Caught My Eye

  • He ponders the emergence of Bushwick. I particularly liked this bit of honesty on his part:
    "I've never said that I didn't want to be part of it, I may have said I wanted to destroy it, but I've always been working my in. It's just that I don't stop talking about it, so it's at the art world's risk to allow me further up the ladder. I don't pretend to be better than the art world, I'm part of and product of it, going all the way back to my first classes in undergrad where all the expectations and delusions were born."
  • "…I was still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Slate's editors were, 'ironically, unable to get permission' to reproduce Richard Prince's Untitled (Cowboy), 2003 for Sarah Boxer's slideshow review of 'Into The Sunset,' MoMA's exhibition of photography's role in creating the concept of the American West. [The irony, of course, is that Prince's work is actually a rephotograph of a Marlboro Man ad, which was probably photographed originally by Jim Krantz.] And so I blithely grabbed an image of Untitled (Cowboy) online, resized and retitled it, and republished it as my own work, 300 x 404, After Untitled (Cowboy) 2003 by Richard Prince, and offered to let Slate show it instead. Though I've written for Slate before, they have not, as yet, taken me up on my offer." –
  • Classic response to the Jesus Saves tagger who is everywhere in New York & has been forever.
  • Top 10: 1–sui generis, 2–solipsistic, 3–louche, 4–laconic, 5–saturnine, 6–antediluvian, 7–epistemological, 8–shibboleths, 9–penury, 10–sumptuary
  • A reflection on the evolving technology of the book as interpreted by artists.
  • Carolina shares her dog-gone adorable pics from her Peruvian sojourn and proves that pooches south of the equator are awesome.
  • I haven't heard the name of Canadian artist Jubal Brown for ages (late 20th C.) and now he is "coming up" again.
  • Almost a quarter of a TV game show audience couldn't figure out what a "starchitect" was…even when the names of Frank Gehry & IM Pei were included as examples.

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