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Sculptor John Chamberlain Dies at 84

by Reid Singer on December 22, 2011
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John Chamberlain, the American artist best-known for his abstract sculptures made from auto parts and crushed steel, has died at the age of 84.

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Thursday Links!

by Paddy Johnson on October 27, 2011

  • ArtForum’s Ben Carlson gets it from Greg Allen, who mysteriously believes that reviews should discuss the work, not auction prices. Jacob Kassay at L&M Arts doesn’t get much of a review. [Greg.org]
  • Ai Weiwei re-imagines his time in custody as a fashion shoot for W Magazine. The magazine describes he documentary-style pictures he took of the 1988 riots in Tompkins Square Park as a touchstone. [W Magazine]
  • Charlie Finch suggests a few places to Occupy: Trump is a good one. So is Marina Abramovic. [artnet]
  • “All of our grievances are connected”: A visualization of the crap the Occupy Wall Street folk don’t like Loren Munk style. [Hyperallergic]
  • The term “micro-celebrity” came out a livejournal entry on camgirls. [Rhizome]
  • Reminder: The Chocolate Fair runs November 10-13 in NYC. Eat. [The Chocolate Show]
  • Ben Davis compares Occupy Wall Street to the Art Workers’ Coalition in an essay about why he supports Occupy Museums. [ArtInfo]
  • In overdue corrections: A while back I wrote that Tom Moody was complaining about how rants were disappearing on blogs and comment sections. Not so. Tom Moody says he was lamenting the disappearance of ranting in the blogosphere because of the comment sections of blogs. In his words, “In a post you can be a fiery orator but then in the comments you are supposed to make nice and listen to what people are saying.” Facebook likes etc are making people be nicer.  [Tom Moody]
  • Rafaël Rozendaal has a seven day show up at With Project Space worth checking out. Open through Oct. 30. [RR]
  • Word to the wise: Uniqlo’s 10 dollar pants are not available at their SoHo location. That intrepid reporting courtesy of yours truly. [Art Fag City original story]
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Parsing Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince: The Copyright Infringement Ruling

by Paddy Johnson on March 23, 2011
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Bad news for appropriation artists and anyone else who’s ever produced a collage. Last Friday, Judge Deborah Batts ruled against famed artist Richard Prince in the Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery, et al 08 CV 11327 (S.D.N.Y. March 18, 2011)(Batts, J.), finding the artworks to be copyright infringements. According to the ruling, Prince’s appropriation of Cariou's work failed to meet standards of fair use on four specific grounds. Those headings and notes below.

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