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Tuesday Links: Unforseen Bounties

by Corinna Kirsch on December 17, 2013


  • Well-known horrible person George Zimmerman is selling his personal artwork on eBay … bidding has nearly topped $100,000. (Thanks, Joseph Beuys, for the constant reminder that anyone and everyone can be an artist.) [Vanity Fair]
  • Film Comment gives us their Top 50 films of the year. 2013: This year has given me just enough time to see two of these films. It’s been a year of busy blogging. [Film Comment]
  • WELL, THIS WAS UNEXPECTED: Detroit’s bankruptcy ruling will be appealed. [Detroit Free Press]
  • The Hugo Boss Prize gives a single artist $100,000 and a solo show at the Guggenheim. The 2014 finalists were announced last week, and we haven’t said much about it because, well, as the Times points out, the list isn’t full of too many surprises. [The New York Times]
  • Is the Internet like a “stream” or a wealth of “pages”? #metaphorproblems [The Atlantic]
  • What doth plague the House of Sotheby’s? Less than a full rotation of the moon has gone by since Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art Tobias Meyer left under a cloudy resignation. Perhaps to shed its former woes, new changes are abreast; Sotheby’s has hired Domenico De Sole (from luxury fashion retailers Tom Ford and Gucci) as the auction house’s Lead Independent Director. [Art Market Monitor]
  • New publication “The Artist as Curator” claims the history of artists is an “understudied phenomenon.” Really? Nobody else cared to write or talk about this until now? [The Artist as Curator]
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Invisible History Artist Danh Vo Wins the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 2, 2012
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Yesterday, the Guggenheim announced Vo as the winner of this year’s Hugo Boss Prize, and he now joins the ranks of Matthew Barney, Tacita Dean, and Rikrit Tiravanija, all previous winners of the prize. So how’s the work? We’re ambivalent.

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Stop Mentioning Andy Warhol

by Will Brand on April 28, 2011
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One thing experience has taught me: just because you can relate everything to Andy Warhol, doesn’t mean you should. Carol Vogel’s article about Hans-Peter Feldmann’s plans for his upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim is a good example. Feldmann, who as the winner of the Hugo Boss Prize receives both a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim and $100,000, plans to pin the money in $1 bills to the walls of the museum. I’m torn about the concept – accumulating a bunch of identical objects and lining the gallery with them is pretty old hat – but the humility that drives it is, I think, honest.

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