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Tuesday Links: The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2013

ANIMALNY's Halloween-themed Jimmy McMillan paper dolls

  • The Picasso thief’s mom Olga Dogaru is now claiming that she did not bake seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse in the oven in a panic. [The New York Times]
  • Glafira Rosales, the dealer from Long Island who sold all those alleged fakes to Knoedler & Company pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. [The New York Times]
  • Richard Prince speaks in code. Yesterday over Twitter, the artist identified a new type of photography he calls photomil. Apparently that’s also the domain name, which is owned by some dude in Germany. [Twitter]
  • Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization. [The Onion]
  • BAM’s Visual Art Curator Dave Harper will leave for Paddle8 where he will become the director of special projects and client development. [AFC Inbox]
  • French magnate François Pinault’s art collection goes on view to the public for the first time, in the Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held. He has one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world. [Global Times]
  • Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing Russia to arrest foreigners and tourists whom they suspect are gay or gay sympathizers, and detain them up to two weeks. [The New York Times] Buzzfeed has a very scary listicle. [Buzzfeed] Klaus Biesenbach suggests boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics. [twitter]
  • Jimmy McMillan, aka “Rent Is Too Damn High” party leader, has hit the campaign trail for NYC mayor- and he needs signatures! As of this writing, he’s still a few thousand short of the 7,500 quota. [Village Voice] You can sign by downloading the petition on his website, and then email that to Jimmy. [Jimmy McMillan]
  • Some complicated invisible narratives for a bunch of monochromes. Greg Allen investigates. []
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Nina Katchadourian’s Book-Spine Poetry

by Leighann Morris on August 1, 2012
Thumbnail image for Nina Katchadourian’s Book-Spine Poetry

Artist Nina Katchadourian has mastered the art of Book-Spine Poetry. A relatively simple exercise, it works like this: take a titled book, place another titled book underneath it, and continue to do so until you make a verse that can be read from top to bottom. The result is a series of art dork in-jokes, subtle social commentaries, and witty one-liners.

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The Freshest Internets: Deutsche Bank and the Guggenheim Split, but Jay-Z still loves Gagosian

by Corinna Kirsch on February 7, 2012

  • Jay-Z played Carnegie Hall last night and while on stage, he gave a three-artist salute to his art dealer, Larry Gagosian. Aw, luv! [Twitter]
  • GIFs have started to trend in style photography; even fashion lines like Agent Provacateur are using GIFs on their websites. [Vice Style]
  • Deutsche Bank almost entirely funds Deutsche Guggenheim, the museum’s Berlin outpost, but now Deutsche Bank is ending its partnership. What will happen to the museum? Well, Deutsche Bank wants to turn the museum into “a place for political and corporate conferences.” [Art Observed]
  • Art isn’t like laundry detergent, but it is like a cell phone. Star Wars Modern writes a smart essay about the spectrum of commodification in art and how art is “a black swan out at the far edge of the consumer economy’s left field.”  [Star Wars Modern]
  • Hooray! Hennessy Youngman uploaded a new video. His last one memed pretty well; he coined a nickname for Hirst – sharkface – that caused a little internet sensation. This vid’s theme? Performance. [You Tube]
  • These “pawcasso kittens” are skilled at fundraising, proving you don’t need a MA in Arts Administration to make money for a non-profit. [Daily Mail]
  • The NEH is doing something right: they granted Wesleyan University money for a curator! [The Wesleyan Argus]
  • In yet another step toward total art world domination, Ai Weiwei will design another building for the Olympics. [ArchDaily]
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Monday Links: Beer Buys Friends and Butts Are Back

by Art Fag City on January 16, 2012

  • It's amazing what buying people over $100,000 worth of beer will do to an artist's career. Cyprien Gaillard, who won the Nationalgalerie's €50,000 prize back in September, has now won the People's Choice award for the same exhibition. [Artinfo]
  • We just found this YouTube video of Julian Schnabel giving advice and his words of wisdom seemto reflect the arc of this artist’s career. Sample advice: “If you win, you win, and if you lose, you win.”
  • SOPA's dead; it's not dead. Facing a presidential veto, the bill may be over, but this isn't stopping fears over PIPA. No word yet about how this will affect the Emergency NY Tech Meetup this Wednesday, January 18th. We’re planning on attending. [BoingBoing]
  • Everyone’s thinking about big butts. [Gawker]
  • Damien Hirst is now a lifestyle brand. At least, the Gagosian shop is betting on it. You can now buy official dot-inspired keychains, cufflinks, tea towels, and wall clocks. [Gagosian]
  • Picasso was trumped as 2011's top-earner at auction by a Chinese artist you've probably never heard of before. [The Huffington Post]
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