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Post #905 • November 10, 2006, 11:33 AM • 6 Comments

News to me: Cleophas and His Own.

"No matter what anyone says, fashion at this level is a business that happens to include some artistic expression, not the other way around. But after hearing the speakers and walking through the galleries on Friday, I found I couldn't work up any outrage." HubArts reviews the fashion show at the MFA so I don't have to.

The important thing is to learn something from the process. Let's Paint, Exercise, and Make Blended Drinks TV! Warning: foul language on audio. (Waxy)

"'Come join the cultured,' they are saying. 'You will learn to appreciate the fine things in life and eat with your mouth closed, dress nicely and teach you[r] kids not to steal.'" Grayson Perry. (AJ)

"If these pictures don't enthrall you, and make you weigh a trans-Atlantic lark, then no art will." Michael Kimmelman finally gets in front of paintings made before 1700 without his brain turning off.

"Don't miss it," says Roberta Smith about the Cleveland show at the Frick. Yes Ma'am. Might as well hit Ron Mueck in Brooklyn while we're at it.

Impressionist works side-by-side with their source photographs. (Reddit)

Greg Allen provides an insider's look at the auction room in the form of an amusing etiquette guide.

Update: the Bruce Lee of Scambaiters gets some more free sculpture.

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1.

AF

November 10, 2006, 2:12 PM

Interesting article on MFA fashion show. I suppose these kinds of shows get people in the door and get those attendence numbers inflated - always useful when looking for funding and more names to add to your list of donors.
The art world gets more and more like the pop music industry every day - junk food for the mind.

2.

Art

November 10, 2006, 5:14 PM

Interesting site, just sort of stumbled upon it.

I'm very impressed with your personal works. I noticed you're from Dallas, Texas -- any chance I can find your work locally?

3.

Franklin

November 10, 2006, 5:34 PM

Not locally to Dallas. Gallery affiliations are listed on my site.

4.

ahab

November 10, 2006, 9:29 PM

You can be sure the scammer that was conned into sending original carvings did not take a loss by doing the works himself but coerced some local sculptor - poor sucker.

5.

A1

November 10, 2006, 10:56 PM

Is that dog sculpture a Koons ?
If Schiele was around he could make some nice up-skirt drawings at the fashion show!

6.

Caleb

November 13, 2006, 10:17 AM

I understand that the pictures are old.

But the baby thing just doesn't strike me as....something relatively close to interesting.

But then again if all art was meant to appeal to the masses, there would be no art.

The photograph/portraits are very nice though.

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