~oh oh . . . artnet is down !!
BREAKING NEWS !!
READ ALL ABOUT IT: ARTNET TO CEASE PUBLICATION . . .
CHARLIE FINCH, long time art world wag and the MOST entertaining contributor to artnet, pretty much since its founding, in 1996.
His archive seems to start up – as ‘ROYAL FLUSH’ – in 1997.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, JUNE 26, 2012. at the opening of ‘A WAYS A WAY’ at HALF GALLERY, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC.
note: NANCY SMITH, that’s me – the founding scribe/photog of artloversnewyork, the page you are currently looking at !! – was a contributor to artnet from 2004 to 2006, where my photos were posted in a self-generated report in the PEOPLE SECTION – under the byline: ‘ART LOVERS NEW YORK – PHOTOS BY NANCY SMITH’.
MY reports can still be found in the artnet magazine PEOPLE: ARCHIVES / scroll down to 2006, 2005, 2004.
1. it was CHARLIE FINCH who gave me my big break at artnet – by getting Walter to post my first-ever published photos – on his Fall 2002 – TRACY EMIN article . . .
see: CHARLIE FINCH – ‘EMINENT DOMAIN’.
to this day, still one of his best – and funniest scribbles !!
2. from there it was all ‘uphill’ – as Walter took me on, without pay – the typical artnet m.o. – the glory was worth all the hard work !! – to contribute to his ‘party pix’ on the magazine. Walter gets the dubious credit of labeling my take on the art scene as: ‘artloversnewyork’. a name that I have not been able – to shake since.
SEE YOU AROUND – AT THE NEXT HOT OPENING – GUYS !!