Art New: Why You Don't Have to Hate Richard Prince
Everybody is hating Richard Prince again. The photo world seethes with enmity just thinking about how he makes art with pictures that other people took. Then when he sells one of his pieces for a vast sum, the outrage flares up hotter than ever. It happened again last week when a number of blogs noted that Prince was selling prints of Instagram photos he had found on other people's feeds. The news wasn't really that new -- Prince showed the work last September in New York. But when a woman came forward to say that she'd only recently learned her Instagram self-portrait was among the images Prince appropriated, the online ire began to build. Hating may not be appropriate for this appropriator, though.
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The DART Board: 05.26.2015
Special Events May 28-30 Ideas City | New York City Festival for the Future Conference, 9:30am- 7:30 pm. Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NY, NY. Information/Tickets More End of Year Shows Tuesday, May 26, 15 Cooper Union School | 2015 Annual Student Exhibitions, 5-9 pm. The Cooper Union, Foundation Building (7 East 7th Street), 41 Cooper Square, and 31 3rd Avenue, NY, NY. Information. Wednesday, May 27 Thursday, May...
Latin American Fotografia: Antonio Pulgarin
"I see Colombia as more than just one face, more than just a headline and more than just a stereotype," writes photographer Antonio Pulgarin, who was born in Colombia and grew up in the US. With his "Calle 4 Sur" series, Pulgarin has set out to dispel media stereotypes about Colombia -- stereotypes usually centered on violence and drug trafficking. He captured the strength and resilience of Colombianos in his Latin American Fotografia 3-winning portrait of two college students demonstrating for peace.
Photographer Profile - Tabitha Soren: "As I watched the players, some larger ideas took shape"
Portrait projects can start with a big idea but evolve into something more intimate, more personal, through the interplay between photographer and subject. Tabitha Soren's series "Fantasy Life" went in the opposite direction. In 2003, she began photographing young baseball players who had recently been drafted by the Oakland A's. But rather than using her camera to capture the inner characters of the ballplayers, she used the ball players to shed light on the character of America.
- Illustrator Profile - Gracia Lam: "My goal is to uncover hidden treasures and messages in everyday life"