Sometimes, life just isn’t fair…

Lawsuit Describes ‘Blacklist’ for Collectors of Marlene Dumas – NYTimes.com. This seems to me to be a case of simple betterthanyouism. The artists (and gallerists) see themselves as preserving the public good, encouraging collectors to hold onto artworks and eventually donate them to Museums. The collectors see themselves as, well, collectors. And like any other […]

Government-Sponsored Graffiti? It’s not graffiti anymore.

Caracas Journal – Artists Embellish Walls With Political Visions – NYTimes.com. …the government… supports Mr. Zerpa’s creations and the work of many other street artists, and is increasingly making them a central element of its promotion of a state ideology. Government-financed brigades of graffiti artists and muralists are blanketing this city’s walls with politicized images, […]

The Toxic Side of Being, Literally, Green

Via the NYT, Design – The Toxic Side of Being, Literally, Green re-published, or re-presented, or whatever from the International Herald Tribune. I had no idea that ‘greenwashing’ (as a term) had been around for so long—almost 25 years—and was interested to read of the history of green pigments and green in culture. Good times. Also, […]