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Two More Days to Bid on The Writer’s Auction

by Paddy Johnson on October 21, 2014
"Running Man", installed

“Running Man”, installed

With only two days left to bid on our Paddle8 auction, there’s no time to waste. This post exists to remind collectors and AFC supporters to get their bids in.

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Art F City’s Paddle8 Auction: Let’s Give the Ladies Some Love

by Paddy Johnson on October 14, 2014
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By all accounts our Paddle8 auction is doing well. Four of our eight items have bids. Why then, are those four items without bids made by women?

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Let the Bidding Begin! Art F City Presents “The Writers’ Auction” on Paddle8

by Paddy Johnson on October 9, 2014
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Today we announce the launch of “The Writers’ Auction,” our fall benefit auction running on Paddle8 through October 23, 2014. The money raised will be used to take our two part-time writers on full-time—making it the most important auction we’ve launched to date. This means more resources to edit artist essays, in-depth interviews and reviews, and daily news coverage. This is flagship AFC content, and it’s the best art writing you’ll find anywhere on the web.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Sculpture!

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 29, 2014
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If your preferred form of sculpture is a little weirder than the Richard Serra variety—you’re in luck.

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This Week’s Must See Events: No Rest for the Weary

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on March 31, 2014
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Any art nerd who’s dreaming of taking this week off needs to take another look at their calendar. Galleries across the city are opening new shows, and there are plenty of talks too. Between art star Matthew Barney’s tell-all talk with Sir Norman Rosenthal at The 92nd Y this and upcoming talent Sara Cwynar’s show opening at Foxy Production this Friday, you’ll not lack art to see and discuss.

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Are Middle-Tier Galleries Really Struggling?

by Paddy Johnson on November 20, 2013
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This week at I talk about the expansion of Lower East Side galleries.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Orgasmatron Lives!

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch Gabriela Vainsencher on October 7, 2013
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We’re still flying by on September’s openings, but by the time the weekend rolls around, we’re gonna see some signs of new art life. Throughout the week, there’s a heckuva bunch of artist talks and lectures. We just might jump out of our panda costumes to attend a few. By the time the weekend rolls around though, we’ll have some hard choices to make. Pandacam re-enactments or Mike Kelley’s behemoth retrospective at PS1, Rollin Leonard’s solo show of cut up digital bodies, or Robert Longo’s Patsy Cline cover band reuniting at The Kitchen. Only time will tell whether the government’s shutdown has greater effects on the art world than anyone could have predicted.

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