Yesterday, the Academy announced its nominations for the Oscars. Exciting news for the world of pop culture, less so perhaps for the art world, which is generally more curious about shows of a different kind—those that will be opening in Los Angeles’s galleries on Oscars weekend.
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There are many things to be excited about this Art Basel Miami Beach, but perhaps none as unusual and potentially delicious as the debut of Richard Prince’s Lemon Fizz Arizona drink at select venues around town. Where can you find this new drink? A flack offered us some assistance.
THE UPPER EAST SIDE ART SCENE sure is getting wild. Long the preserve of the staid and genteel (old masters, modern masters and the like), the neighborhood has recently been seeing more adventurous fare. Three gallery shows that exemplify the trend—and a fourth farther uptown—are of work by artists who share elements of the same profile: the bad-boy avant-gardist with machismo to spare, rebelling against aesthetic conventions, social norms or both.
It’s true. Richard Prince and Arizona have teamed up on a new drink. It is called Lemon Fizz, and according to Bevnet—”The Beverage Industry’s Source”—is “a slightly carbonated beverage that contains natural lemon flavor and is sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, honey, and sucralose.” Sounds delicious.
Interview just put up an interview with Richard Prince, conducted by Kim Gordon, guitarist and bassist for Sonic Youth, whose 2004 album “Sonic Nurse” used a Prince Nurse painting for its cover.
MONDAY, MAY 14
Screening: Andy Warhol’s Paul Swan at Light Industry
Light Industry will screen Andy Warhol’s 1965 two-reel film of dancer Paul Swan, who was 82 at the time and still performing at weekly salons. The film will be introduced by art historian Douglas Crimp. –Michael H. Miller
Light Industry, 155 Freeman, Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $7
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Richard Prince, Talia Chetrit and Mark Grotjahn are a few of the names you’ll see auctioned off at the White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction on Saturday. But this event, at the gallery’s space where the West Village meets the Meatpacking District.
The Art Newspaper has a think piece today by Laura Gilbert that ruminates on how American artists used to appropriate copyrighted material all the time, and how it seems like it isn’t done any more.
Richard Prince wasn’t alone last night when he walked into the Yale School of Art to give a lecture. The “Visiting Artist in Sculpture” was accompanied by photographer Gregory Crewdson, who teaches at Yale, and who invited the artist to speak to his students, according to art dealer and TV personality Bill Powers who was also in the audience.
Earlier today, man-about-town Bill Powers of Half Gallery tweeted an email he received from artist Richard Prince with the subject header, “U watch 60 min episode on art?” In the body of the email, Mr. Prince wrote, “no, but my mother did…” Though we’re sure Mr. Prince loves his mother, his email seems like a dig at Mr. Safer for being out of touch.