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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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Rashaad Newsome’s Rap Joust Embarrasses Everybody

by Art Fag City on November 8, 2011
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If Marlborough Gallery had a reputation to worry about, they would be busy doing a lot of damage control for last Wednesday's rap joust, directed by Rashaad Newsome. A real-life manifestation of POWHIDA's mock-douchebag performance a few months back, it was another masturbatory celebration of wealth that sidelined the performers and sincerely made everyone look like VIP douchebags.

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How the Marlborough Gallery Besmirched Itself

by Whitney Kimball on August 17, 2011
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In case you missed it, David Levine recently published an elegantly woven account of the havoc wreaked by Mark Rothko’s will. When Rothko died in 1968, he left nothing to his children; his appointed executors quickly sold or consigned nearly 800 paintings at a drastic discount to the Marlborough Gallery. The inevitable lawsuit filed by his daughter ended the careers of every one involved and has left a permanent scar on Marlborough.

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Go See: Four Shows To See This Weekend

by Paddy Johnson on July 29, 2011
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Who wants to see some art? Marlborough’s POWHIDA travels for a lap dance at Ramis Barquet, Karen Rosenberg almost recommends MoMA’s Talk to Me, and for those who wish to stay home, Street Show at Eyebeam can now be downloaded.

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