on Oct 02, 2008
Guest of Cindy Sherman is a compelling documentary about a guy who falls in love with the most influential female art star of our time, Cindy Sherman, and gets lost in the relationship. It's about art fame and the seeming inadequacy of being the 'plus 1.' Paul H-O has made both a touching boyfriend movie, and a scathing portrayal of the art world, with great footage from the 90's art scene.
I think like alot of people, ... Read More
BY Sarah J.
on Sep 28, 2008
The second volume of P.L.A.I.N. Janes from Minx hit stores this week, along with the sad news that the Minx imprint will cease publication in January.
The second Janes book is as much fun as the first, with the sassy high school girls creating unauthorized art around their small town. This time, things are complicated by crushes, with each Jane having her (or his) own love troubles.
Despite boy issues, though, Main Jane's goal is still to make art, and it is ... Read More
on Sep 23, 2008
Photographer Jill Greenberg has gotten herself into a real shit storm since she posted some doctored images of McCain on her website a few weeks ago. She was hired by The Atlantic Monthly to shoot him, and not long afterward got creative with the photoshop, including a version with bloody fangs and even one with a monkey pooping on Mccains head(!) It all seems a little extreme to me, not to mention damaging to her career. (Apparently her agent dropped her like a ... Read More
on Sep 22, 2008
I finally put up some of the pictures from the opening reception of Swoon 's Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. The performance is over but the installation is still up until October at Deitch Projects. Her wheatpastes are breathtaking and the boats are amazing. The magic is really in the details so you really need to inspect the works up close. I put the flicks on flickr so you could make them larger but you really need to see this in person to take all the ... Read More
BY Sarah J.
on Sep 19, 2008
Local changed how I viewed comics.
I started reading this book about three years ago, with the first issue. I've been a comics junkie for years now, but Local was something different. It read like a short film, and its single-issue size made it feel like a perfect indie rock song.
Now all twelve issues have been collected into a beautiful, oversize hardcover, complete with backmatter from the originals and extra art to boot.
It's more a mixtape than a movie, ... Read More