- Pretty stoked to be in a room surrounded by 10 sets of giant eyes. Go see Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests at MoMA.
- Vagina Steam. The comments are the best.
- Four artists whose works are thoughtfully ingrained in African American history.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
- John Constable’s obsession with clouds. I wish my obsession didn’t induce panic.
- Art, plagiarism, and the death of originality, or less importantly, why Koons wants to sue a company for making balloon dog bookends.
- Superbowl bet is on between Milwaukee Art Museum and Carnegie Museum of Art, and they’ve put some major works on the line.
- Andrew Vicari, contemporary court painter. Adams is totally mocking him. John Berger quotes “I’m not sure that in any other period but the one we are in could a guy have achieved what he has, that money, doing what he does with all those clichés.” O wait this is the best part: “
This Damien Hirst, with his stuffed sharks, is just an ornithologist!
You mean a taxidermist?
Yes, that’s it, a taxidermist.”
Oh wait this is even better:
But van Gogh was mad, and Vicari is not. Your paintings should not be along that line: not mad.
So that, he said, is what I have aimed for.
Sanity? I said.
Exactly, he said.
- How #followfriday is supposed to work.
- To artists and arts organizations: Die with Dignity.
- Born this Way: a sweet blog collecting childhood photos submitted by gay adults, capturing them “showing the beginnings of their innate LGBT selves.”
- This dude gets famous people to sign his name.
- Andre Breton: Nadja