Chicago art legend, radio personality, poet, actor, boxer, and all around nice guy Tony Fitzpatrick talks about Tattoo history, Chicago’s art world, the working class mode of being an artist and why this is a kick-ass time and place to be.
Richard, Duncan, and Amanda bob their heads along as this legendary Chicagoan story teller entrances us with yarns of Al Capone, Nixon’s stolen election, Amanda Browder’s mom, and yes, perhaps a little ribbing of your friends to the North. (No, not Milwaukee)
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Maybe picking out a great coffee mug?
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BAT Magazine: Blunt Art Text. Like ninjas of art journalism, these evil doers sneak around and do smart, thoughtful reviews and publish them in their journal. We thought we had the drop on them, but nope the lights when out and Richard and I found ourselves tied together, laying on train tracks.
Who knew Richard was born with a prehensile tail?
It was a close one. Enjoy.
Oh Yeah, BAT is Elijah Burgher, Julia Marsh and William Staples.
Richard would like to note next to them, “[we] seem even dumber than usual.”
We are being auctioned off at Phyllis’s Musical Inn on
Thursday the 29th to benefit 40000.
AND TOTALLY, OH MY GOD!!! Duncan and Richard are announcing the first
annual art-world Kickball Tournament July 1st at Noon in Wicker Park.
Watch the blog for details.
Wesley Kimler (painter, agitator, and co-founder of http://www.sharkforum.org) slices and dices the Chicago art world. Ouch. Wesley gives us the skinny on being an artist in Chicago, who is ruining the Chicago art world, and what we can do to start turning it all around. The man is not afraid to name names and calls for the heads of many a Chicago Art world insider. Chicago, meet the “Shark.” Lets hope we are not his foe.
In theory, we will be in this week’s Time Out Chicago!!!
Bad at Sports will be on auction for the 40000 moving support fund at Phyllis’ Musical Inn (1800 W. Division St.) June 29th from 7-10pm (featuring a silent art and us auction and the musical stylings of Oh Charles!)
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Oh dear. It is a review-a-ton.
For those of you who wondered why Duncan had been muzzled as of late, your answer is here as he and Amanda rant with willful abandon (mostly Duncan).
Once again he brings shame to his family as we review shows at VON ZWECK, The Mars Gallery, NOVA, Garden Fresh, Live Box, Kasia Kay, Navta Schulz Gallery, Rowland Contemporary, Schopf Gallery, and Three Walls.
Ouch. Not a lot of love here. But so far everyone is still alive.
“Negative” this you blogosphere jerks.
This week we corner MCA Chicago Curator and generally popular guy, Dominic Molon. We ask him about Wolfgang Tillmans and what the MCA thinks it’s doing for Chicago Art. Joy Division! Photography! The Challanges of the ’12×12′ project! What is wrong with the 12 x 12 series?
Dominic explains whose fault it really is that Chicago Artists are not getting out there. We also discuss the latest installment of the Focus series: Maureen Gallace.
Duncan and Richard again “shit” the bed with formal and public apologies to Museum Curators and please, let this stand as our apology to the little people out there: We meant no disrespect. Your size is just… just… just… funny?
Is it OK to admit that in this sort of thing? Duncan and Richard are stupid, is that OK? Amanda is lovely, so it’s OK if she is occasionally slow. Oh yeah, and Duncan grossly miscalculates his role at Bad at Sports and tries to fire everyone. He is still begging to get back on the show and we’ll have to see about that.
Next Week: it is Angry Letter time as The Boys and Girl hit the streets for a review frenzie.
For some reason there is lots of naughty language in this show, not for the sensitive listeners, as if we had them.