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Archive for October, 2009

Shepard Fairey: Idiot or Art World Bad Boy?

So I woke up this morning thinking about this venue of artblogging, and I came upon the article in the NY Times about Shepard Fairey confessing to a copyright violation for using an AP image in his famous “Obama Hope” poster. Of course I, like everyone else in America is familiar with the poster and […]

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John Currin’s Imperfect Studies

So I realize that this post is quite a bit late, given that it is now October, and John Currin Works on Paper, A Fifteen Year Survey of Women was up at the Andrea Rosen Gallery over the summer.  But I thought that it would be good to write about it anyway. So again, I […]

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Art School Redux: Maya Lin at Pace Wildenstein

Monolithic. Topographic. Singular. The show is very impressive. This is definitely a blue chip show, at a blue chip gallery, from a blue chip artist. The reason that I bring this up is because, initially this show immediately overwhelms the senses, in its scale, and its poetry. It is representative of what Maya Lin is […]

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Paper Dolls and Paper Cuts: Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins & Co

I definitely can be categorized as a fan of Kara Walker’s work.  Okay, we know it’s derivative, that is, it’s been done.  When I first saw the work years back, I knew it seemed familiar.  I didn’t know where it was that I may have seen the graphic silhouettes before, depicting the struggles of African […]

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Review of the NY Art Book Fair 2009

On my rounds a few weeks back of the galleries, I stopped into Printed Matter to check out if there was anything titillating for me to browse through. One of my favorite things to do, especially when I was a student, is to spend hours thumbing through books at the bookstore. I haven’t been doing […]

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