Hello readers: today, Paddy Johnson has launched her new biweekly column at Artnet News. Those of you who read her regularly at The L Magazine can now find her essays and reviews at news.artnet.com.
Artist Andrew Benson has launched an amazing new tumblr for his wolf and unicorn GIFs. A warning though. This site is occasionally marked by Watership Down levels of gore. [Wolf + Unicorn]
What happens to conceptual art online? Artist Brad Troemel has a few answers, off and online. I reviewed Brad Troemel’s exhibition at Zach Feuer. The verdict? Thumbs down. [artnet]
It’s never too early in the morning to start thinking about wine. I’m taking wine classes (but the Bordeaux is going to break my bank)! [The New York Times]
Elmgreen & Dragsets famous sculpture Prada Marfa in Texas has been hit by a vandal calling himself the ‘TOMS. [The Internet]
We’re big fans of Rhizome’s community campaign, which on March 19th will feature a 24 hour telethon over google hangouts. Artist and famed Rhizome commentor Tom Moody tells us Rhizome invited him to read aloud his comments at 12 pm EST for an hour. We’re looking forward to reliving the Holy Fire thread! Summary here. Donate in bitcoin here. [Rhizome]
#WithSyria: Hands Across America for twitter? [#WithSyria]
Bitcoin may not replace dollars as soon as we thought (according to people who write about money). A study by Goldman voices its doubts about the stability of a currency that’s not backed by any standard other than comparison with other currencies. Says professor Eric Posner, whom Goldman interviewed: “The people who maintain the Bitcoin network can change the money supply through a majoritarian process. And that means that the supply of bitcoin is a function of what the majority of these people think at any given time.” [Business Insider]
The new TEFAF art market report is out, and according to Alexander Forbes’ summary on artnet news, it spells good news for the continued health of physical and online galleries. Fairs, he says, have lost a little steam as exhibitor costs are becoming too expensive. [Artnet News]
There’s no escaping New York. Ten minutes after arriving at Art Copenhagen on Sunday, we encountered our boss Paddy Johnson’s face in William Powhida’s “Cosmology” (2010), a zodiac chart dividing New York art world figures into destroyers, saints, and so forth, with captions describing their roles.