Still damp from that Prada encounter Sunday, Herbert Muschamp barely has time to come up for air before resuming the position he knows so well: kissing Diller & Scofidio's ass. Is this really fit to print?

Brad Renfro in Larry Clark's Bully, image:moviemaker.com13Musc gets worked up by the high colonic of glass and plasma screens D+S have planned for Lincoln Center's West 65th St conduit, but he ignores the real news.

Apparently, Diller+Scofidio went all HotPR4Third; the firm is now called Diller + Scofidio + Renfro. [italics mine; you never know with these design types.]

That's right, the expert on the "problematization of media spectacle in public space,"-- and hot teen actor--Brad Renfro has joined the firm. No wonder Herb is swooning and lilting so hard.

Brad Pitt to study architecture with Frank Gehry. [via towleroad]
Brad Pitt's top 3 architects: [, 10/02]


CHARLES Renfro- who's on the faculty at Columbia- was given partner status. He's been their project manager for some time.

Maybe you should read Muschamp's columns w. an eye to more than just bitchy kvetch material.

Muschamp mentions exactly nothing about Renfro's ascension. At first, I figured anyone who cared knew, but that turned out not to be the case; several people who should have known were as startled as I was.

And I'll read Muschamp for something other than bitchy kvetch material when he writes something other than intellectually, philosophically, and ideologically indefensible, onanism. [cf. Prada and D+S+R]

The kicker is, I actually like the Lincoln Center proposal.

Hear, hear. Word is that the critic did not give Mr. Renfro his due because Mr. Renfro has had the audacity, over the years, to argue the fine points of the art with the critic. For shame!

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