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Friday’s Hariy Eyeball: Frieze Art Fair 2009, Obama’s art tastes, Rirkrit Tiravanija in interview


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Welcome to Friday’s Hairy Eyeball, a capping off the week’s art world busy-bodying with a jaundiced sift of news and feature links from the net’s usual suspects that you probably already read already.

Features on Frieze Art Fair 2009. [via ArtObserved, ArtFagCity, ArtFagCity, ArtFagCity, ArtFagCity, ArtFagCity and ArtFagCity]. And for good measure, Zoo fair highlights [via, you guessed it, ArtFagCity]

Obama’s taste in art is taking the Whitehouse, which previously has favored more traditional if not national work, into new territory with works by under represented and contemporary African American and Native American artists. [via The Washington Times]

Brooklyn painter Ran Ortner wins the $250,000 Michigan Art contest ArtPrize [via The New York Times]

The appearance of No Ghost, Just a Shell at Tate highlights an inherent contradiction in that the museum’s no photo policy conflicts with the work’s core principle. [via ArtFagCity]

Rirkrit Tiravanija in interview [via Studio Banana TV]

W Magazine’s ‘six young artists’ list is slammed on the grounds that those selected range in age from 37 – 38 and that the claims touted by W in their annual arts issue that these individuals are the art world’s next big names is already a fulfilled prophecy. [via ArtFagCity]

Sam Taylor-Wood creates a full-length feature film about John Lennon [via The Guardian]

And finally, after the obscene publications squad of the Metropolitan Police closed it Tate Modern have reopened the Richard Prince room after replacing the work “Spiritual Americana”, which portrayed a nude 10 year old Brook Shields, with “Spiritual Americana 4”, in which the young actress retains her dignity with a bikini. [via Bloomberg]

Oh, and we’ve all heard about the possible discovery of a da Vinci right? [via Antiques Trade Gazette]


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Friday’s Hariy Eyeball: Frieze Art Fair 2009, Obama’s art tastes, Rirkrit Tiravanija in interview