30 ROCK resident wisecracker JUDAH FRIEDLANDER doesn’t believe in the concept of bad art. But he does have rules about mixing art and relationships: “If a girl had an ANDREW WYETH painting of KARL ROVE on one side of her bed and a LEROY NEIMAN painting of GEORGE BUSH on the other side, I’d have to leave.”
Excellently put and quite possibly the reason New York Magazine picked him to host their Bad Art Auction featuring XIU XIU at Le Poisson Rouge on November 19. For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the event, email a recent Heard in the Crowd to tips [at] flavorpill [dot] com. The best four will receive a pair of tickets and the honor of having their words published on the blog.
After the jump, our in-depth interview where Friedlander reveals why Polish women love him, his idea of the perfect painting, and the meaning behind his bottomless supply of slogan hats. … Read More