the art world’s latest way of eating its young

http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/jerry-saltz-on-alex-israel-and-eating-our-young.html

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis, 2016. Acrylic and UV ink on canvas

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis, 2016. Acrylic and UV ink on canvas

“Recent reports found Murillo, for instance, destroying his passport on a plane and saying things like “The West is a salivating penis.” I feel bad for this 30-year-old. ”

 

Photographer sends cease and desist letters to Richard Prince and Gagosian

http://hyperallergic.com/183036/photographer-sends-cease-and-desist-letters-to-richard-prince-and-gagosian/

“It is sacrosanct and a fundamental part of the core fabric of American society and culture that every individual’s original work and livelihood is entitled to be protected from the unauthorized use and appropriation by corporations or individuals. This principle, embodied in the copyright law, is something that is profoundly meaningful to me and more importantly, is absolutely critical and necessary for the artistic community to which I am honored to belong. It is a principle that I, along with many others, intend to lend my voice, integrity and passion to strongly upholding.”