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Monday Links: Life and Death Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 8, 2013

  • Former Brit PM Margaret Thatcher died. She did not have many liberal fans. [The Internet]
  • City Paper’s Baynard Woods scoops me on my own thoughts about Baltimore’s gallery scene, a mere hours after I arrived. It’s well worth a trip down there. [City Paper]
  • Time Out Chicago laid off Lauren Weinberg this week. That’s bad news for Chicago, which now has no full time art critics. Here’s hoping New York’s best critic, Howard Halle, doesn’t suffer from the same woes. He’s at Time Out NY. [Bad at Sports]
  • Eric Fischl will release a memoir titled “Bad Boy”. The book is due out May 7th. [Page Six]
  • Why investing in the arts is an economic imperative. [The Globe and Mail]
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Thursday Links: Incremental Progress

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on March 28, 2013

  • Do not mess with art critics; you might get sued. At least that’s what happened when Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth pasted art critic Camilla Stockmann’s face into a pornographic collage where she’s the center of a gangbang. Those real mature antics didn’t get Hornsleth anywhere except court. Now, judges have found Hornsleth guilty of copyright infringement for using Stockmann’s image without permission. [The Art Newspaper]
  • We are now living through the second golden age of American philanthropy. Is this a good thing? A democratic society is committed, at least in principle, to the equality of citizens. But foundations are, virtually by definition, the voice of plutocracy. A thorough look at the pros and cons of these organizations. #longreads. [Boston Review]
  • Kriston Capps calls Pritzker Architecture Prize after a petition launched demanding that Denise Scott Brown be retroactively recognized; the contributions she made, led to her husband to win the prize in 1991. Apparently, Mr. Pritzker has “taken it under advisement.” [Architect Magazine]
  • Gallerist writes an enormous profile on Julian Schnabel, but can’t get his ex-wife, artist David Salle, Pace Gallery’s Arnold Glimcher, Dealer Mary Boone, and a number of other friends from the 80’s to talk. A significant amount of the story is dedicated to fleshing out Schnabel’s enormous ego. [Gallerist]
  • Anthony Huberman has been appointed Director of the CCA Wattis Institute. He fills the position recently left vacant by Jens Hoffmann, who took on a Deputy Director position at the Jewish Museum in November 2012. [e-flux]
  • Have you ever wondered who keeps on refilling Felix-Gonzalez Torres’s candy sculptures? Time Out Chicago critic Lauren Weinberg fills in the gaps. [Time Out Chicago]
  • The Marina Abramovic Doc won a Peabody Award, reports Michael Miller, the oldest award in broadcasting. She joins the ranks of Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Lorne Michaels, and Louie CK. [Gallerist]
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