Posts Tagged: The Art World
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I Know It’s Not a Real Holiday and You’re Definitely Above It But Maybe Look At These Cards If You Want, I Don’t Know

I am so sorry to do this to you, I really am, especially with THAT day creeping ever closer, but if you do have any interest in, you know, THAT day, and/or interest in the Talking Heads, you're going to want to take a look at what this Portland art gallery is doing. THAT DAY is still a massive fraud perpetuated on us by the greeting card industry and affiliated commercial concerns, but this is pretty cool. [Via]

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Museums, Selling Off Art

A number of museums-including MoMA, Harvard and the Hirshhorn-are currently selling art from their collections. Expect more! Because of the whattaya-call-it. The recession thing. As a bonus, this is where art people get crazy.

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So How's the Art World Doing?

Chaos followed, as guests fought over pieces cut by the bare-chested pallbearers. “I want the breast! Give me the vagina!” they screamed, hardly noticing that Tilda Swinton had arrived for photo ops, looking very much like David Bowie in his Thin White Duke phase. When it was all over, the cut-up cakes resembled mutilated bodies that made for a ghoulish sight.

A man I didn’t know accosted me. “Is it me or was this all about violence against women?” he asked. “It’s you,” I said. “Look at that cake!” he exclaimed. “It’s a horribly mutilated woman with knives in her chest. Doesn’t that bother you?” “It’s a cake,” [...]