“An article on Friday about art-related parties in New York misidentified the artist who has been staging a series of weekly parties since last July. He is Ryan McGinness – not Ryan McGinley, a photographer, who also organizes parties, as the article noted.” Most confusing New York Times correction ever? Here! We can help, with this handy guide.
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
Gallery: Deitch (or post-Deitch Deitch)
The presumably not-gay one.
Makes big, jazzy, stencily, explosiony installations, paintings and things. This is him wearing a hard hat and talking about stuff.
How to identify the work: stencil, design, layering, etc.:
October 17, 1977
Like skateboarders. [Like(s) skateboarder(s)] [LET ME HAVE SOME FUN PEOPLE]
BFA in Graphic Design, Parsons
The gay one.
Shoots post-Nan dreamy photos of pretty pals in natural and urban settings; most are emaciated; most seem like they take drugs; lots are the gay. Does lots of commercial work now, including the NYT mag. This is who goes to his openings.
How to identify the work: usually looks something like an illustration from a hipster’s photo Tumblr after too much Thoreau and Whitman: