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08.19.13 Kyle Petreycik

Sometimes you just need to get things down on paper in order to understand them better… all the things. Contemporary artists William Powhida and Jade Townsend have produced a large collaborative graphite drawing titled “Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes,” translated from Latin as “war of all against all.” The large graphite drawing focuses mainly on the internal […]

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07.12.13 Marina Galperina

“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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09.17.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, New York artist William Powhida narrates the conception and development of his biting infographic-style piece Why Are Artists So Fucking Poor. […]

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11.21.11 Marina Galperina

I need more William Powhida in my life. These intricate outlines and diagrams, from distance, appear to be scribbles of an O.C.D.-possessed madman, but really, they explain everything. From illustrating why you will never get ahead in the art world unless you magically maneuver yourself to ascend to the impenetrable Abramović level of Goddess to […]

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12.29.10 Marina Galperina

If you need some guidance navigating William Powhida grand diagram run-down of the business of art — A Guide to the Market Oligopoly System — read this and then mentally weasel yourself into the pyramid and start scheming, if you wish. Beware that the pyramid rests upon “the yearning masses” — masses yearning for Gaga, […]

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02.23.10 Marina Galperina

Artist/prankster William Powhida and the Brooklyn Rail team up to bring you the “imaginary protest” for the New Museum’s Koons-curated Imaginary Museum exhibit series. A limited edition of 666, the “Howdy Koonsy” tee is a great way to support ye local “critical perspectives” rag and stir up shit at the same time. Obnoxioulicious! Previous Powhida/Rail colab […]

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