Posts Tagged: Shepard Fairey

Quote of the Day: Tim Blum

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“There’s a whole Deitch camp that are probably rolling on the floor gnashing their teeth.” —Tim Blum of Blum & Poe Blum’s comment, referring to “a certain sect of middlebrow… More ›

Google, the Instant Art Critic

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Critical Theory has a funny post on how Google’s auto-complete feature critiques the philosophers. I tried their gimmick with some contemporary artists. Just type an artist’s name into a… More ›

MOCA the Likeable

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Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that donations of art to MOCA have not, as doomsayers feared, fallen off a cliff. Here’s another positive indicator: MOCA is the city’s most liked… More ›

Street Art Comes to Springfield

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It’s reported that the new season of The Simpsons will include voices by Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and Robbie Conal—apparently, yet another cultural reverberation of MOCA’s… More ›

When Art Is Illegal

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MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” is generating controversy on the theme of art and crime: Should a museum “glorify” criminal activity? It’s not entirely academic. At… More ›

“Art in the Streets” at MOCA

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MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” is accessible in the best sense of the word. If you’re thinking that a graffiti show will be “dumbed-down”… banish the thought…. More ›

Narcissism & Bad Poetry at the Getty Villa

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Has any contemporary show not sponsored by Chanel gotten worse buzz than Jim Dine at the Getty Villa? It has yet to open, and already the New York Times is printing a searing letter from Christine… More ›