This week in New York the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival (PWVF) opens its week-long celebration of international writing with such notable literary figures as Sherman Alexie, Claire Messud, Yiyun Li, Salman Rushdie and Lewis Lapham among others (Full Schedule Here), Agriculture Reader holds a launch party, the Dead or Alive exhibition opens at the Museum of Arts and Design, Gossip perform, Stephen Colbert helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) continues....more
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This week in New York, Harper’s presents “Love: A Rebuke” with Colson Whitehead, Heidi Julavits and Sam Lipsyte, Simon Critchley in bed with Cabinet’s Brian Dillon chatting about hypochondria, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Gignatic present the Greatest 3-Minute Rock ‘n Roll Story Ever, Adam Haslett reads from his debut novel, The Magnetic Fields perform, Zachary German and Tao Lin celebrate the release of German’s new book, and BOMB Magazine hosts its Winter Issue Launch Party....more
At the end of his exhibit, I came across a guide called, “Damien Hirst’s Wallace Collection Trail,” containing short, chatty write-ups on twenty-six works in the permanent collection that have ‘ignited’ his imagination. For the next hour, with Hirst as my guide, I followed the trail....more
You remember how Damien Hirst sued a 17-year-old kid, Cartrain, for having used an image of “For The Love of God” in a work, and in revenge, Cartrain pinched some pencils from Hirst’s installation “Pharmacy”?
Cartrain was arrested and is out on bail for the theft of the pencils; in the meantime, he has allegedly begun to make drawings, allegedly using the allegedly-stolen pencils, and he’s allegedly put them up for sale here, attributing them to artists such as Billy Childish, Harry Adams, Cy Twombly, Richard Prince, and Banksy....more
The artist Damien Hirst is trying to ruin a seventeen year old artist named Cartrain … for stealing a pack of pencils as a practical joke.
Originally, Hirst went after Cartrain for using an image of his famous diamond skull for a collage that Cartrain sold on his web site....more