December 12, 2008
The Digest. 12.12.08.
Carlton Arms , by Elbow Toe. Opening tonight, at Thinkspace , in L.A. (Image courtesy of Elbow Toe .)
Crayon sculptures. R.I.P.
Bettie Page. Let the drama, whining and second-guessing begin!!
The Whitney chooses curators for the 2010 Biennial. Harry Belafonte
withdraws Martin Luther King Jr. documents from Sotheby’s auction after King’s estate issues a statement saying that it believed that the items had been “wrongly acquired.” ( Arts Journal.) Paul Klee’s
. Clever. ( Twittering Machine MoMA’s Twitter.)
Art21 is talking controversy. Today’s post is all about artists stuck in various Freudian stages: chocolate Jesus, piss Christ, poo Virgins.
Late addition: Speaking of controversy: The LAT‘s Christopher Knight on the MOCA Mess on KPFK, opening up with some cattiness towards the New York Times. Mee-ow!
Anaba has a nice round-up of pix from the Marlene Dumas show at MoMA. There’s even more images on his Flickr feed. Related: La Smith’s review. Art and mental illness:
Exploring the Martín Ramírez case.
Happy holidays from Paul McCarthy. Plus: Just in time for Christmas… the alcohol calorie counter. ( Flaming Pablum.) Mad Scientist
laser-etched wood blocks. The world’s robot density is
highest in Europe. Better than fish-wrap: Recycling the
New York Times into wallpaper. Photo Essay:
Art by contemporary Indian artists at the Serpentine, in London.
Cooper, the cat with his own Flickr page. Cooper has some beautiful shots (like this awesome POV, in which he’s attacking the Christmas tree), but I’m very disappointed to learn that he watches Jay Leno. Sorry, Cooper, I don’t care if you don’t have opposable thumbs and shit in a box. You have no excuse. 3-D Graff of the Day:
Ovbal in Mexico. More
graff flicks from Basel. Plus: Video of a Shepard Fairey wall in Miami getting reworked. Nothing like authoritarian diktat:
China to trim tall buildings around Guangzhou in an effort to earn UNESCO World Heritage status. A Frank Lloyd Wright chair, purportedly stolen from Johnson Wax, was almost
sold on e-Bay. ( The Skyline.)
The burger ring. Your moment of
Olafur Eliasson rapping.