As Gawker points out, German artist Edgar Müller’s 3-D crevasse is a cheaper alternative to something like Olafur Eliasson’s man-made waterfalls which cost an estimated $15.5 million. Thoughts?
You no longer have to lie to your stuffier friends about what you’re doing on Monday nights. If a Chicago-based comedy duo called Southern Mothers who usually tackles subjects like Olafur Eliasson and Tracy Letts suddenly decides to rap about Gossip Girl, it means that the show is more highbrow than most viewers ever would have thought. We knew the first time Lily name dropped Robert Mapplethorpe and Ryan McGinley in the same episode.
Our favorite lyric: “Got me Gatsbied up/Like my name was Jay/Searchin’ for green lights/But it’s red all day.”
Watch it after the jump. … Read More
After reading about Jerry Saltz’s overnight stay at Carsten Höller’s Revolving Hotel Room at the Guggenheim, we got to thinking: What would it be like to spend a night in New York’s other major museums? No better way to find out than to try. We sent our more attractive reporter Adda Birnir — robe in hand — with our staff photographer Tom Starkweather to *test out the accommodations.
Jerry Saltz, we see your Guggenheim and raise you the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum and MoMA. … Read More
It’s safe to say that OLAFUR ELIASSON, who recently wrapped up his first major US survey at MOMA and P.S. 1, is the latest international art world juggernaut.
His waterfalls in New York Harbor form one of the largest (and most costly) exhibitions of public art the city has ever seen. He’s completed projects for LOUIS VUITTON and the BMW Art Car Collection, and his 2003 show at the TATE MODERN, THE WEATHER PROJECT drew more than 2 million adulatory visitors.
Curiously, he has yet to suffer the critical backlash that so often accompanies an artist’s rise to stratospheric fame. Alex Lessard-Pilon’s take on why after the jump. … Read More