Blog Profile / Art Fag City

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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Gentrification, Income Inequality and Donald Trump Baby Turds

8 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

In this episode of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk about the 450 million dollar Leonardo Da Vinci of disputed authenticity and the Boyle Heights activists who follow artist Laura Owen's from L.A. to New York to protest her non-profit 365 Mission while she visited The Whitney. Show More Summary

The AFC Paddle8 Auction Launches!

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Charity auctions are a great way to acquire art while supporting the arts organizations you love. So, if you've listened to our new podcast, "Explain Me" hosted by yours truly (Paddy Johnson) and artist William Powhida, or would like...Show More Summary

Explain Me with Kenny Schachter: How Trumpian is the Art World?

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and I talk to Kenny Schachter about the art world and it's problem with truth. In addition to a bunch of talk about the upper tier—Schachter's speciality—we grill him on the troubles of the middle tier, which he mostly describes as cyclical and thus not as bad as they seem. Show More Summary

Opera Virtuoso Hasn’t Yet Recovered from Schroom Trip

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

The only thing online opera star (and AFC benefit host) Joseph Keckler needs to complete his persona is a massive following of rabid internet followers he can manipulate for his own evil ends. Today, he came one step closer to achieving AFC's goal for the performer by releasing a sequel to "Shroom Aria" called "Strangers from the Internet". Show More Summary

The New “Explain Me”s: Monsters and Monstahs in the House

last monthArts : Art Fag City

The new Explain Me podcasts have dropped! This week William Powhida and I did more than we anticipated, so there are two podcasts. The first is a discussion with L.A.Times Staff Writer Carolina A. Miranda (also known as @cmonstah onShow More Summary

A Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces (DC Edition) Launches This Thursday!

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Thursday, October 5th 6-8 PM Washington Project for the Arts 2124 8th St NW Which 30-year-old DC art space got its start by petitioning Mayor Walter Washington to take over a room filled with broken parking meters Which nonprofit gallery...Show More Summary

Introducing “Explain Me”, a Podcast with Paddy Johnson and William Powhida

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Good evening! Hello! I started a podcast with artist William Powhida! You read that right. This right here is the inaugural episode of "Explain Me", an art podcast that talks about the latest art news and exhibitions through the lens of politics, money and the moral of responsibility of artists. Show More Summary

Catbox Contemporary: It Looks Different in Person

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The idea for Catbox Contemporary had been percolating for years. Founder and artist Philip Hinge hatched the idea of starting a miniature gallery just after he finished grad school at VCU in 2014. The plan was to launch exhibitions inside one of two kitty apartments in his cat tree. Show More Summary

The Backyard Biennial: A Biennial Run on Zero Dollars

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

With the news that Documenta14 director Adam Szymczyk has led the massive 50-million dollar budget quinquennial into more than 8 million dollars of debt, it may be heartening to hear that there are other similarly named events that have managed to stay well under budget. Show More Summary

Limited Posting Resumes Next Week

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

It's 85 degrees out right now, but we might as well admit it's not summer any more. All of which is to say, it's time to get back to work. As such, we'll be resuming limited posting next week. By that I mean you can expect the blog to...Show More Summary

Posting Notice: The Long Days of Summer

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

We're taking a short break for the month of August so we can plan for the new season. We've got a lot up our sleeves and we can't wait to tell you about it. Look for us in September for some big announcements. See you then!

GIF of the Day: TAN MOM!

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Watching the heinous dumpster fire that is the American news these days, sometimes it's nice to reminisce about a more innocently crispy orange-faced villain from the news cycle's simpler times. Remember Patricia Krentil, a.k.a Tan Mom?...Show More Summary

L.A. Art Diary: The Final Entry

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

In his final L.A. Art Diary post, Michael Anthony Farley explains why he can't live in Los Angeles, even though everyone else is these days.

Monday Links: Donald Trump is a Terrible Artist

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Donald Trump, who has the drawing ability of a seven year old, produced a drawing of the New York City Skyline that sold for close to $30,000. It was originally made for a charity event in 2005. The drawing is without a doubt the worst presidential drawing we’ve ever seen, and possibly the worst drawing by an adult. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Alaska Bear Cam!

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Let's not sugarcoat this week—the news has been terrible from start to finish, even though the Democrats have had some victories. So let's take a break and spend some time with the beloved bear cam before Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, pulls the plug on this too.

Friday Links: Everyone Has Money Problems

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Probably the most salacious news broke late yesterday and has nothing to do with art. Trump's new Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, called up the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, talked about killing leakers, firing his entire department to get the leakers, and described Steve Bannon, the White House's Chief Strategist, as a cock sucker. Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Lorna Mills

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Congratulations to Lorna Mills for having her gif featured on Wonkette and captioned appropriately, "Clusterfuckery. Heinous clusterfuckery most foul." Hard to imagine a more fitting GIF for the political stories as of late, though I wish this one involved just a tad more ass fucking. Then it would be perfect.

Thursday Links: Let’s Talk About Butter Sculptures

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

Photographer Paul Raftery has documented the bizarre architecture of Kazakhstan’s post-Soviet capital Astana. The city looks like a weird low budget sci-fi show’s CGI landscapes brought to life. [ Dezeen ] BienalSur, a new biennial organized...Show More Summary

NSFW GIF of the Day: Dick Riding a Bike

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

This is a GIF of a guy in a dick costume riding a bicycle. I'm not sure there's much to say about this beyond the fact that the dick is pedalling with its scrotum. Cue the "Cremaster Cycle" jokes.

Highlights From The Marciano Collection

4 months agoArts : Art Fag City

The Marciano Art Foundation has been the biggest pleasant surprise of 2017. As I've mentioned on the blog before, the new museum, funded by the GUESS Jeans fortune, delivers big-time with site-specific special projects from Jim Shaw and Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch. Show More Summary

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