links for 2010-01-06   01.06.10

Pr*tty Sh*tty: An Open Letter to James Cameron From Papyrus
"Goodness knows Ive worked hard the past 26 years to make a name for myself. And its felt great coming to the aid of New Age spa owners, suburban party planners, and young couples looking to save money by making their own wedding invitations. But only now, by appearing in your movie, have I been given mainstream, high-level recognition as a serious typeface. And for that, I thank you."

Kenneth Noland, Color Field Artist, Is Dead at 85 (
"Kenneth Noland, who painted some of the great emblems of the postwar American abstract style called Color Field painting, died Tuesday at his home in Port Clyde, Me. The cause was cancer, said his wife, Paige Rense, editor in chief of Architectural Digest. He was 85."
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links for 2009-12-24   12.24.09

Abandoned Gingerbread House Building Sites (
"When the global economy unravelled last year the Irish countryside was left with a lot of empty, unsold, and unfinished housing estates. This holiday season I thought it would be nice to celebrate these unique landscapes by making them into picturesque gingerbread-house decorations that will rot and eventually be thrown out much like the unfinished housing estates themselves." (via Eyebeam blog)

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links for 2009-12-22   12.22.09

Andy Warhol Foundation funds bid to rehab homes near Watts Towers as live-in art objects (Los Angeles Times)
The Watts House Project, a grassroots nonprofit thats enlisting neighborhood residents and volunteer artists to turn the row of homes facing the Watts Towers into an aesthetically engaging place to visit and live, will get a $125,000 boost from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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links for 2009-12-16   12.16.09

Recipients of United States Artists grants can get creative with spending them --
Winners of United States Artists grants usually pump the money directly into their work. But no strings are attached to the $50,000 awards, so some artists use part of their newfound wealth to travel, pay off mortgages, buy life insurance, get new glasses or have their teeth fixed. Others become philanthropists, pitching in on colleagues' projects.

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links for 2009-12-10   12.10.09

SPACES awarded $35K for Access to Artistic Excellence by National Endowment for the Arts (
Access to Artistic Excellence grants support the creation and presentation of work in the disciplines of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Projects include commissions, residencies, workshops, performances, exhibitions, publications, festivals, and professional development programs.

James Franco on General Hospital and Performance Art -
I was recently treated to an early prototype of a dessert that Marina Abramovi, the "grandmother of performance art," created with the pastry chef Dominique Ansel. It's a cylindrical pastry with a lychee center sprinkled over with chili powder and raw gold. I was instructed to kiss a napkin that had been printed with a square of gold powder that would transfer to my face before eating the dessert. This way the dessert would pass through a golden gateway before it was ingested. I did as told, then suggested to the chef that it needed more chili. Was this art?
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