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Big Guns…

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 27, 2011

This from Art Newspaper…

Anita goes nuclear on her Finnish retreat
Published online 27 Jul 11
The London-based energetic art patronne and collector Anita Zabludowicz is expanding her empire with plans to open an “art park” on the remote island of Sarvisalo one hour east of Helsinki. Zabludowicz and her Finnish husband Poju will show works from their contemporary collection on the eleven sq. mile chunk of land, commissioning artists James Ireland and Richard Woods to create public art for this Finnish idyll. But the most intriguing project taking shape on Sarvisalo must be the humongous concrete nuclear bunker conceived by Matthew Day Jackon, star of Hauser & Wirth’s current London show (Savile Row, until 30 July). This apocalyptic art makes us think, however, that Anita knows something about world events that we don’t…

Well, her father in-law is an arms dealer so maybe she’s getting some info straight from the horses mouth? Batten down the hatches everyone, and build your own art bunker… I want Anish Mittal to make mine!

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Oh Amy Amy Amy.

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 25, 2011

After a sad weekend, CoS have been catching up on Amy Winehouse tributes. We’re off up to Camden later to lay some flowers and grieve communally.
But how is the young art community dealing with the loss of a young life? Well, Degreeart.com, tagline “Invest In the Artists of the Future” are running this feature, in no way trying to cash in from her death (Amy Amy Amy Andrea Tyrimos, 780.00 GBP, 40 x 52 cm).

You see, Degree Art are a company (based in Vyner Street, natch) and nothing to do with, as you might expect from their company name, supporting young artists straight from college. They’ve tied up their licensing terms PRETTY tightly.

“By submitting any material to us, you automatically grant DegreeArt.com the royalty-free, perpetual, exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also acknowledge that DegreeArt.com is not obliged to publish any material submitted by you on any DegreeArt.com publication.

In certain circumstances DegreeArt.com may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.”

And here they are – what a fine bunch…

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Bankruptsky

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 24, 2011

There are rumours abound that Banksy nearly made it onto the the Turner Prize shortlist last year. Either way this problem with vandalism doesn’t appear to be going away despite the endorsement of our Prime Minister who gifted the President of America a print by Ben Eine (Barak gave him a Ed Ruscha in return) and Islington Borough Council who have been granting planning consent for graffiti, both of which should have been the kiss of death.
Yesterday we spied a well spoken young man showing some Americans the terrible yet wonderful problems we are faced with. More here: http://www.londongraffititours.com

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LMFAO

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 22, 2011

Lauren Bennett, X Factor failure, former member of the Paradiso Girls (pic below: styled, we believe, by Jake Chapman), and now model, dancer and session singer for the likes of will.i.am, Ce Lo Green and LMFAO (with whom she topped every record sales chart in the uncivilized world) is also a very talented ARTIST.

We look forward to seeing her show at Alison Jacques shortly.

(Is it just me or is the milk carton painting not that bad? Okay, just me.)

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(Do) Communists Like Us?

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 14, 2011

From a reader:

So, sometimes when you go on the Otolith Group website an internet page instantly pops up that is from some kind of Russian financial web-group

If you look in the URL it even says Otolith group…

Are they are getting secret funding from some kind of ex KGB faux Communist groups? Furthermore,the Otoliths do have a piece of work called “Communists like us” which is available for sale as a limited edition!
Oh how Communist of you, you blithering bourgeois intellectuals…what WOULD Badiou have to say about that?!!?!?!

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Fever Party

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 7, 2011

Great to see that Boris Johnson’s hopelessly over-qualified cultural adviser Munira “hind leg off a donkey” Mirza has been given a 50% pay rise.

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