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Will Ford and Kresge Save DIA?

Live tweets from the Association of Art Museum Directors meeting in New Orleans last night revealed that Detroit Art Institute director, Graham Beal, was going public with news of a … Continue reading

January 13, 2014

Dare to Love Banksy Again

I’d been feeling kinda down on Banksy, a bit nauseated from the giant dollops of sugar he’d been delivering in the form of children and balloons and flowers. I thought … Continue reading

October 23, 2013

Who’s Paying The Met’s Rent?

The sign says ADMISSION in large letters and lists a charge of $25 for adult visitors. So you must pay $25. No, wait: the small print says, “Recommended” so it’s … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

How To Talk About Art: Now a Column on Hyperallergic

How to Talk about Art (H2TaA ) has been The Art Machine’s slowly growing manual for those who wish to master artspeak as practiced by art critics, art educators, galleries, … Continue reading

April 30, 2012

FAMBIZ IS NO LONGER TAKING WORK FOR “It’s a Small Small World” Sorry :(

It’s been madness from the start. Hennessy Youngman was chosen by curating guest art photographer Marilyn Minter who has been putting together a series of “Virgin” shows  in the Massimilano … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

HENNESSY YOUNGMAN, AKA CURATOR

Critic, performer, painter, and lecturer,  Jayson Musson has made a splash on YouTube with his alter ego, Hennessy Youngman. In a series he calls ART THOUGHTZ, Youngman sits in an … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Maybe it’s MGM’s Banana?

Following up on the Velvet Underground v The Andy Warhol Foundation story, Hollywood Reporter speculates similarly to The Art Machine that the famed fruit’s copyright may belong to the record … Continue reading

February 27, 2012

Fun Fun Friday

Olek: UNorthodox Congrats to Olek for inadvertently offending readers of Haolam Hacharedi,  an orthodox Jewish magazine which pulled issues containing a review of the artist’s latest coup off stands. Apparently … Continue reading

February 17, 2012

Beach Bummed: Homage Artist Sued

It’s a cruel world that makes a thief out of an adoring fan. Erik den Breejen is a keen Beach Boys fan and one who knows, now, what the back … Continue reading

January 31, 2012

THE ARTIST’s INTENT

Recently, reading an article on NewsGrist, a blog that mixes equal parts of arrogance and naiveté, I came upon the usual blah blah about inarticulate artists and the ineffable meaning … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 3 Comments
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