aggregation, contemporary art

Found Objects 08/05/2011

May 8, 2011

Some favourited links from the last seven days:

  • Big news of the week. Osama Bin Laden may have been a frustrated architect? Steve Rose builds a case in the Guardian.
  • The Telegraph reports Art dealer Philip Mould was victim of a poison pen campaign. When it was alleged that he couldn’t afford a painting, that was the final straw.
  • The colon “is not intellectual super-glue”. Just one of the insights in this untitled piece about the titles of art shows (from Frieze).
  • In Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green has so much to say about Lewis Baltz, his review runs to more than 2,500 words. But all of it is vital, so find it here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
  • In a GQ interview, Chris Heath plays up the crazier aspects of director Werner Herzog’s life and work. This does however make for a good read (via @Jeff_Sparrow).
  • No one uses the C-word quite so well as Tracey Emin, according to novelist Ali Smith in the Guardian.
  • Jeff Koons cares so much he appears to wheel around his sculptures on hospital gurneys. Here’s video evidence.
  • Some street art which gets to the point.
  • An REM video directed by Sam Taylor Wood captures that iPod feeling (via @FisunGuner).
  • After listening to that, you may need to listen to this (via @edgeofchaos999).



  • Reply Theresa Bruno May 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Always a pleasure reading your finds.

    • Reply Mark Sheerin May 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks Theresa, and thanks for the RT.

  • Reply Andrew Sheerin May 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    There’s a rare gem in the comments for the REM video:
    “I tried doing this on my street.
    got my ass kicked.”
    – PhreakPhantom 5 days ago

    • Reply Mark Sheerin May 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      On my street, have to say you’d get away with it.

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