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Richard Prince Blog Watch: On Art and Murder

richard-prince-mailerOne of Richard Prince’s new year’s resolutions for 2014 must have been to blog more (or, in Prince-speak, “bird” more), because he’s been writing up a storm over on Birdtalk. The screed to which we turn our attention in this installment of Richard Prince Blog Watch begins as a rumination on Norman Mailer’s successful 1981 campaign to free confessed killer — and, in Mailer’s opinion, talented author — Jack Abbott, only have him stab a waiter to death six weeks after leaving prison (where he then returned for the remainder of his life). From here, Prince goes on to make some exceptionally lucid pronouncements about the comparative values of art and human life, concluding his musings in typically authoritative fashion. (more…)

Case Involving Richard Prince Painting, Michael Ovitz, and Perry Rubenstein Comes to NY Court

art-shipping-suitHong Kong corporation Art Advisory Limited filed suit yesterday in New York state court against Perry Rubenstein and his namesake Hollywood gallery, along with New York-based fine art shipping company Dietl International Services for the return of a painting by Richard Prince, which it claims it purchased and paid for. The suit claims among other things breach of contract, fraud, and conversion. (more…)

Richard Prince Blog Watch: He Hopes ARTINFO Dies, Claims “I Am the Fucking Art World”

richard-prince-shit-listIt’s been a little while since we recapped recent activities on Richard Prince’s Bird Talk blog, chiefly because he hadn’t posted in over a month — he seems to have been mulling over some serious stuff, judging by his Twitter feed. But then, on Friday, he let forth with a tirade titled “Shit List…” in which he blasts most of the major art publications including, once again, ARTINFO. However, uncharacteristically self-conscious about the negativity spewing forth from his fingertips, he opens with a list of recent exhibitions he has enjoyed. (more…)

Richard Prince Blog Watch: Richard Prince Rips Every Major Art Publication in 45 Words

richard-prince-blog-art-pubsWhen we last checked in on appropriation artist Richard Prince’s recent “birding” one month ago, he was praising the virtues of micro-blogging platform Tumblr — especially for its formal similarities to his own practice — but this month he has let loose on the art journalism world, blasting everyone from canonical print magazines to art news websites such as this one. (more…)

Richard Prince Blog Watch: Why Tumblr Is His Favorite Social Media Platform

richard-prince-blog-tumblrDuring our on again-off again monitoring of Richard Prince’s blogging birding activity, we’ve learned that he isn’t very fond of Twitter — even though he’s a prolific user of it — partly because he claims the idea for the micro-blogging site was stolen from him. But during a recent perusal of his blog Birdtalk we learned that he’s quite fond of Tumblr, partly because its appropriation-like reblogging function is very much in keeping with his own aesthetic tendencies. (more…)

The Five Feistiest Feline Artworks From “The Cat Show” at White Columns

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The summer’s most hotly anticipated exhibition in New York not devoted to Ken Price, James Turrell, or Paul McCarthy opened on June 13 at White Columns. Titled “The Cat Show,” it is a show of 130 works by more than 50 artists depicting cats in various media, styles, and moods — like Antonio Adams’s feline facsimiles of Whitney Houston, Laci Peterson, and Cayley Anthony (above). Though it’s nearly impossible to pick one favorite among all the irreverent cat art, the following five works beat out the rest by a whisker. (more…)

Richard Prince Blog Watch: Reviews of David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth’s New Chelsea Digs

richard-prince-blog-zwirner-hauserIt’s been more than six months since we last checked in on appropriation artist Richard Prince’s blog (er, “birdtalk“), but the man has been busy “birding” up a storm, addressing subjects as wide-ranging as which fruit is better suited to still life paintings — apples or oranges — his favorite New York City art space of the moment — Karma — and offering his opinions of two of the biggest and newest galleries in Chelsea: Hauser & Wirth’s converted roller-disco on West 18th Street and David Zwirner’s new building on West 20th Street. One of them is vastly superior, in Prince’s estimation. (more…)

Warhol Superstar Baby Jane Holzer Suing Lower East Side Dealer Stephan Stoyanov

baby-jane-holzer-lawsuitCollector “Baby” Jane Holzer, a one-time regular at Andy Warhol’s Factory studio, is suing Lower East Side dealer Stephan Stoyanov after a “like kind” artwork exchange involving works by Richard Prince, Mike Kelley, and Dan Colen, and transactions with Gagosian Gallery, went awry. (more…)

Ingvild Goetz to Sell 128 Works From Her Collection at Christie’s

Munich’s Goetz Collection will be a few Richard Princes and Christopher Wools light come the middle of February. Christie’s London announced on Tuesday that Germany’s largest art collection has consigned 128 artworks for the Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on February 13-14 and April 17. (more…)

Parsing Gagosian: The Six Best Quotes From NYMag’s Epic Profile of the Art World’s Richest Dealer

Larry Gagosian’s power might be waning (maybe), but the mystery surrounding the infamously press-shy dealer is as appealing as ever — particularly as he fights numerous of legal battles and faces almost a full stable of defecting artists. Eric Konigsburg published a lengthy, in-depth look into the life and career of the art world’s most dominant dealer in New York Magazine this weekend, which will appear in the January 28 print issue. (more…)