Thursday, October 28, 2010

Otto Piene's Party Room, Duchamp and a Martini, Alec Soth, etc. [Collected]

Dan Flavin, untitled (to Barry, Mike, Chuck and Leonard), 1972-1975, at Paula Cooper, closing Saturday, October 30. Yellow and pink fluorescent light, 8 ft. x 8 ft., installed in a corridor. Photo: 16 Miles

  • Photographs of after-hours events at Minneapolis's Walker Art Center, including a 1967 Otto Piene–designed "Party Room" and Marcel Duchamp, martini in hand, spinning his Bicycle Wheel in 1965. [Walker Art Center]

  • "That evening, I developed the film, and the vision exploded behind my eyes." – Hiroshi Sugimoto, discussing his long-exposure photographs of theaters. [Ms. Jen Bekman]
  • Alec Soth's telephone number, email address, and home address are printed on the cover of his Walker exhibition catalogue. [Ocular Octopus]
  • In other Alec Soth news, the photographer is blogging about photos people submit to him on Flickr. [Walker Art Center]
  • A chat with Berlin-based duo AIDS-3D on their upcoming shows and being victims of cyber-squatting. [Art 21]

  • Why are there holes in that sculpture? The Smithsonian's intrepid art expert, Joan of Art, explains. [Eye Level]
  • For those that miss out on the $10–15 million Rothko at Christie's next month, a $2,500–3,500 Liz Deschenes up for auction looks almost as nice. []
  • This bag contains a gun, a bomb, a very large knife and loads of drugs. [Amy Goodwin]

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