~and . . . who didn’t make – the artnet summer 2003 cut !! Crack City, USA
left behind on the cutting room floor – a bit of a contrarian himself – WALTER ROBINSON didn’t always tow the celebrity line.
what the F, you cut: Marco Brambillo ?!! that’s harsh, dude.
the event that captured 3 pix on artnet that summer of 2003 was produced and curated by KENNY SCHACTER, then based in NYC. it was called ‘ART BAND: A NIGHT of MUSIC and ART’.
it took place at CAPITALE, JULY 24, 2003.
p.s. if Walter branded me: artlovers – Charlie called me ‘Crackula’ – ‘crack’ for short !! now you know, why !!
and btw: I like Crack, better. as opposed to artlovers.
Crackula, of course – is up there with dingleberries. the height of art criticism in NYC – ca. the 21st C. ha.
and whose gonna be shooting dingleberries, now, that’s what I’d like – to know. I’ll take one dingleberry, even if it’s going in the wrong direction !! over 10 pretentious academically anemic snots, twittering about work – we already know is no good, duh. any day.
EMMA GRAY, now based in LA, who was then the Features editor for Art Review, with Art Review’s then marketing Director, EMILY BUTLER, and, yes – that’s how marketing directors have to ‘present’. don’t get me wrong, she is p–r-e-t-t-y. pop culture journalist, CHRIS LEE is on the right.
early TAYLOR McKIMENS cheeseburger painting – all dressed !! but not making the . . . cut.
omg – was it those sesame seeds on the bun that gave rise – to the later ‘drips’ ??!!
art history in the making – on the top of a cheeseburger bun.
not to forget the . . . greasy hamburger meat droplets.
p.s. in the old Amish ‘hex’ paintings – those ‘drops’ – they added to their iconic rural American imagery, plastered on many a barn door – stood for: fertility.
raindrops, not. sperm – yes !! but, hush that’s a secret – don’t tell anybody.
TAYLOR McKIMENS hadn’t quite hit his stride, til he dumped junk food for Southern white trucker trash !! – but the seeds of his rise – were there for all to see, except that – this time they fell on deaf ears. the Robinson cut – could be so cruel.
but, how fun !! instead Walter posted a photo of Taylor’s then girlfriend MISAKI KAWAI !!
hey, whatever it takes to make the site rock n roll. . . learned it from Walter. it’s called: spite and cut.
aka . . . don’t believe your own press. he who puts you up, can surely take you . . . down.
that’s what they used to say, bout Walter. but, hey, also just between you and me – he beat Artforum, 100% pants down. 24/7. and, ain’t that the truth.
as for me, it was fun – being in the middle of that way sexy Walter / Charlie sandwich !!
hey, why wouldn’t someone who knows how to stitch, not know how to ‘spin’ – ?
case in point.
like Charlie liked to complain, and quite often. does the world revolve around Nancy ?
hell – yes. crack, so !!
NANCY SMITH . . . on the beat for artnet. NEW YORK CITY. NOV 2, 2002.
with SCOTT the doorman – at Gavin Brown’s notorious and long gone, and oft lamented – Passerby.
somebody grabbed my camera, I think it was . . . PETER COFFIN ?
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, NYC. JULY 24, 2003.