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New Artist Commissions Debut on CNN

by Paddy Johnson on August 28, 2012
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I’ll admit to having a biased interest in CNN’s gallery of artworks commissioned for the elections. I recommended a number of the artists for this feature, so it’s fascinating to see who made their final list and who the organization came up with themselves. Judging by the commissions, it appears Bravo’s cancelled Work of Art reality series has more influence on mainstream news media than I would have guessed.

A couple of quick thoughts on the feature:

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Links! Ice Cube and the Secret Leonardo; Nut Balls

by Will Brand on December 8, 2011

  • Ice Cube waxes about the Eameses in a promo video for Pacific Standard Time. Museum PR departments: this is how you do it. [YouTube]
  • Carolina Miranda’s written  a great introduction to the current wave of institutional critique – Bruces, Powhida, Dalton, Youngman, etc.  Hey, just an observation – these guys are all either Twitter-famous or YouTube-famous. When do we get to seriously institutionally critique Twitter or YouTube? [ARTnews]
  • One of Vasari’s frescos in Florence might be a victim of the celebrity cult he himself started; it’s getting tiny holes drilled in it to search for Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari[NY Times]
  • Greg Allen found John Cage’s recipe for “nut balls”, whatever those are. [Greg.org]
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Massive Links: What Can Curators Tells Us About Not Shitting Ourselves All Day | Jim Carrey’s Nuts Are A-Okay | Some GIFs Are Small

by Paddy Johnson on June 16, 2011
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This week in Massive Links, journalists are mistaking a new study that finds one year old babies like Picasso’s cubism more than Monet’s impressionism as an art story. Jim Carrey’s jet is now available on ebay for the buy it now price of 1.5 million! Better act quick on that collectors. Also, lots on GIFs and Miranda July’s face. Let’s get to it!

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