Category Archives: Art

A B Sea Posters now for sale!

Remember that fantastic A B Sea poster I blogged about a few months ago? Well thanks to popular demand, James Mattison has now created the poster for his store and you can get it here!

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Irma Gruenholz’s Clay Illustrations

Irma Gruenholz creates these amazing illustrations out of clay. According to her website, she loves exploring the possibilities of different elements and textures.

{from Beautiful/Decay}

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New York City Polaroid Project

I love New York and I love Polaroids. This is exactly what it sounds like: some guy took a bunch of pictures of New York. Go look: NYCPP.

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I’d paint in Ferragmos too

Reproductions of Andy Warhol’s paint-flecked Ferragamos are now available at the Fifth Ave store. I think this is kind of silly, but I’m also a completely cliche and completely devoted Warhol fan.

From Stephen Heyman at the T Magazine Blog.

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Taking the Piss

I’m somewhat obsession prone, and two of my obsessions are The Economist and Marcel Duchamp. Naturally I was pleased to see this column about his most famous work, “The Fountain”, on The Economist’s website today. Duchamp’s original Fountain was lost and probably destroyed, but the artist later reproduced a signed edition of the work, now all owned by museums and collectors. Recently, several more Fountains have appeared, supposedly authentic but without Dumchamp’s signature. I find this question of authenticity particularly interesting and amusing because the ready-made already deals with issues of authorship, originality, and the relationship between an artwork’s idea and the physical object. I agree with The Economist’s conclusion about Duchamp’s possible reaction to this scandal:

“Duchamp’s relationship to commerce was not naive. Although he preferred to give away his work rather than sell it, he made a living as an art dealer for many            years. Duchamp was also an able chess player who could think a good few moves ahead. One wonders whether the Dada master, who challenged the notion of the authentic artwork, might not be amused by the way these questionable “Fountains” muddy the waters of his current market. ‘My production,’ he once said, ‘has no right to be speculated upon.'”

Read the full article at The Economist.

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