Wednesday Links! GDP Edition

  • Don’t you want to know just how much money blue-chip galleries turn over each year? Here’s a list of unverified numbers from the top-selling art galleries this past year, and let’s just say, they’ve had enough money pass through their hands to stomp on the GDP of small, island countries. [Art Market Monitor]
  • Jaimie Warren is getting a show at The Hole, showing her faux-celebrity-food photographs where she dresses up as food and celebrities at the same time. It’s full of bad puns like “Oreoprah” and “Jon Beignet Ramsey”. Plan to be confused. [Paper Mag]
  • Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern was the most popular solo show in Britain last year, of course. Here’s the requisite photograph of him in front of his work looking smug. [The Standard]
  • Gawker editor John Cook published the 446-page list of gun owners in New York City. He’s had it in his back pocket for two and a half years, because apparently, you’re completely within your rights to obtain it from the NYPD. Cook cites section 400.00 of the Penal Law of New York as stipulating that their addresses be on public record, as well, but that you must take the NYPD to court for them. [Gawker]
  • Does anyone give a shit that art.sy changed its url to artsy.net thanks to unrest in Syria? Given that the decision was obviously coming, we certainly don’t, but thanks to every art press online outlet for dutifully covering that story. [The Internet]
  • Art.sy is changing its URL to Artsy.net! [Artsy]
  • “Regarding Warhol” is going to the Warhol Museum, but apparently they’re planning to make it good. How come nobody thought of that before? [CultureGrrl]
  • Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg were making each other’s work. [Greg.org]
  • Kickstarter made its list of most successful campaigns of 2012. What we learned: 10 percent of Sundance films are funded by Kickstarter, Stanford now teaches a Kickstarter class, and air quality egg makes fighting pollution awesome. [Kickstarter]


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