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In the most recent issue of The Baffler, Rhonda Lieberman published an extensive piece on the art collectors of the “new Gilded Age.” Almost everyone Lieberman mentions is both obscenely wealthy and exploitative. One of them is Bernie Madoff, whose office art included a four foot screw so expensive that Madoff’s lawyer didn’t want it disclosed […]

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Artist Stuart Atteberry remixed a selection of Mondrian and Rothko paintings using Gimp and GlitchSort, reorganizing the pixels by brightness and then animating the sorting, so they “cascade dreamily.” Artist Kim Asendorf coined the term “pixel sorting” for this type of algorithmic image manipulation process in 2010. Atteberry explains the very basic idea behind his project: “Many old artists helped to push humanity along the […]

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Now that some time has passed since conceptual prankster Vladimir Umanets wrote on a Rothko at Tate London, thusly attempting to convince the world that he turned it into a piece of Yellowism and transported it into a new, objective dimension… looks like the painting is mighty fucked. It’s going to take up to 18 months […]

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Mark Rothko, recently refreshed by a notorious act of Yellowism at the Tate, has been at the heart of all kinds of controversy as of late and is now a subject of new art series. Brooklyn-based photographer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin, decided to recreate the iconic artist’s work in a new medium. Introducing: […]

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It took all night to flag down Marcin Lodyga in Berlin, while his partner in Yellowism was being held in custody in London for calmly walking up to one of Tate’s precious Rothko’s and, with a black marker, writing “Vladimir Umanets ’12, A Potential Piece of Yellowism” on the canvas. What happened next was the strangest interview of my life. […]

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Yesterday, Vladimir Umanets nonchalantly walked up to a 1958 Rothko painting at Tate Modern, took out a marker and tagged it with “Vladimir Umanets ’12, A Potential Piece of Yellowism.” Here’s why… […]

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