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The Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival in 2012 kicked off a nationwide tour and a flurry of excitement from pet owners, cat enthusiasts, and cultural critics far and wide. Now, Coffee House Press is looking to bring together the various thoughts about cat videos and their impact on art and culture through a new book titled “Cat is Art Spelled Wrong.” In collaboration with the Walker Art Center, Coffee House Press marketing director Caroline Casey and publisher Chris Fischbach have started a Kickstarter campaign called Catstarter to fund the project. (more…)
As New York-based graffiti duo Mint&Serf (aka the Mirf) get set to release the seventh edition of their Special Graffiti Unit (SGU) limited edition newsprint, they’re also busy preparing to open a photography exhibition called “Never Too Young, which will run concurrently at TriBeCa’s No Romance Galleries today through September 7. Produced alongside Good Peoples, the exhibition, carefully curated by Mint&Serf, will showcase the work of emerging photographers PJ Monte, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jiminez (aka Slutlust), and Harry McNally — all of whom are featured in the newest issue of SGU. (more…)
It looks as if the sun is finally setting on an autonomous Corcoran Gallery of Art. Yesterday, DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the institution’s merger with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art. The ruling “effectively dissolved the Corcoran as an independent entity,” Okun wrote in a statement. The final ruling, which came to 49 pages, included several other important details about the Corcoran’s fate. The Washington Business Journal’s Rebecca Cooper has rounded up five noteworthy findings that deserve mention. (more…)
Street art star Shepard Fairey is hard at work on a new mural at 161 Bowery in Manhattan, reports Bowery Boogie. When completed, the piece will be 30 feet by 40 feet and will be his third Bowery mural to date. The others are his 2010 Houston Street painting — which was vandalized — and a painting in 2011 at 213 Bowery and Rivington Street, which still stands. The 161 Bowery mural is organized by OBEY GIANT ART, Caspi Development, and the Little Italy Merchants’ Association. (more…)
Checklist: Delaware Art Museum Plans Additional Sales, 5Pointz Towers to Have Graffiti Wall, and More
— Delaware Art Museum to Sell More Works: After its formal sanctioning by the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Delaware Art Museum is, yet again, planning more sales from its collection. The New York Times reports that the next artworks to hit the auction block will be Winslow Homer’s “Milking Time” (1875), to go on sale at Sotheby’s in the fall, and the second is an Alexander Calder’s mobile titled “The Black Crescent.” Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and president of the museum directors group, told the New York Times, “They’re just cherry-picking the best things in the hopes they get to where they need to be. If, as with the Holman Hunt, they fall flat on their face, it’s going to be a double tragedy.” [NYT] (more…)
Following uproar over Cai Guo-Qiang’s controversial artwork for the opening of the Aspen Art Museum, titled “Moving Ghost Town,” which features live African Sulcata tortoises carrying mounted iPads on their shells that stream video footage from three local ghost towns, the Aspen Art Museum and Turtle Conservancy have responded with official statements. The artwork angered animal rights activists who created a petition, spearheaded by Aspen resident Lisabeth Oden, gathering over 400 signatures.
This Sunday, August 10, the Watermill Center will open its grounds to the public for a chance to see the installations and performances of the 21st annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, “One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade,” in addition to some pieces not seen at July’s benefit. Discover Watermill Day will feature 27 site-specific artworks and performances, including Robert Wilson’s 23 video works, “Portraits of Lady Gaga,” on view at the institution through September 14. (more…)
A few weeks back, comic artist Chris Eliopoulos spotted something familiar in a series of new paintings by artist Jerry Kearns, on view in his exhibition “RRRGGHH!!!” at Mike Weiss Gallery: his own artwork. Eliopoulos, who, until the opening of the show, was unaware that his work had been appropriated by Kearns, took to Twitter to claim that fonts he created and owned had be stolen. (more…)