Category Archives: Art for Art’s Sake

In Defense of the Gates

While my esteemed Glassdog co-conspirator was quick to do what people of our generation are prone to do with anything – crush it and dismiss it as worthless so they do not run the risk of being judged as having … Continue reading

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Behold The Saffron Gates

The latest Christo massive endeavor unfurled today in Central Park. Christo, who is to public art what the Three Tenors are to classical music and what Up With People is to homoerotic dinner theater, describes the piece as a “visual … Continue reading

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Potternomics

The sixth book from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Piles of Filthy Luchre,” will be available on July 16, 2005 simultaneously around the world, it was announced today. You can pre-order your copy right now from … Continue reading

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Whooooo are you? Ooh, ooh! Ooh, ooh!

The Status Project is the work of British artists Heath Bunting and Kayle Brandon. The web site is just a piece of a larger work examining legal status of individuals in a post-9/11 world. Frankly, the government would rather they … Continue reading

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Vote For Prizes

So a sense of civic duty and love of the Bill of Rights isn’t enough to get you off your sweet patootie and to the polls? I mean, I know you love to cyber with xxsexylbeestee342 and all, but isn’t … Continue reading

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Sample behavior

NWA took a 1.5 second, three-note sample from Funkadelic’s “GetOff Your Ass and Jam,” remixed it into an unrecognizable version of itself and inserted it in their song, “100 Miles and Runnin’.” They did not pay it, figuring a 1.5 … Continue reading

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That’s no lady…

Banksy, a guerilla artist who’s snuck his work into the Tate and created some of London’s most famous grafitti has unveiled a statue of justice as a lady of the evening at Clerkenwell Green. It shows the figure of justice … Continue reading

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The Justin Dance

Just because.

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Pixel painter pleads for payment

To honor the 50th anniversary of the pixel, Vienna artist Claude Bosset is offering “Pixel,” a 60cm x60cm blue square on a 100cm x 140cm canvas. Yes, it’s a blue square. But try to get into the symbolism here: “The … Continue reading

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Sex sells

A letter from prudish Irish writer James Joyce to his wife, in which he calls her a “wild-eyed whore” was bought by an anonymous bidder for £240,800, setting a new record for a 2oth Century autographed letter. Joyce’s “ungovernable lust” … Continue reading

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