Thanks to Awl for reminding me that not everyone is not talking about Rirkrit Tiravanija's sexy, blingy objects. I'd found this last week, but it was crashing my browser, and it may do the same to yours, probably because it's designed for folks who trade up their computers with the same frequency Steve Jobs traded his AMG SL65.

The Financial Times' luxury lifestyle magazine supplement How To Spend It loves Rirkrit's work.


In "Art Works: Spectacular Sculptures - with a purpose," Helen Chislet delivers servicey with a smile by revealing the "spectacular and tremendous fun" that can result "when artists are asked to design functional outdoor objects." Objects like Rirkrit's "ping-pong table of flawless mirror-polished stainless steel in an edition of ten--a piece of perfectly executed workmanship that carries a price tag of $55,000." [no correction to my original price mention; if you want to pay 10% more that's your business -ed.] Objects which are still likely to appeal to the FT's ideal UK-centered international demo, typified by one garden folly maker's client base as "City workers relocating to the country, but now includes European royalty and "extraordinary people."

And the Palm Pavilion at Inhotim gets a starring role in "Artward Bound," Pernilla Holmes's round-up of far-flung private art parks, which, I love this:

"So much contemporary art is commodified," says [Doug] Aitken. "A place such as Inhotim works against that. It empowers the artist rather than curating the artist. It's a phenomenal template for a modern museum." Unlimited by budget constraints, bureaucracy, timescales and space, such privately owned modern museums are popping up in spectacular, middle-of-dowhere locations around the globe as moneyed art collectros turn the traditional museum model on its head. Each is as unique as the personality of the person who dreamt it up.
Aitken really does have his finger on the pulse of these things.

previously: relational aesthetics for the rich
the gala-as-art movement [vimeo]

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Posts from May 2016, in reverse chronological order

Older: April 2016

recent projects, &c.

Chop Shop
curated by Magda Sawon
1-7 March 2016

eBay Test Listings
Mar – Dec 2015
about | proposte monocrome, rose

It Narratives, incl.
Shanzhai Gursky & Destroyed Richter
Franklin Street Works, Stamford
Sept 5 - Nov 9, 2014
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TheRealHennessy Tweets Paintings, 2014 -

Standard Operating Procedure
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CZRPYR2: The Illustrated Appendix
Canal Zone Richard Prince
YES RASTA 2:The Appeals Court
Decision, plus the Court's
Complete Illustrated Appendix (2013)
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"Exhibition Space"
Mar 20 - May 8 @apexart, NYC

HELP/LESS Curated by Chris Habib
Printed Matter, NYC
Summer 2012
panel &c.

Destroyed Richter Paintings, 2012-
background | making of
"Richteriana," Postmasters Gallery, NYC

Canal Zone Richard
Selected Court Documents
from Cariou v. Prince (2011)
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