Tuesday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 4, 2011 · 4 comments Massive Links

  • Are Henry Rollins’s hands cool enough to make cinemagraphs okay after all? [dump.fm - Image pictured above]
  • Dan Colen has almost nothing to say about his work…for over eight minutes. [ViceTV via: @manbartlett]
  • Bravo’s show on gallerinas, “Paint the Town” (formerly Gallery Girls), might be filming at the Lower East Side gallery End of Century. [Gallerist NY]
  • Some guy with a beard in LA is selling a giant antelope head. Only $2500. [Craigslist]
  • An AMAZING slideshow of Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900 now at The Met. [NYTimes]
  • Rachel Sklar’s Twitter account, in long form. [Business Insider]
  • Nicholas O’Brien advocates for wit and empathy in art. [Hyperjunk at Bad at Sports]
  • Just what you always wanted: a tour of the NY Art Book Fair with your embarrassing uncle. [Betabeat]
  • From a discussion on blogger Greg Allen’s book, Canal Zone Richard Prince Yes Rasta: Selected Court Documents, Etc Etc:” The court takes the role of the beleaguered parent who has just discovered that her child is having sex, to the point where Judge Batts employs pointed scare quotes in her introduction of “appropriation art” as a term.” [The Brooklyn Rail]
  • Kanye West’s new fashion line comes with fur backpacks. No swoons from the critics. [BlackBook]
  • Christopher Reiger

    Thanks, Paddy.  And, for the record, the “giant antelope” is a kudu, as the bearded fellow guessed. :)

  • jackie shortshack

    Why do you diss Colen? I thought he was really honest in his interview.  Would you rather he just make up tons of BS like almost every other artist?  
    I can see why art writers don’t like him because he doesn’t play the game.  

  • Will Brand

    In what universe is an artist represented by Gagosian “not playing the game”? If you wanna see resentment in the coverage of Dan Colen – and I think you’d be right to – it’s precisely because he’s played the game so well.

    • jackie shortshack

      That is true.  He does seem to be playing the game pretty well.  But to his credit he does not blow smoke.  He just says “This painting doesn’t mean anything.” or “I just randomly did this and people like it.”  
      I think lots of artists kind of get used to embellishing their intentions and actions constantly to make them look much more deep and thoughtful then they actually are.   
      We have all seen the art critic say to the artist, “Isn’t your work actually about this and this and this and this?” and the artist is like “Yeah, that’s the ticket.  That’s exactly what I was thinking.”  (shifty eyes)
      I don’t know this guy but he is not doing that and I appreciate it.  He even admitted that he didn’t realize “blow me” was a play on words!  Which is hard to believe, but I kind of do believe it because he seems like the kind of guy that is honest to a fault.  Literally.  

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