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Not My Type

by Paddy Johnson on May 1, 2014
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Helvetica the documentary explores untold story behind ubiquitous typeface

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Horrors at The Kitchen!

by Paddy Johnson on December 26, 2013
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Jankowski’s latest revives collaborative spirit — with a mixed bag of monsters and killers

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The Painted Whale

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on December 13, 2013
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A closer look at the animation of Jacco Olivier at Marianne Boesky Gallery, which included a 43-foot animation of a painted whale.

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Making The Mark of A Masterpiece

by Paddy Johnson on May 18, 2011
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The New Yorker’s Mark of a Masterpiece tells me its time to re-evaluate a couple opinions I expressed about that so-called Jackson Pollock I wrote about back in 2006. Thanks to a documentary called Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?, I wasted a fair bit of ink on why I thought the International Foundation for Art Research should take another look at a garish painting that didn’t look much like a Pollock. Forensic scientist Peter Paul Biro had produced fingerprinting identification and matched paint samples though, and that evidence seemed rather compelling. So I pushed aside a few pesky details, namely that it followed the basic rule of forgery: The less plausible the fake, the more involved the narrative and documentation becomes. This one reached absurd levels, with truck driver Teri Horton’s big thrift store find and Peter Paul Biro’s research even spinning its own documentary.

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