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Posts Tagged ‘Marc Quinn’

Out Of O(ri)fice Autoreply

Posted by cathedralofshit on August 6, 2010

We’ve got that Friday Feeling as copyrighted by the Cadbury’s ‘Crunchie’. The CoS office is like a carnival. There’s dancing and the potentially hazardous over-consumption of Malibu and pineapple juice before the lunching hour.
As the art world breaks up for the summer, off to sunnier climes, CoS are backpacking together in Thailand for a few weeks, retracing the route Leo DiCaprio took in The Beach.

By the time we return, before we’ve had a chance to get over our summer romances and gut-rot, cuts to the arts in the UK may be so severe we’ll be forced to possibly all get a proper job.
In a commercial gallery or something.

We leave you with some random top of the pops since the beginning of 2010.

Best/worst artists:
Alice Neel – ugly, boho, amateurish, retrograde nonsense. And sorry..how may times can the Whitechapel mention ‘Warhol’ in the wall texts?
Christian Boltanski – he has an archive of 35,000 heartbeats. Not mine. It stopped when I saw his work.
Marc Quinn – to be mentioned in every ‘worst artist’ list until our or his death, whichever comes first. Ours probably, self-inflicted, if we ever have to see one of those giant transgendered paperweights again.

Most ridiculous use of production funds:
Yinka Shonibare – it’s a big slave ship in a bottle with African fabrics as sails – get it? Awesome.
No Soul For Sale – what’s that you say? NO production funds? Oh. In that case…

Most ridiculous use of no production funds:
No Soul For Sale
Pumphouse Gallery

Gayest of the gay art mafia:
Thomas Houseago

Award for the biggest art ligger/hanger on:
A group prize for the Royal College Curating course
Ooh. This is too easy isn’t it? Send in your nominations via the comments please. (You can do this anonymously).

The Award for ‘I am actually, underneath my art credentials, a frightening Tory”
Traaaaaacccceeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy!

The “What Were You Thinking?” Award:
The Board of the ICA…”well, he ran the Virgin in-flight magazine… he must be qualified”. Genius.
The Board of the ICA… “he’s young, he’s energetic… we can maybe push him around a bit”. Genius.

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Question of The Day?

Posted by cathedralofshit on May 19, 2010

Which Quinn is worst? Ged or Marc?

A winner will be chosen out of a hat to win a a choice of a guided tour round East London’s galleries with Jay Joplng or Anthony Wilkinson, or a tropical organic fruit basket.

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First results are IN

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 19, 2009

There’s a few of us here at CoS… all with a different opinion on our end of year awards. That’s right, we’re individuals.
The first result are in from… hmmm… let’s call him ‘DAVE’. More to follow from the other STEVEs and IANs. Oh, and ‘SUSANs’ of course.

Most Ridiculous Idea For An Exhibition

THE RUSSIAN LINESMAN
& ANYTHING INVOLVING TOM MORTON

Most Ludicrous Use Of Production Funds

DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER

Most Tiresome Self-Promoter

ADAM SUTHERLAND

Best Art Blog

CATHEDRAL OF SHIT!

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

KARLA BLACK

Moodiest Gallerist

TOBY WEBSTER

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 OR QUINN OR SAM TAYLOR WOOD – WHITE CUBE BASICALLY. ALTHOUGH GLEN SCOTT WRIGHT IS ANOTHER GOOD CANDIDATE.

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Shaky Goss Michael Foundations…

Posted by cathedralofshit on October 7, 2009

The last few months have seen a quiet spell in Kenny Goss’s art purchasing, and gallerists have presumed financial caution as the reason, but yesterday’s papers may have shed more light on the matter. Kenny and George have finally split up, with George’s drug-taking and liberal attitude towards monogamy being cited by sources as the problem.
We wonder what will happen to their Dallas foundation, as although both buy art and George stumps up the cash, we know it’s KG who does the legwork.

At least one thing is clear, George’s drug use would explain that Marc Quinn exhibition….

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