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What a lineup though.
sehnsucht-weltschmerz replied to your post: I was there last year and someone did a piece where they rented three planes with streamers behind them. The streamers read something to the effect of “We’re rich” “We do what we want” “Blah blah blah blah” and I thought that was pretty funny.
So hey! Big announcement! The Ditko! Zine Library will hosting its first ever small press / zine / comics festival this coming February at the Silent Barn. More details to come, but follow http://paperjamfest.tumblr.com/ for more updates and information about our exhibitors.
Flyer by: Paige K. Bradley
I said I wasn’t going to post anymore pages from my book “QCHQ”, but im not even my real dad. i cant tell me what to do
derekbourcier responded to your post: It was a trip to watch an old rich lady buy a Ray Pettibon drawing, even the cliche’ of like where it should go in the house… It was gross at first but then I thought- “well, he has put in his time & why shouldn’t he make a good living from art”?
I think all hard working, creative artists deserve to make a decent living. It’s more so the room full of aristocratic/socialite dullards waiting in line to spend half a million on a Koons that gets to me.
It’s not like Art Basel Miami Beach is an isolated situation. It’s just a representation of the art market, and with that, the neo-western-capitalist market many of us live in.
One thing that struck me from the ABMB coverage was Meg Webster’s “Food Stamp Table”. It really got to me, and got me thinking.
As Artfcity noted (and criticized): “The work comprises a daily variation on what you can get for the current food stamp ration, laid out on a Communist-Minimal wooden table. Today for $4.60, Paula Cooper will present one can of Campbell’s soup, one egg, one head of broccoli, and one pack of Ramen noodles. As an artwork, one meal is being sold for $12,000 as an edition of one.”
Yes, her piece was successful in that it made me angry, which then made me think about why I was angry, which made me think about the piece. It’s a slap in the face as a piece of art, which may warrant a nod from some. Perhaps the artist will donate their earnings to a charity, like a food drive of some sort as a kind of final statement. Now that would be cool. But otherwise, fuck that, and everything else about it!
Art can fluctuate in that it can be both a positive and negative force, so it’s not always necessary to take its side, I guess.
Dendy New Reality magazine.
lol this is what my cat is named after
also on my mind: cannibalism
anyone else slightly disgusted by the reports of Art Basel Miami Beach essentially being a “feeding frenzy" of over-priced ‘fine art’ for the rich/elite? (and everything else i’ve read about it seems generally horrifying)… was anyone there? please tell me there was some non-basel related counter-art/protests … or at least some snarky graffiti
Here’s sum updates:
1. We’re now carrying GUT FEELINGS by Leah Wishnia, and it looks great on that table cloth
2. SOLD OUT of Tuna Massage, Keep Fresh, and Hot Dog Beach #1. I’m never gonna reprint Tuna Massage, so….. fuck you
3. No more sticker packs for sale because no one buys them. Now you get some for free with every order!
A bunch of zines came in the mail today! Wonderful envelope drawing by Lale Westvind.
Leah Wishnia’s Gut Feelings
and a bunch of stuff from Lale Westvind