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Dept of Ideas: Expert Rates Art's Best Known Penises

HYPERALLERGIC   Friday September 29, 2017

Madeleine Holden, a New Zealand lawyer and journalist living in Berlin, has made internet history with Rate My Dick Pic, a Tumblr in which she critiques penis pictures sent to her from around the world. (She says she receives at least 30 dick pics a day.) Hyperallergic came up with the idea of having Holden rate a batch of artists’ photographs of male nudes, ranging from the late 19th century to today. “The creation of Critique My Dick Pic was partly a reaction to the male gaze and how it still dominates the way we look at bodies,” Holden notes.   Read the full Story >>

Books: William Wegman's Lesser Known Dog Polaroids

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Friday September 29, 2017

“As long as I have Weimaraners, I will photograph them,” declares photographer William Wegman at The Washington Post. A new book featuring a selection Polaroids from Wegman’s five decades of photographing dogs, revealingly titled Being Human, not only highlights his best-known work also lesser-known portraits that, notes The Post, “seem otherworldly.” The book was curated collaboratively with photography author William A. Ewing and is divided into themes, including “Hallucinations.”   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 2: Tate Britain Appoints Kate Bush Adjunct Curator of Photography

British Journal of Photography   Friday September 29, 2017

London’s Tate museum was slow to focus on photography, staging its first photography show in 2003 and appointing its first photography curator in 2009. Now it’s making up for lost time, notes the British Journal of Photography: After its recent acquisition  of Martin Parr’s 12,000-strong photo book collection, the Tate has made another major commitment to photography by appointing Kate Bush to the new post of Adjunct Curator of Photography. Bush, who was previously head of photography at the UK's Science Museum Group, will help build the museum’s collection of British photography and curate exhibitions.   Read the full Story >>

Art News, 1: Obama Diptych Debuts at National Portrait Gallery

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Friday September 29, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, has re-opened its America's Presidents Gallery, which features portraits of all 44 past presidents of the United States of America, after a refurbishment and re-hang, notes The Art Newspaper. The gallery now includes a diptych of Woodburytype portraits of Barack Obama by Chuck Close. Obama’s official portrait, which will replace the diptych in the hall, has not been completed but is expected to come to the museum next year. The artist has not yet been announced.   Read the full Story >>

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