Francis Bacon, Fried

Francis Bacon, Fried

Looks like Francis Bacon is getting singed by the art press. The recently-opened Francis Bacon retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has critics seriously reconsidering this painter’s legacy. Some excerpts, and links: Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine:...
Friday’s Links Roundup

Friday’s Links Roundup

In this week’s roundup we look at a video of crash test dummies (do you remember that horrible band? I know Richard does), the Venice Biennale, and some Nazi zombies, just to name a few. I don’t know about you guys but I’m going on vacay next week....
“Ferris Bueller” at BelieveInn

“Ferris Bueller” at BelieveInn

I recently had a chance to check out part of BelieveInn’s “Out of Towners” lineup, their current show, Ferris Bueller, featuring work from Porous Walker, with Gabe Levinson and Timothy Pigott. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was, coincidentally, the...
BAS + Gallery Crawl

BAS + Gallery Crawl

I am really stoked to announce that Stephanie Burke will be posting her top picks for shows each week on BAS. All of us at BAS have followed her Gallery Crawl for some time now. For more info and to view the entire gallery crawl each week check out Stephanie’s...
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Huck Finn crashes the Venice Biennale: a habitable floating sculpture designed by the NY-based artist SWOON. From the project’s website: “The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the...
Attempted Murder of Australian Painter Cameron Sparks

Attempted Murder of Australian Painter Cameron Sparks

Sydney artist Cameron Sparks, 78, is being operated on in Royal North Shore Hospital after his 41-year-old neighbour allegedly attacked him in the backyard of one of their houses at Waverton. The latest reports are that his alleged attacker Peter Grayson, 41, was...