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Art Fag City at the L Magazine: Gallery Girls is Terrible, and That’s Amazing

by Will Brand on August 10, 2012
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After watching the first episode of “Gallery Girls,” I can promise you that Bravo’s kept up its end on vile. You’ll love it.

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Thursday Links

by Paddy Johnson on October 13, 2011

  • Bloomberg tells Occupy Wall Street protesters to clear Zuccotti Park by Friday. [Capital New York]
  • ArtReview’s Power list is out. Chinese artist Ai WeiWei takes the number one position, New York Times Co-Chief art critic Roberta Smith is knocked off completely. Are there any critics on this list? [ArtReview]
  • Your soundtrack for the day: Capital (It fails us now) by Gang of Four. [Youtube]
  • Apparently art worlders are concerned that Bravo’s Work of Art reality show will somehow damage art. Please. That job was already finished by the plutocrats of this world. [NYMag]
  • The best Florida is one without people. [Idiom]
  • The best of invisible cat [Sexyprout]
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Massive Links! Activism and Canons Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 11, 2011
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I gave a lecture at Detroit’s Wayne State University last week so today I play catch up. A few relevant links with the usual commentary.

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The Road to Better Challenges: The Art Fag City/C-Monster Work of Art Proposal

by Paddy Johnson on July 19, 2010
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Who wants to see better challenges on Bravo’s reality show Work of Art? Judging by critic Jerry Saltz’ 300 plus Facebook comments on the subject, I’m guessing most of us. Prompted by this clear calling, I teamed up with Carolina A. Miranda of C-Monster.net fame to propose a few suggestions for the Bravo Team.

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Work of Art Recap: The Art Pussy Escapes Elimination

by Paddy Johnson on July 15, 2010
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I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be much happier if Work of Art were a PBS style reality show a la Frontier House with a series of art historians and critics discussing the realities of art world as we watch the struggling members of the art world. I like drama as much as the next person, but I found Bravo’s focus on artistic disputes at the expense the art particularly disheartening in this week’s public art challenge. Too many of its participants will be left scarred by this show.

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Work of Art Episode Five: Art That Moves You

by Paddy Johnson on July 8, 2010
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What’s Work of Art’s biggest failure so far? This show has so many problems there’s undoubtedly more than one right answer but last week’s challenge and resulting eliminations left me feeling like it was their ridiculous assignments. Nothing’s going to top the shock and awe challenge in the bad idea department, but this week’s Let-New-York-be-Your-Muse-With-Audi didn’t do much to convince me that assessment was inaccurate. Until the results started to roll in.

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On Artist Stereotypes

by Art Fag City on June 3, 2010

POST BY MICHELLE HALABURA Jaclyn Santos, a Bravo Work of Art contestant. “I think it’s a common misperception that artists aren’t intelligent and couldn’t do anything else,” says [Jaclyn Santos] the 26-year-old Pittsburgh native and Maryland Institute College of Art graduate, one of three people with Baltimore ties who will be fighting to become the next […]

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