41 New York Art Types to Follow on Twitter

@K8Hardy. (Courtesy PMC)

Though it has long been a venue for artists, writers, curators and art watchers to converse, debate and, of course, self promote, Twitter seems to have become increasingly popular with the denizens of New York’s art industry over the past year. Major curators, like High Line Art’s director and curator, Cecilia Alemani, and MoMA PS1’s director, Klaus Biesenbach, have taken to the popular service, along with leading artists, like Raymond Pettibon and Richard Prince (who called Times art critic Ken Johnson a “hack” in a tweet last week). Read More

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Klaus Biesenbach: A ‘Truffle Hound’ in the Twitterverse

"alanna heiss and i photographed by araki in winter 1997" Courtesy @KlausBiesenbach

In the new issue of Bookforum, Choire Sicha takes on the issue of the rise of celebrity in the tony worlds of art and literature, in particular the boom in renown of “cultural truffle hounds,” people like Klaus Biesenbach, chief curator at large of MoMA and director of MoMA PS1, whose job it is to find and bring to our attention great cultural treasure.

The “quality celebrity” is one, according to Mr. Sicha, like James Franco and Antony Hegarty, who has both recognition and is considered an artist. Then there are those who are great at both and operate in a way somewhat akin to journalists, like Moby. But then there are those whose donning of the journalistic-beat makes us slightly uncomfortable because of their position. Enter @Klausbiesenbach. Read More

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More Rupert Murdoch Art World Witticisms Via Twitter


Today in Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter news, the jowly owner of The Wall Street Journal offers some free advertising to Kelly Crow’s article on the growing Chinese art market:

“Art market ablaze. See WSJ today on China, and eleven simultaneous Damien Hirst shows in Gargosian galleries. Flight from cash?”

Someone call 911, because this art market is on fire! (Really sorry about that one, reader.) Read More