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Reflecting on Yesterday’s Conversation About Dudes and their Shows

by Paddy Johnson on September 25, 2013
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Turns out the internet has plenty to say on the subject of dudes and their shows. After Whitney Kimball published her piece rounding up all the male-centric shows this fall and the conversation that’s followed, we spent the better part of the day, continuing to take part in said discussion.

And I gotta say, the talk has been pretty good. Highlights after the jump.

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Michael Mahalchick Woos Crowds with Renditions of Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby”

by Whitney Kimball and Julia Wolkoff on August 7, 2013
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“Picasso, Ba-by!” Sometimes an exclamation point really says it all.

Or, at least, it did in one of Michael Mahalchick’s renditions of Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” on Friday at Louis B. James Gallery, which he performed wearing a pink Groucho moustache and matching sunglasses. “Picasso, Baby!” he proclaimed, followed by a Steve Urkel shrug.

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Michael Mahalchick Will Have His Own Picasso Baby

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on August 1, 2013
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If you didn’t make it to Jay-Z’s performance at Pace, you’ve got another chance to share sweat with celebrities. ART CELEBRITIES. AFC’s own Wienerstar, Michael Mahalchick, is claiming “Picasso Baby” as his own, and will perform the song from 12 – 6 PM tomorrow at Louis B. James on 143 Orchard Street. We’re going.

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The Freshest Internets: Deutsche Bank and the Guggenheim Split, but Jay-Z still loves Gagosian

by Corinna Kirsch on February 7, 2012

  • Jay-Z played Carnegie Hall last night and while on stage, he gave a three-artist salute to his art dealer, Larry Gagosian. Aw, luv! [Twitter]
  • GIFs have started to trend in style photography; even fashion lines like Agent Provacateur are using GIFs on their websites. [Vice Style]
  • Deutsche Bank almost entirely funds Deutsche Guggenheim, the museum’s Berlin outpost, but now Deutsche Bank is ending its partnership. What will happen to the museum? Well, Deutsche Bank wants to turn the museum into “a place for political and corporate conferences.” [Art Observed]
  • Art isn’t like laundry detergent, but it is like a cell phone. Star Wars Modern writes a smart essay about the spectrum of commodification in art and how art is “a black swan out at the far edge of the consumer economy’s left field.”  [Star Wars Modern]
  • Hooray! Hennessy Youngman uploaded a new video. His last one memed pretty well; he coined a nickname for Hirst – sharkface – that caused a little internet sensation. This vid’s theme? Performance. [You Tube]
  • These “pawcasso kittens” are skilled at fundraising, proving you don’t need a MA in Arts Administration to make money for a non-profit. [Daily Mail]
  • The NEH is doing something right: they granted Wesleyan University money for a curator! [The Wesleyan Argus]
  • In yet another step toward total art world domination, Ai Weiwei will design another building for the Olympics. [ArchDaily]
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Assessing Life + Times, Jay-Z’s New Art and Culture Web Site – ARTINFO.com

by Paddy Johnson on April 26, 2011

Assessing Life + Times, Jay-Z’s New Art and Culture Web Site – ARTINFO.com – Weird.

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Zero Performance: Top 10 Youtubes, Jan 2011

by Art Fag City on April 2, 2011

Zero Performance: Top 10 Youtubes, Jan 2011 – "I just watched the top ten youtubes of all time so that you wouldn't have to." What follows is basically an educated rant on why Bieber (and others) suck. Miley Cyrus – Party in the U.S.A. is a favorite:  Cowboy boots, American cars, a rainbow coalition of hot […]

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