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Wednesday Links: Duchamp’s Urinal Lives On

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on April 24, 2013
  • Dan Fox is now the co-editor of Frieze. [Frieze]
  • How do you build a large contemporary art collection? Here’s one successful method: send letters to well-known artists and swap “totally insane looking” drawings from your autistic son for their work. That ploy got the attention of This American Life; this week, the radio program aired an episode on this sketchy dude. At ARTINFO, Rosalia Jovanovic picks up where the TAL story leaves off, and speaks to Fredericks & Freiser artist Baker Overstreet about his involvement with the London [This American Life, ARTINFO]
  • Frieze is on Craigslist. We found an ad scouting out talented magicians, bartenders, and actors for artist Liz Glynn’s performance at the fair. [Craigslist]
  • Chicago has its first 3D printing facility. Available printers include the personal-use UP Mini and MakerBot, as well as the professional-grade EOS Formiga P110. The Duchamp toilets pictured in this article were made with the home printers. [New City]
  • The Barnes Foundation is raising ticket prices from 18 to 22 dollars. This isn’t shocking news, but their rationale is bizarre: to prevent visitors from touching the art. [Hyperallergic]
  • President Obama’s budget proposal for this coming year would boost arts funding by 10%. [Los Angeles Times]
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The Stocking Stuffer That Keeps Stuffing: A 3D Print of my Head

by Paddy Johnson on June 13, 2011
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I know what my family’s getting in their Christmas stocking this year: A 3D print of my face! Inspired by Stephen Colbert’s new found love for 3D printing technology, last week the staff of AFC HQ made its way over to MakerBot Industries the DIY 3D printing company in Brooklyn to have our heads scanned. The file’s now available online along for Internet users to download and remix along with those of others who stopped by that day (artist Cliff Evans, 4chan’s moot, and Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing all have their heads online).

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