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A Flood of Marks at the Insider Art Fair

Want a pre-emptive vaccine against fair fatigue? Read this pitch-perfect “press release” for the Mark Flood exhibition “The Insider Art Fair,” which spotlights “top ten trending artists,” all of whom happen to be … Mark Flood. The piss-taking is fairly benevolent (and commendable for the way it nails both “gallery language” and the buzzy tone of email blasts sent to angle-hungry journalists) and it’s also worth digging through to guess who the various Flood alter egos are modeled on. We’ve picked out Olafur Eliasson and have strong hunches regarding Marcel Dzama, Barbara Kruger (or perhaps Jenny Holzer?), and Gregory Crewdson.


You Can Buy One of Mark Flood’s Miami Beach “LIKE” Signs Online

During Art Basel Miami Beach earlier this month, artist Mark Flood staged an impromptu exhibition in a hotel room at the Deauville, filling it with lace paintings and signs blaring the word “LIKE” in capital letters. Visitors were encouraged to take the signs as they pleased — some were signed by the artist, others were not — and leave them lying around fairs, parties, and hotels. Bummed you didn’t get your hands on one? Now you can! (more…)

Mark Flood Installs Ad-Hoc Exhibition in Miami Hotel Room [UPDATED]

Artist Mark Flood has a solo exhibition currently on view in Miami Beach — but you can only see it if you have a key. The notorious trickster has installed seven new lace paintings in Suite 845 of the Deauville Beach Resort, where the NADA Art Fair opened today on the ground floor. The mini-show has not been publicized and visitors can only see it if they are accompanied by a staffer from Zach Feuer Gallery, which is participating in the fair downstairs. (more…)

Mark Flood Becomes Latest Artist To Grace Tribeca’s Tiny Home Alone Gallery

Home Alone, the walk-in closet-sized Franklin Street gallery whose name was inspired by the record-setting copy of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — which goes on view today at MoMA — and its likeness to Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone,” is currently host to a comic installation by the irreverent and resurgent art star Mark Flood. (more…)

ARTINFO Itinerary, October 3-7: What Art Events to See in NYC This Week

To help our readers pick a path through the vertigo-inducing maze of events each week, ARTINFO offers a few choice selections. This week is dominated by Chelsea exhibitions, so perhaps you can enjoy the days of fall sweater weather and stroll down the High Line on your way. Happy trails! (Click here for more event listings.)

Mark Flood Preparing Exhibition of Black Light Paintings in Bushwick Basement Gallery

For those of you keeping score, Mark Flood is winning the fall. A survey of his work from the 1980s at Upper East Side gallery Luxembourg & Dayan — one with a terrific press release and flyer — wrapped up earlier this month; his new show “ARTSTAR” at Zach Feuer is one of the hits of the Chelsea season — freeing him up, as he told ARTINFO, to work on his next project: “I’m trying to develop a form of propaganda that will cure world hunger.” Now, to cap it all off, he’s planning an exhibition of Ultraviolet paintings at the new Brooklyn gallery Grimm Schultz Gallery. (more…)

And This Week’s Prize for “Best Exhibition Flyer and Press Release” Goes to Mark Flood

Every so often a press release comes along that is so gripping both in its imagery and language that we can’t look away, and this week none was more marking than the flyer for Mark Flood’s upcoming exhibition at Luxembourg & Dayan in New York, and the epic accompanying description of the show. That the exhibition — focused on Flood’s work from the 1980s — is titled “The Hateful Years” (July 18-September 12) only adds to this e-artifact’s appeal. (more…)