art reading list! This list is for all the friends over the years who have asked me what they should read to learn about art and the art world. No one wants to flip through a text book to learn about art. You won’t have to, with these books.

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Art Fairs: The View From The Top

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on December 10, 2012
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What a turd. Reporting from Art Basel Miami Beach, New York Times writer Patricia Cohen gets the exclusively super-rich take on class war. Unsuprisingly, they don’t get what the big deal is.

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Hands Up If You’re Tired of Auction News

by Paddy Johnson on November 20, 2012
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Rich people are spending their money.

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