~JANI LEINONEN/MOELLER SNOW
JANI LEINONEN – ‘Rejected Ideas for Cap’n Crunch Advertisements’
OPENS TO-NITE – THURSDAY FEB 3, 2009 – 7-9 PM
the show runs: FEB 3 – MARCH 14, 2009
MOELLER SNOW GALLERY – 8 BOND ST – BROADWAY/LAFAYETTE – EAST VILLAGE
HOURS: TUES – SAT 11am-7pm
I don’t really know anything about this show or the artist, except I sorta liked the colors and fuzzy animal pals. as a concept it doesn’t seem overwhelmingly original, funny or biting. mostly I liked that the artist is from FINLAND.
but, if you google JANI LEINONEN – you will reach this almost, & certainly not meant to be !! funny website: taidetuunaamo – THE TEN BEST ARTISTS in the WORLD !!
according to their online poll !! – the TOP 10 artists in the world, are:
1. Jani Leinonen (what’d he do – vote for himself all day long?), 2. Olaf Breuning, 3. Gerhard Richter, 4. Damien Hirst, 5. Matthew Barney, 6. Jeff Koons, 7. Neo Rauch, 8. Maurizio Cattalan, 9. Bruce Nauman, & 10. Cy Twombly. How quaint.
the ‘bubbling under’ list is even more sad, if not downright pathetic. it’s like a conceptual project by a would-be New Museum curator – gone horribly wrong. on top of that – the so-called annual poll promises to send you their book – “coming out in the Spring of 2007” !!.
oh well not everyone can be up to speed. even on the web.
note: on closer look – actually he didn’t have to stuff the online ballot box with votes for himself – look at the site’s URL address – it’s his website !! – self-promotion 101. almost, but not quite. nice try, though & love that logo !!