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Is Jeff Koons More Like Edward Snowden or Buzzfeed?

by Paddy Johnson on June 30, 2014
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Jeff Koons may inspire more debate than any other living artist. His work is kitschy, expensive, and market-friendly. He recycles imagery to the point of looking intellectually lazy. Is his factory of art makers really that different from Buzzfeed, a vast and wealthy website that brings together hundreds of pre-existing and manipulated images for little more than entertainment?

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This Week’s Must See Events: Is Gagosian Having an Identity Crisis?

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on March 10, 2014
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After the tide of art fairs and biennials last week, we get a lighter events listing this week. For those of you interested in luxury, there’s Gagosian’s exhibition of Chinese antiques—a strange choice for a contemporary art gallery. We’re going to William Powhida’s solo exhibition at Postmasters for a dose of art-as-criticism and checking out Smack Mellon’s open studios for a glimpse into what artists are working on outside of the galleries.

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Awful, Life-size Edward Hopper Diner Comes to the Flatiron

by Corinna Kirsch on September 18, 2013
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Call it public art, or a publicity stunt, but the Whitney has installed a life-size version of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks in the Flatiron building’s prow.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Wade Guyton And The “Imperfect Beauty” Cliché

by Paddy Johnson on December 6, 2012
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This week at The L Magazine I talk about the Wade Guyton show at The Whitney. As a few avid art readers may know, the show was anointed with great reviews by both Roberta Smith at The Times and Jerry Saltz at New York Magazine, each lauding Guyton for his innovation. I don’t agree with this idea at all, arguing in this piece, that work actually hews fairly closely to pre-existing conservative art world values. Also, even within the frame work of those values, the show’s just not very good. My thoughts on why, after the jump.

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AFC at the L Magazine: Decay on Display

by Paddy Johnson on July 18, 2012
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This week at The L Magazine, I review Yayoi Kusama’s solo show at the Whitney. It’s not all cupcakes and roses.

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