Metallica drummer Lars
Ulrich is selling his excellent Basquiat "Boxer
." My favorite
part of this NYT's piece is Lar's quote, "Its perhaps the last frontier
where the best of the best will not go the way of the rest of the economy.
Is it possible that improbable quality and artistic dedication are recession
proof? ...well I think it only holds true for "Basquiats", not lighter weights like Matthew
. Sure he's sincere but he isn't that perceptive or poetic. My
take is that Basquiat is on another level and his values will probably only
improve. Other proven, transcendent artists (Justine Kurland
, Chris Johanson
) will transcend this financial crisis and those
that follow art market trends will follow broader financial market trends.
Also, in the NYT's Roberta
Smith explains why Elizabeth Peyton matters
. I concur, seriously at what
time were beauty and youth not worthy of our attention? Peyton transcends the
stupider tabloid stuff in the media and exemplifies why we find young and beautiful
people perpetually fascinating. At Peyton's best, she gives her subjects a grace
and existential fragility they never really had but for a moment. Some think
this is slight but it's like arguing against flowers, you can do it... but at
the cost of acknowledging you might have a dead black heart. Frankly I find viewing a Peyton painting more satifying than TMZ's celeb gawking.
and I disagree
about Peyton. It seriously freaks me out that we both like
so many of the same artists like Clifford Still, enjoy tennis, blogging and kick ass architecture
etc. Maybe it's our Midwestern/West Coast roots?
Also, check out Jen
Graves WACK post
. Though I find the ads at the left that state, "find
your inner slut," a bit incongruous with the post.
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