Why Older Artists Are Ahead at the Auction Houses

An upward trend (age-wise) at the auction houses is underway; this week’s New York magazine has an article by Alexandra Peers arguing that it’s not necessarily about age vs. youth, but due instead to past over-productivity on the part of many younger...

Quimby the Mouse by Chris Ware

Quimby the Mouse, by Chris Ware. Music by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto. A video made by Ware for “This American Life–Live!”, in which an episode of the radio show was performed live onstage by Ira Glass and many of the show’s regular...
Abe’s Penny

Abe’s Penny

Today I came across a subscription service called Abe’s Penny through Cool Hunting. Described as a “micro-magazine” the project consists of postcards that combine one artist with one writer. Over the course of a month a story unfolds. via Cool...
Mini Fair at Chicago’s minidutch

Mini Fair at Chicago’s minidutch

Minidutch director Lucia Fabio has always been particularly good at thinking through her gallery’s raison d’etre with every exhibition she presents. Each show at this Chicago-based alternative space not only offers a window into the thinking processes of...

Chicago Land Use, Interpreted

Ever wonder where your “shit, condoms, and dead pet gerbils” wind up after you’ve flushed them down the toilet? Well, wonder no more. The folks at Pruned have mapped it all out for you in a project titled “A Fantasy Itinerary for a CLUImidwest...