Art Fag City at Art in America: Manufacturing Value with Vanessa Beecroft

by Art Fag City on March 9, 2009 · 7 comments Events

My post on Vanessa Beecroft’s performance at Deitch Projects’ LIC location is now up on ArtinAmerica. The teaser below:

No VBKW title for Vanessa Beecroft's latest performative collaboration with Kanye West? Last Friday at the Deitch Projects in Long Island City, Beecroft used only her initials and the cataloguing number to label her piece, where as the artist’s last effort with West in October 2008 included the musician’s as well.  Of course, that particular piece, which involved approximately forty nude women, most wearing masks made of lamb’s wool standing in Ace Gallery’s darkened space in LA was executed specifically for the launch of West’s album 808s & Heartbreak.  This time around West promises only to produce the filming of the event, which presumably means hiring someone to shoot the show, since the musician was no where to be found. UPDATE: The Voice reports Kanye West arrived shortly after 7:30.

To read the full piece, click here.

  • http://c-monster.net/ C-Monster

    wish the Art Beat guys were there to cover it…

  • http://c-monster.net/ C-Monster

    wish the Art Beat guys were there to cover it…

  • http://c-monster.net/ C-Monster

    der. i mean Gallery Beat.

  • http://c-monster.net/ C-Monster

    der. i mean Gallery Beat.

  • Bob Log

    Not quite as bad as a Spencer Tunick performance but teaming up with Kanye brings it pretty close.

  • Bob Log

    Not quite as bad as a Spencer Tunick performance but teaming up with Kanye brings it pretty close.

  • Bob Log

    Not quite as bad as a Spencer Tunick performance but teaming up with Kanye brings it pretty close.

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