Grant Mandarino at ArtNet reads all those ArtForum Top 10 lists so you don’t have to. Sentence I wish I’d written: “Nobody dresses up the fecophiliac antics of young Italian aristocrats with quite the same sonority.” Awesome.
And: Jonathan Jones of the Guardian apologises to all the artists he’s insulted. Except Damien Hirst.
The art industrial average is in a coma: Sotheby’s Christie’s sales of contemporary art plummet 75 percent after the auction houses abandon price guarantees. (Arts Journal.)
“Look, to me it was white, beautiful white, and then the white was shrieking for the green, and the little triangle created a force field. People see very sexy things — dirty minds! — but to me sex is sex, and triangles are triangles.” — Carmen Herrera.