¡Art World Smackdown! William Powhida does a diving elbow drop on the New Museum.


See it at its most splendorous: LARGE. (Image courtesy of William Powhida.)

Brooklyn-based artist William Powhida takes down the New Museum‘s super cozy, highly-questionable relationships with some big-time collectors and gallerists in the upcoming cover of the November Brooklyn Rail. And C-Mon gets a passing mention for being “ethically outraged”!!! (In the future, Mr. Powhida, if you ever want to draw me, here’s what I look like. As you’ll see, I’ve got a much better rack than Tyler Green.)

Sorry I’m not in town for the NuMu pile-on (I’m working on cultivating a veritable constellation of bug bites here in Costa Rica), but you can read all about the brouhaha here, here, here and here. At posting time, I was waiting for the NY Times Artsbeat blog to get on the case. C’mon dudes: this is home turf. Come out swingin’!!

4 comments

  1. Jim Linderman

    Certainly plenty of cocktail glasses full of collusion being consumed. Is there a time limit on the use of the word “new” or can an institution use it like a box of Cheer? To me, this reads like old. Old money.

  2. GP

    “flying”
    as in from the top rope jimmy superfly snuka gave him a “flying” elbow drop.

    The AW needs it…