BITS: Prince’s Jokes (Explained) & $treet Art

It’s Not Funny if You Have to Explain It Phillips dePury has topped past unintentionally funny catalog copy with a new gem describing Lot 30 in it’s upcoming Contemporary Art Auction.  Lauding Richard Prince’s “Untitled Joke Painting,” dePury opens with this dubious gusher: “Richard Prince’s Joke Paintings have remained a constant high point within the…

BITS: Bad Luck Angels and Angry Catholics

LITTLE ANGEL  IN JAIL (AGAIN) Angel Ortiz, aka Little Angel, or, better known as LA II, or by his elaborate LA ROC tag which decorated many of his collaborations with Keith Haring, has languished in the shadows of his collossally famous mentor for 2+ decades. And now, he has been arrested for grafitti one time…

A Find!

Lee Wells, of Stratus Global Partners, suspects he may have landed on a very good deal while “manning the Dorian Grey Gallery” on Sunday: The way  he tells it: “A guy walks into the gallery and says ‘I used to roll with Haring and have a piece I want to sell and if you’re smart…