Profiles are big this week. New York Magazine has taken on meme-creator BuzzFeed and its founder Jonah Peretti as a case study in too big to fail. Is $46 million in venture capital worth it? Well, maybe thanks to BuzzFeed’s “native advertising” approach where it’s become nearly impossible at times to distinguish advertising from actual content on the blog. Actually, all this talk about how novel advertising strategies are carving out a niche for online content is pretty big right now; that’s the focus of The New Yorker’s VICE profile from last week. Whew. [New York Magazine]
More and more mid-level dealers are participating in the smaller art fairs popping up around the country. Look no further than this week’s Dallas Art Fair, which boasts New York galleries ranging from CANADA to Marlborough. The SEVEN art fair (BravinLee programs, Catharine Clark Gallery, Inman Gallery, Pierogi, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman, and Postmasters) is launching its Dallas debut in Dallas, too. [SEVEN]
My eyes are glazing over this fashion label’s blog full of selfies taken by depressed goth kids who have yet to get over their fascination with The Mickey Mouse Club, but maybe that’s because they’re still in it. [nvrmnd]
China is opening up its business practices to let Christie’s become the first auction company “granted license to operate independently in mainland China”. The first auction will be held in the fall of this year. [Twitter, via @KellyCrowWSJ and @ChristiesInc]
When stand up comedians look at art, they’re no different from the rest of us; they like to talk about tits. [“What Am I Looking At?”]
Let the openings begin. We’re going to see a whole bunch of new shows open this week, and we plan to attend them all. We’re crazy like that. Our full list of recommendations can be found at The L Magazine, but our list of Chelsea recommends can be had after the jump.
27th Street looks like a mess. That swath of galleries—Derek Eller Gallery, Winkleman, Foxy Production, Jeff Bailey Gallery, and Wallspace—remains shuttered, dealing with a lack of electricity, heat, and phone service. Things have been destroyed irrevocably, and it could be some weeks before these galleries reopen, if at all.
Well, good. Postmasters’ Magda Sawon announced over Twitter yesterday, that SEVEN will participate in New York’s upcoming fairs. This means we’ll have at least one event to attend that resembles an actual exhibition, in addition to Frieze and Pulse, which run May 4th through 7, and 3rd through 6th, respectively. SEVEN launches April 28th and runs through the middle of May.