Thursday, December 29, 2011

Apropos Appropriation by Randy Kennedy

Apropos Appropriation by Randy Kennedy

ONE recent afternoon in the offices of the Midtown law firm run by David Boies and his powerful litigation partners, a large black clamshell box sat on a conference table. Inside were raucous, sometimes wildly funny collages of photographs and magazine pages handmade by the artist Richard Prince, works of art that have become the ur-texts of one of the most closely watched copyright cases ever to rattle the world of fine art.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reading Traffic Reports to Obama by Brian Joseph Davis


If writing and the avant-garde have a node point in 2011, it's poet and critic Kenneth Goldsmith. Over the last two decades he has popularized techniques of appropriation through his books Traffic (culled from traffic reports) and Day (one entire issue of the New York Times retyped)...Continue Reading

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