Adam Lindemann loves the new art rating website for collectors, Sell You Later. Sure, people make believe they are looking at the work, they make believe they are interested in art and what it says about the world, but let’s face it, real art-talk sounds archaic in the world of the now, where most conversations quickly circle back to last week’s auction prices. SellYouLater.com is the epitome of where we are at. [Gallerist]
Howard Halle on Gladstone’s Sarah Lucas, a YBA (Young British Artists) who is now in her 50’s. Her show includes a lot of stuffed dicks and car crushers, which Halle seems to like. The rest, not so much. “Somewhat distracting and totally unnecessary, however, are the photomurals reprising early works, like the 1990 image of the artist eating a banana. Like low-rise jeans, being cocky doesn’t wear well with age.” [Time Out]
Christian Viveros-Faune has decided to give the Whitney Biennial a little extra tenderness because it represents the community that might lead the way out of “Manhattan’s grossly blinged-up, tin-eared echo chamber.” He’s still critical, and shares the consensus that Michelle Grabner’s fourth floor show is the best. [Village Voice]
What is up with those ass-ugly sculptures at City Hall Park? Thanks to the Public Art Fund for bringing us yet another crummy show. Lightness of Being comes on the heels of their well-promoted but ill-received Ugo Rondinone show of figures made from boulders.