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Rob Pruitt

AFC Adds Old People Background Option to Site

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2013
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Ask and you shall receive.

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An Informal Survey of Swag: The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art

by Jennifer Chan on September 14, 2012
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Cultural studies has established that suburban white kids love hip hop in a complex manner; heaps has been written on aspiration, colorblindedness, misogynism, emulation, and subordination. But just what makes hip hop so appealing to net artists? Instead of passing off any attempt to indulge in hip hop as a 1:1 relationship between appropriation and mockery, I’m interested in looking at how different artists incorporate hip hop in their artwork to talk about themselves.

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[Update] The Andy Monument Will Leave Union Square for Houston, Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on August 21, 2012
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In May, AFC reported that Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument would stay in Union Square through the end of the summer. This week, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) unveiled a crowdsourcing campaign to bring The Andy Monument to Texas. The sculpture will be on view in Union Square until September 4, 2012.

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The Andy Monument Extends Its Stay in Union Square

by Corinna Kirsch on May 15, 2012
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Rob Pruitt's The Andy Monument will not be removed from Union Square on schedule. It's sticking around due to popular demand. According to Kellie Honeycutt, representative for Public Art Fund, the sculpture will stay up through the tourist season, with the thought that millions more will see it.

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Announcing The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards Auction List

by Paddy Johnson on February 20, 2012
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I’ve been trying to keep the Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction updates from completely taking over the blog, but benefits are such an enormous undertaking that at some point you just give up and hope people will find them as fascinating as you do. I’m not exactly an unbiased source, but with the auction items we release today, I can’t imagine there being any question over whether you should attend. As greg.org tweeted yesterday evening, “A live staging of Richard Prince’s deposition is only in the like 80th pctile of crazy in @artfagcity’s benefit auction”. That’s an exaggeration of course — I’d give that re-enactment a far more generous crazy ranking — but the point is well made. You simply won’t find more unique experiences and objects anywhere else.

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Peter Nadin is an Art Press Magnet

by Paddy Johnson on July 5, 2011
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Gavin Brown seems to attract compelling narratives. Last fall, no one could shut up about Rob Pruitt’s come back. This summer, we’re all talking about the gallery’s Peter Nadin show (on view through July 30), another artist with a come back story for the ages. As the story goes, Nadin ran a gallery with Christopher D'Arcangelo in the 80’s until disputes over management dissolved the partnership. Following this, the artist suffered a nervous breakdown which according to the Times, “caused Nadin to begin seeing the world in a fundamentally different way.”

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Rob Pruitt’s “Pattern and Degradation,” at Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Maccarone

by Paddy Johnson on September 28, 2010
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Rob Pruitt’s joint exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Maccarone, “Pattern and Degradation,” presses a few of my buttons. Even before stepping into the gallery I had some concerns—the notion of filling over 8,200 square feet with two years of new work without compromising quality seems a stretch, so naturally the show’s theme is about excess.

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Rob Pruitt: Pattern and Degradation

by Art Fag City on September 1, 2010
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Rob Pruitt: Pattern and Degradation Date: Saturday, September 11th 2010 – Saturday, October 23rd 2010 Venue: Gavin Brown, 620 Greenwich Street Rob Pruitt’s latest exhibition commands so much space it’s worth going to see for the real estate spectacle alone. Taking over both GBE’s newly expanded space and neighboring gallery Macaronne, Pattern and Degradation draws inspiration […]

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