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UNTITLED. Continues to Make Gains in Miami

by Paddy Johnson on December 4, 2014
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Look out, NADA.

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Paddles ON! Auction Exceeds Estimates in Developing Digital Market

by Paddy Johnson on July 3, 2014
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How successful was tonight’s Paddles ON! sale of digital art in London? On its face pretty good. Phillips sale totaled £83,500 ($113,636.83), exceeding their high estimate for the sale at £67,150 ($91,392.43). Dig a little deeper, though, and the results of the auction as a whole, which included 22 lots, suggest a still developing market: Five lots went unsold and four sold for under their estimates. Two unremarkable abstract panels that sold for as much as five times their estimate boosted the evenings sale numbers. Michael Staniak’s IMG_885, a monochrome painting made of casting compound and acrylic on board, brought in the most; it sold for £25,000, £20,250 over its £4,750 estimate. Trailing Staniak came Michael Manning’s Chinese Broccolini Torta, a pastel digital print on canvas which sold for £15,000, £10,000 over its £5,000 estimate.

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Come Visit Us at UNTITLED.

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on December 5, 2013
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We’ll let you turn the crank.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Rafaël Rozendaal and Thanksgiving Horror

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on November 25, 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving, readers! Art events will be on the lighter side this week, but we’ve still got plenty of good holiday offerings: among them, a big Lower East Side group show (with substance), the net art event of the year at Postmasters, and a Thanksgiving slasher film in Brooklyn.

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Net Artist Daily: Gossip Gurl!

by Paddy Johnson on October 29, 2013
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Ever feel like the net art community isn’t insular enough? Consider those woes cured with Net Artist Daily, an insider net art link blog with the tone of Gawker and the humor of the Onion. They’ve dubbed themselves The Huffington Post-Internet, a fitting title because like the writers at the Huffington Post, net artists never get paid.

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Art F City Debuts Exclusive New Work at NADA Contained on a Sapphire Mobiado USB Drive

by Rhett Jones on May 6, 2013

Image credit: Shana Moulton, Lyrica, 2012, video still

NADA New York
May 10th – May 12th, 2013
Pier 36, Basketball City. (299 South St. on the corner of South St. and Montgomery St.) Booth P10

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2013 – Art F City is pleased to announce the debut of AFC Selects, a limited-edition USB drive containing exclusive artworks by 11 internationally renowned artists: Anthony Antonellis, Jacob Ciocci, Paul B. Davis, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Lorna Mills, Shana Moulton, Jon Rafman, Rafael Rozendaal, Bunny Rogers, and Nicolas Sassoon. Each set of artworks is contained on a luxury Mobiado USB drive crafted from a single piece of sapphire crystal. AFC Selects will be available at the Art F City booth at NADA New York.

AFC Selects is generously endowed with enormous talents. Published in an edition of 100, AFC Selects contains original, commissioned artwork, including museum-quality videos and screensavers, large-scale GIFs, and custom software patches. From Sara Ludy’s 449 frame billowing cloud GIF, to Shana Moulton’s video documenting the bizarre effects of new age massage, the drive contains work that is extraordinary, beautiful, and just plain weird. It is nothing short of amazing.

Custom ribbons and packaging for the drive have been designed by artist Bunny Rogers, and each drive comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Art F City’s Paddy Johnson and all eleven artists. AFC Selects will be the first portfolio of its kind to take net art offline and put it where the collector can have it — inside a single piece of sapphire.

Proceeds from the sale will support Art F City. For information on how to view works or purchase a drive please contact rhett@artfcity.com.

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This Week In Media Arts: Visual Poetry and Projector Parties

by Christopher Schreck on December 5, 2011
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After a week of fairs in Miami, a couple of enticing media-arts events promise to help us settle back into a New York state of mind: Tom Moody talks animated GIFs at the Elizabeth Foundation while Postmasters gallery brings another installment of BYOB to NYC.

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A Cheap Grab For Exposure: The Occupy The Internet Exhibition

by Paddy Johnson on November 1, 2011
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Why is Occupy The Internet now an “exhibition of leading net artists”? Launched two weeks ago at fffff.at, the original project was a simple call: embed a script that runs an army of animated gif protesters on your website to show your support for the Occupation movement. The post asked for animated GIF submissions that would then be “called up for duty”, and has since been installed on over 875 websites.

Now, all those submissions are being replaced with GIFs by artists curator Evan Roth deems worthy of special consideration. This is beyond insulting.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Art on An App

by Paddy Johnson on May 11, 2011
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This week at The L Magazine I discuss about four great iphone apps made by artists Paul Slocum, Rafaël Rozendaal, Aaron Meyers and Joe McKay. Find out why they are so awesome after the jump.

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Watching the Pot Boil, Part Two: The Instinct to Align Shapes in Art Work

by Paddy Johnson on March 21, 2011
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In the course of writing my post for flavorwire Friday on anticipation, I linked to a preview from The Office. The scene is hilarious but also reminded me of another powerful force driving art work: our desire to fit and align shapes.

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