On the heels of the NYPD’s disastrous social media campaign #myNYPD, which has provided an outlet for hundreds of New Yorkers tweet pictures of police beating them up, New York police continue to spread their bad rep beyond the outer boroughs. On Saturday night, police arrested 247365’s MacGregor Harp after he took photos of police brutality, which happened to be taking place outside of NADA’s afterparty at Tropical 128.
As we prepare for Basel Miami, let us reflect on Aurel Schmidt’s approach: “It’s a great way for people in the art world to actually have fun together.” [T Magazine, 2009]
Manish Vora, co-founder of Grey Area, tells it like it is, “So much of the Basel fatigue is that a lot of the events are not that fun.” Pre-party Basel coverage has already started at NYT. This year’s concern? Celeb parties are a bigger draw than art parties. [The New York Times]
BUTT Magazine has taken down our favorite reportage from the fairs, but Choire Sicha quoted a juicy paragraph of it back in 2009. Even that much is worth the read. [The Awl]
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn gets a lauding profile from the New York Times. Marilyn Minter has the best quotes in the piece, “I was really attracted to her in the first place because she had black artists and women, and never made a big deal out of it,” she said. We also learn a little about a Minter painting called “The Singer”, which sadly won’t be at Basel this year. [The New York Times]
NADA’s offering tours to kids at Basel this year. [In the Air]
New York Magazine will go from publishing their magazine weekly to every other week. They plan to use the money they save to beef up the long form features in the magazine and invest in online content. [The New York Times]
Jay and Stuart Podolsky are landlords making a fortune by renting shelter spaces to the city. Their nicknames back when one such building was used as a hostel? The “terror lords”. Andrew Rice really did a great job with this story. [New York Magazine]
A revised bill for the Equity for Visual Artists Act, which would introduce artists’ resale rights to the art market will be floated in the Capital come January. With all the political gridlock there though, we don’t anticipate the bill passing anytime soon. [The Art Newspaper]
We’ve already got a big fat bonerang for Michael Mahalchick, creator of Official Art F City Judy Chicago Wiener. So imagine our joy when we heard that we’ll get to see even more of him today at NADA! This morning, we received a dispatch from our editor Paddy Johnson, with cryptic but very tantalizing details about some sort of stripper-themed performance that’s going down at 4:30pm, for one hour only.