Saturday, February 18, 2012

TNYAB: Maurizio Cattelan's at " Family business"

TNYAB: Maurizio Cattelan's" Family business"

Gallery in The Chelsea

FAMILY BUSINESS is a new exhibition space by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni.

FAMILY BUSINESS is a guest house – a place where friends, enemies, people we admire and respect are invited to present the works of artists they support and projects they believe in.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

NYA presents Walt Cessna, Wade Mccollum, Paul Lisicky



interviews with

Paul Lisicky

Walt Cessna,

Wade Mccollum,

read all about it at

The Pride Review

a new GLBT journal in the spirit of The James White Review

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New York Fashion Week 2012: what's.......

Fashion week 2012

New York Fashion Week What's your VICE

fashion rules green is still in

patterns are back feathers are always cool stripes never go away

denim is going grey

short is to short

baggy is out

Porter Grey is bringing back a great Gatsby nostalgia

but music and fashion still rock the run ways

I say keep it natural and you'll be ahead of the fashionistas

Franck de Las Mercedes PEACE Out

Franck de Las Mercedes

PEACE send


"Fragile Contains: Peace, Love or Hope",

Artist Franck de Las Mercedes mails empty boxes to many around world.
Public art at its best like forwarding the unexpected.

Request your own Peace box from the artist and live up to its invitation.

Art meets activism meets your heart.

He started 2006 and the project has reached epic proportions by sending out a few thousands boxes as of yet. Funding comes from donations so if you are into this kind of messaging give freely.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mayson Gallery: "Modern Love" Mick Rock, Marne Lucas & others

Mayson Gallery: "Modern Love" Mick Rock, Marne Lucas & others









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Damien Hirst can you................

Damien Hirst can you................ can you spot me now

don't get me wrong I love Damien Hirst
but this is a bizarre situation. I always wanted to spoon with him admired his ass and his recklessness. I would have forgiven him fore a herd of calf’s in formaldehyde but spot paintings everywhere. We got the joke the first time and it was somewhat lame like a British dick. and you know that crazy Japanese woman did it so much better and did it all her self. So these dots give me gas.

Anyhow they have become priceless objects. And have out done Warhol’s soup cans for sure.

I get Art I get Damien both are kind of like an obnoxious child that wants attention even if it is for misbehavior.

So I read about the out cry about outsourcing of artistic labor even if it happens in a castle.160 to be exact and they also make coffee and clean up to keep the art blue chip clean.

Staring at 462 spots gives me shifty eyes not unlike its creators. So is Damien a creator does he have a creative bone in him or is he just a good taste maker a hyper. It doesn't matter and he is for sure a bit of it all the clown the genie and the morbid self saboteur.

11 Gagosian galleries across the world coordinated this spot-ackle for us to judge by displaying 3oo plus out of supposedly 1500 and I had thought at one point they had burned up in a storage fire. I guess that was just a publicity stunt.

At least Murakami did little symbols & faces. The spot is spot on and challenges our short attention span. We don't have to think but are able to enjoy the interplay of colors.

“I mean it does nothing for me” spots don't please me or arouse me like sharks do. That's why these paintings are so good as a marketing ploy they arouse a scandal for their triviality. Like the bad boy has changed his spots and still wants to be a cleaned up kind of gentrified wild guy. He doesn't want to have to die for his art to give it value so to speak.

Lot's of thought has gone in promoting this so labeled thoughtless art. Of course their is a hidden code in these just like in Richter's squares something highly mysterious that will only be deciphered hundreds of years from now; like we are still trying to figure out what Mona Lisa's smile means or meant or means to us or will mean in the future to others.

Okay there is nothing there or like Gertrude Stein would say "there is no there there" but I had found myself imagining one of these painting above my white couch and decide that they do break the realm of sterility into compartments of joy.

So again like so many times its not about what we look at but about how we look at it. The way I look at it is that they are perfectly well suited to look good on some very rich persons wall.

And because I have a blind spot for jealousy I don't give a hounds ass.

If you want a more in-depth critic go read this

Debbie Harry at Wip

Wip it Up

the amazing Debbie Harry

February 7th, 2012


Deborah Harry

Miss Guy's Debut Solo Album “Dumb Blonde”

With DJ Miss Guy and DJ Nick Zinner

New York Fashion Forward

Art film by Kevin Henson

Doors at 10 PM

WiP – 34 Vandam Street, NYC
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