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Top Trends at Frieze London, According to Instagram

by Michael Anthony Farley on October 5, 2016
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We’re not in London for the 14th Frieze art fair, which opens to the public tomorrow. But VIP preview guests have already thoroughly documented the fair via social media. Just what trends are catching the eyes of these discerning Instagrammers? Anything and everything pink, installations that harken back to the days before Brick Lane felt like a high-end high street, genitals (obviously), shelving (less obviously), and one very popular living blow-up-doll.

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The 150th Wing: Cameron Lee

by Rea McNamara on April 29, 2016
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What does a face found in a pile of glue, an umbrella that gives you the finger when opened, and a dancing butt have in common? Primarily, they’re all images we found on our Instagram feeds. But perhaps more importantly, they’re the kind of images you’d expect to find if you landed in 150th wing of the Internet and discovered a very strange party going on. They’re weird, they’re fun, and they’re very creative.

And as a part of the “weird internet” many people bemoan has been lost, they’re a bit hard to find. But they’re out there, and we’re here to find them. From now on, every Friday we’ll be posting highlights from a social media account of a member from this society.  

First up, @MarilynMansion, AKA Cameron Lee. The Toronto-based artist, curator and DJ promises, in his Instagram profile bio, “delicious deelites [sic] for your eyeballs.” Specifically, outfit selfies taken before he heads out the door to DJ one of his parties, which includes FEMINISTRY, a “Queer Femmes 2 The Front” monthly happening tomorrow night at Bloordale’s Holy Oak.

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There’s So Much Giant Single-Word Public Artwork in New York City

by Michael Anthony Farley on April 20, 2016
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Next month, Public Art Fund is installing a giant text piece by Martin Creed in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This will be one of three text-based sculptures in the area when it opens. What is up with New York’s love of big, single words?

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Artists Use Yelp to Shame Plagiarizing Restaurant

by Rea McNamara on January 26, 2016
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Turns out Yelp isn’t only useful as a go-to website for dining destination consensus. For Kelly Mark, it’s an effective way to pressure a restaurant to remove its unauthorized copy of an artwork.

Last August, the Canadian artist served notice to the owners of Old School, a Toronto restaurant, demanding the immediate removal and destruction of a neon sign that bears a striking resemblance to her 2006 work, “I Called Shotgun Infinity When I Was Twelve”. The neon copy is exactly the same in text, layout, and color. Only the font and size of the piece differs.

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At Last! You Can Buy Donald Judd Furniture From Instagram

by Corinna Kirsch on May 21, 2015

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