Best. Gallery. Name. Ever
Art? Or Not Art? (Answers posted 1.6.12)
Black is the New Black. Again
A Bloggers' Guide to Art Miami
This year's roundup is not so much a best and worst of--though I do have a few superlatives to bestow--but a chance to connect the dots, note unusual installations, make a few observations, and (finally) wrap the whole thing up for another year.
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Without John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage to serve up their creepy images of big-bosomed naked women, the objects of our attention this year were just about all male.
I'm one of those annoying former smokers who thinks no one should light up within 100 feet of another human being (especially me), but I find these images sexy beyond all logic.
Last year for the Art or Trash post I got an indignant comment (anonymous, of course) that said in part, "You and your following of Art Moms probably enjoy this sort of conservative "debate" ...but really only a complete idiot would suggest Cady Noland's work might be confused with artless trash. Congratulations on involving the Internet in your personal insecurity and lack of intellectual curiosity."
Well, Anon, I hope you have enjoyed this year's installment of my "personal insecurity" just as much. Noland's beer-can installation is in it again this year, because it's still up at Rubell and it just went so well with pop-top cardigan. That bud's for you. And for the record, I have no children.
That I know of.