The artist currently known as Prince: While Roberta Smith at the New York Times gives Richard Prince’s Guggenheim retrospective ample coverage, I’m more a fan of VBS.tv’s Art Talk multi-part series on the artist. He discusses his clay cars, “de Kooning paintings,” and the drawbacks to living in the “middle of nowhere” in upstate New York. (Thanks, Witt.)
Artblogging call for papers: “Does art blogging indicate the emergence of a dislocated, yet thoroughly local arts scene? …Is the quest for site traffic inherently at odds with healthy periods of gestation and dormancy? What models exist for balancing these forces?” With such questions in mind, the College Art Association is calling for paper’s on how art blogs are redefining notions of the open studio, local community, and artistic practice.
RIP X-Marx Register Tape: The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies chronicles “artistic tools, machinery, gadgets, etc. that [may] have bitten the dust.” Like “X-Marx,” transparent tape used to manually add registration marks to layouts and mechanicals. Via Coudal.
Think about emailing: Hey, remember those 30 lucky winners who got a free Walker “Think about honking if you [heart] conceptual art” bumpersticker? I wonder where they ended up. If you’re one of the lucky few, email me your photos and I’ll post them here. If not, you can still buy one.