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Josefin G (Stockholmsgruppen).
Photography by Anton Östlund.

antonostlundphoto:

Josefin G (Stockholmsgruppen).
Photography by Anton Östlund.

benandzie:

Rebecca @ The Society Mgmt by Ben and Zie

donald-j:

Eline Jetten by Donald J

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Nikki Sikkema by Donald J

Dear People Who Take Pictures of Food With Instagram

Katherine Markovich has a few questions for you:

So now that you’re a professional photographer, you need to capture the simpler things in life. All of them. It is your duty as an artist, after all. And there is nothing simpler than your pretentious foodie excursions. You posted an Instagram-ed picture of a handful of blueberries the other day. What would your day have been without those blueberries? Would you have felt a little less connected to the earth and, ultimately, yourself? Would you have felt guilty about letting all of nature’s candy go to waste? Or perhaps the real question is this: how disappointed would you have felt if your beautiful, plump blueberries got less than 15 likes?

More at the link.

Cyborg art?

I, for one, welcome our new sonochromatic artist cyborg overlords:

Neil Harbisson can only see shades of grey. So his prosthetic eyepiece, which he calls an “eyeborg”, interprets the colours for him and translates them into sound. Harbisson’s art sounds like a kind of inverse synaesthesia. But where synaesthetes experience numbers or letters as colours or even “taste” words, for example, Harbisson’s art is down to a precise transposition of colour into sound frequencies. As a result, he is able to create facial portraits purely out of sound, and he can tell you that the colour of Mozart’s music is mostly yellow.

Interview at the link.

Hilton Kramer, Critic Who Championed Modernism, Dies at 84

Via the New York Times:

He was a passionate defender of high art against the claims of popular culture and saw himself not simply as a critic offering informed opinion on this or that artist, but also as a warrior upholding the values that made civilized life worthwhile.

This stance became more marked as political art and its advocates came to the fore, igniting the culture wars of the early 1980s, a struggle in which Mr. Kramer took a leading role as the editor of The New Criterion, where he was also a frequent contributor.

In its pages, Mr. Kramer took dead aim at a long list of targets: creeping populism at leading art museums; the incursion of politics into artistic production and curatorial decision making; the fecklessness, as he saw it, of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the decline of intellectual standards in the culture at large.

I didn’t always agree with Kramer, but he will definitely be missed.

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Hilton Kramer, 1928 - 2012

If there is something appealing in the very openness of this postmodernist art scene, there is also something dismaying in it, too. For it reminds us that ours is now a culture without a focus or a center. - Hilton Kramer

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Velvet Underground vs. Warhol

Via Bloomberg:

The Warhol Foundation claimed it has a copyright interest in the design, according to the lawsuit. The Velvet Underground partnership said in the complaint that the design can’t be copyrighted because it’s in the public domain. The banana image Warhol furnished for the illustration came from an advertisement that was in the public domain, according to the complaint.

The illustration appeared on the album cover without a copyright notice and no one sought to copyright it, according to the complaint. That put the design in the public domain, the group said in the lawsuit.

"The banana design is a significant element of Velvet Underground’s ongoing licensed merchandising activity," the group said. Use of the design as a trademark by the band "has been exclusive, continuous and uninterrupted for more than 25 years."