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The Panda Appropriations -- Part 3: Playing the Courts

Posted January 31, 2011 | 19:25:37 (EST)

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A Threadless-organized flash mob poses at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in front of a Rob Pruitt panda painting featuring AJ Dimarucot & Jimi Benedict's best-selling T-shirt graphic, When Pandas Attack.


Not long after the opening of Pattern and Degradation, his huge two-gallery two-city block...

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The Panda Appropriations -- Part Two: Ethics and Aesthetics

Posted January 20, 2011 | 18:37:00 (EST)

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Art history is, of course, full of referencing, echoing, quoting, and flat out copying. From the Renaissance artists who fished symbols and stories from a community pool to pop artists who fished in a pool of brand recognition, and onward to the appropriation...

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The Panda Appropriations: When Your Property Is My Medium

Posted January 13, 2011 | 13:40:26 (EST)

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The way AJ Dimarucot tells it there is a clear date of copyright: July 16, 2008. That's the date that 'When Pandas Attack', created with collaborator, Jimi Benedict, won...
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Shame Upon Shame: The National Portrait Gallery is Pummeled by Protest

Posted December 13, 2010 | 10:46:31 (EST)

James T. Bartlett has resigned as National Portrait Gallery commissioner, in protest of the Smithsonian's removal of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibition.

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Still from David Wojnarowicz "A Fire in My Belly" --...
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MoMA: Does this iPad Make My AbEx Look Big?

Posted November 17, 2010 | 17:09:35 (EST)

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MoMA's new app for iPad

Nope: it looks like a very concise, very tidy little package.

Designed and developed by the New York-based firm Deep Focus, the app showcases 60 of the abstract expressionist works in hi-rez digital and shareable format, 20 short videos...

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The MoMA's New Photography 2010: Post-Appropriation

Posted October 13, 2010 | 13:58:09 (EST)

For this 25th year of MoMA's New Photography series, curator Roxana Marcoci gathered four artists who use appropriated images and found objects as raw material.

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Roe Ethridge (American, born 1969). Comme des Garçons Scarf with Glass Plate. 2010
Chromogenic color print 72...

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Art as Curation: The (New) AB EX Story at MoMA

Posted October 1, 2010 | 14:25:14 (EST)

Abstract Expressionist New York at MoMA October 3, 2010-April 25, 2011
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Mark Rothko (American, born Latvia. 1903-1970) No. 5/No. 22. 1950 Oil on canvas 9' 9" x 8' 11 1/8" (297 x 272 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the...
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Alex Prager: Where We Went From There

Posted September 25, 2010 | 14:10:57 (EST)

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Alex Prager (American, born 1979) Despair. 2010. Chromogenic color print, 16 x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery © 2010 Alex Prager, courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery

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This is now; that...

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Art Noir: Black Lists and Speculators

Posted September 17, 2010 | 11:23:14 (EST)

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Artist, Sandro Chia, who wants you to know that he agrees with Charles Saatchi.

When a big name collector "offloads" the art of a specific artist from his collection, it can, we have heard, have a chilling effect on the market for that...

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Rob Pruitt: Pattern and Degradation - Gavin Brown's Enterprise & Maccarone Gallery 9/11-10/23

Posted September 16, 2010 | 18:22:35 (EST)

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All images courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York Photography: Thomas Mueller and Adam Reich
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Nowadays, you're supposed to like Rob Pruitt very much. After all, he made up long ago for being a bit too ironic...

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MoMA's Got a Brand New App: Learning to Leverage Social Media

Posted August 26, 2010 | 15:07:20 (EST)

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Art and Artists Display on New MoMA iPhone App


MoMA has announced the release of its new app for Apple's iPhone, and iPod Touch, available now on the App Store. It's a free download that provides views of 32,000 works from...

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