Art! Who goes there? Now: we do. In the second installment of our fortnightly Sunday art column, Kelsey Keith explains what a Jeffrey Deitch is, and why after tomorrow, the entire art world will be watching his every move.
I know, I know. GOD, Julia Allison, when will you stop posting about her, she totally sucks, etc, etc. Well, stuff this in your empty comment box and smoke it: Julia Allison, doing performance art, about art. I'm serious.
Art Nerds with Computers fight. About what? The Whitney Museum's new website either sucks or really sucks, says New Museum's web designer. Also, the New York Public Library lion looks like the MGM Grand lion. And sucks. Me-yow. [AFC]
Maybe you've heard of Etsy, the uber-twee site allowing "creative" types to sell their "arts and crafts" "wares." Imagine shopping at Michael's on crack. Regretsy, which finds the most insane things on Etsy, is like shopping Michael's on acid.
Big Trouble in West L.A: Ten Andy Warhol paintings depicting athletes were cat burgled from the house of rich L.A. businessman and art collector Richard Weisman. Involved are a housekeeper/nanny, an anonymous $1M reward, and 70s model Cheryl Tiegs. What?
The New York Times dared to brave the auditions for Bravo's newest foray into, well, giving existentialists like big-dick-owning/hating Jean-Paul Sartre more credence: a reality competition featuring artists making art. What'd they find? Fish, in a neon-lit, jewel-encrusted barrel.
Things I Did On My July 4th Vacation: hit up The New Museum's Younger Than Jesus exhibition. It's a contemporary art exhibit showcasing only artists born after 1976. It ends today. Here is what I saw, presented without comment.