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Posts Tagged ‘Frieze Art Fair’

Up The Rams!

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 24, 2010

Our favourite footballer turned artist – Derby County’s Stephen Bywater and his erotic art installation that he placed in his back garden. This is what should be in the Frieze Sculpture Park!

“He says it is his artwork but we just want him to take it down”.

Isn’t that what Larry says about Dan Colen?

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Posted by cathedralofshit on December 26, 2009

Christmas is over, and we at CoS are all very well rested and full to bursting with Christmas fayre.

So, final votes in….. here we go.

Most Ridiculous Idea For An Exhibition
And the nominees are:
POP LIFE
THE RUSSIAN LINESMAN
ANYTHING INVOLVING TOM MORTON
DAMIEN HIRST IN THE WALLACE COLLECTION

    And the winner is… DAMIEN HIRST. Of course.

Most Ludicrous Use Of Production Funds
The nominees:
MONIKA SOSNOWSKA AT FRIEZE
DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER
EVERYTHING CONRAD SHAWCROSS HAS EVER MADE
ANISH KAPOOR AT THE RA
ANTHONY GORMLEY’S FOURTH PLINTH

    And the winner iiiiiis – GORMLEY. Need we explain?

Most Tiresome Self-Promoter
No nominees, just…..

    HANNAH BARRY. It just shows what you can do with a premium PR background.

Best Art Blog

SCENE AND HERD
ART FAG CITY
ANITA’S ‘ART’ BLOG
BRIAN SHOLIS
CATHEDRAL OF SHIT!

Winner: ANITA. We can never compete with such a high profile line up; Madonna, Stormin’ Norman Rosenthal, Nick Serota, Jon Bon Jovi, err, Graham Hudson, David Blandy and Max Wigram. So the extremes of the art celebrity scale then.

Here’s some reminders of her brilliance for your viewing pleasure.


The “Really? Is That Actually Good?! You Rate That? Huh.” Award to An Artist

KARLA BLACK
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP
CHARLES AVERY
KATJA STRUNZ
JOSH SMITH

Winner? All of them, in their own special way.

Moodiest Gallerist

NICKY VERBER
TOBY WEBSTER
ROB TUFNELL
MARTIN MCGOWAN

    Interesting, No women in there. Can you think of any moody women gallerists? Answers on a postcard (or comment, whichever you prefer). Oh, these lot, who’s won you say? God I’m bored of this. They can all win, miserable bastards.

and finally, the Cathedral Of Shit Award for the Person We’d Most Like To Just Change Career or Disappear Entirely As They Don’t Even Serve Us As An Object Of Mockery.

    GORMLEY/QUINN/TAYLOR-WOOD/HIRST/EMIN.


Special Mention for 2009 goes to SARAH THORNTON. For being special and talented.

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Frieze Newze

Posted by cathedralofshit on October 14, 2009

The countdown to London’s busiest art week has commenced. We’ve just got into the fair with our jazzy stolen VIVIVIP card. Result.

Some news….
Galleries are playing a strong hand as many hope Frieze Art Fair’s takings will bump up gallery coffers again. Stands look strong so far with bold pieces by the gallery’s best artists.
We’ll be on the scout for the real stonkers, doing our best to highlight shocking works.

Oh no! We’ve already spied Sarah Thornton. I wonder if she’s writing an expose for the press on something we already all know about?

Mike Bouchet has been victim of gravity once again. After his house sank in Venice, it seems he had similar problems with the tonnes of metal chain in his piece at Parisa Kind. For now the floor seems to be holding up…

The Americans seem to be back. We’ve spotted a few walzing about, including *CELEB WATCH* Gwyneth Paltrow.

More updates later as people get drunk and tell me more…

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Art Review’s booze review

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 24, 2009

Art Review have been allowed to return to the Dover Street Arts Club for their Frieze party despite the Sodom and Gomorrah type levels of excess last year when the management tried (in vain) to argue that too much alcohol had been ordered in per person.

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