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A funny thing happened recently. Artist, critic and our go-to appropriation expert Greg Allen has turned joke tweets by artist Jayson Musson (and sometimes internet art critic “Hennesy Youngman”) into paintings. Jokes such as, “I think Moby is on the N train rn but you just can’t go asking small bald white men if they’re Moby. That’s racist.” Ha! […]

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The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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“Your new YouTube series speaks to me so hard, Jayson!” “Oh, are you a sensitive artist type?” “Yes. And you know how I love painting.” “Sensitive artist types need shelter from the storm of today,” Jayson Musson tells ANIMAL. The New York artist who exhibited Coogie canvases at Salon 94, curated/made a bonfire at Family Business and is the man behind […]

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Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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“There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you’re getting in,” Pace rep told my editor. She’s been getting calls about Jay-Z all day. “It’s a closed set.” Jay-Z was shooting a Mark Romanek-directed music video inside a gallery in Chelsea, lip-syncing and dancing with half the New York art world as cameos. When Tweets alleging “Jay-Z is doing performance […]

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If you enjoyed DJ Hennessy Youngman’s CVS Bangers mixtape, here’s his newest compilation. In response to the shocking leaks, it’s highly topical, well-mixed and the Eric Edwards-esque DJ drops are hilarious. “I always feel like Somebody’s watching me…” “SOMEBODY IS.” Ok, maybe not so hilarious. Because the NSA is watching you. So “clear your browsing […]

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Jayson Musson, I <3 you. The New York artist’s “Hennessy Youngman” persona aka YouTube’s best art critic is back with a hot new mixtape that recreates the experience of lonely shopping at CVS. Presenting: “CVS Bangers.” CVS BANGERS IS THE AUDIOSCAPE FOR WHEN YOU’RE BUYING TAMPONS OR A 12 PACK OF CONDOMS, A SAMPLING OF THOSE […]

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Last month, we found out that ANIMAL-favorite artist Jayson Musson aka Hennesy Youngman was the voice of the “Do the Harlem Shake” sample behind Baauer’s inescapable hit. Thanks to some reporting by the New York Times, we now know that the track’s other vocal sample–the “con los terroristas!” one–comes from former reggaeton artist (and current evangelical preacher) […]

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“And if you bring a forty bottle to battle me/ I’ll just punch you in the face/then do the Harlem Shake.” That’s artist (and curator) Jayson Musson rapping, you guys. He’s also “Hennessy Youngman,” the internet’s best art critic whose acclaimed series Art Thoughtz is one of the best things that ever happened to the internet. And art. […]

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Just now, in front of Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallerywe witnessed the most cathartic exorcism of old work. After tearing down xeroxed and otherwise flammable work from their last show, the gutted insides of the small storefront gallery were stuffed into a trash can and burned in front of gathering crowd. A police cruiser made […]

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