Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Maccarone gallery in the West Village produced an exhibit of artifacts from the life and times of Andy Kaufman. The items included puppets and scripts from his early years as a local children's show host, portions of his record collection, the iconic costumes of Tony Clifton and other characters, scripts, private letters and diaries spanning his career, and other ephemera.
It was both great and very weird to see Andy being recognized in the context of the art world, and like most things Kaufman it raised more questions than it answered. Intention, identity, and (appropriate to the title) reality are all intentionally obscured throughout Kaufman's work, and seemingly his private life as well. Who was the "real" Andy Kaufman? Was there such a thing? Is it art? Does it matter?
More information and better pictures can be found here.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On Sunday night the aNYthing shop (now in a new location!) hosted a party/opening/zine release for photographer Patrick Buckley. The work is stuff he shot in collaboration with the Baller's Eve radio show on East Village Radio, and includes portraits of many of the artists that they feature on the program.
Despite the balmy 2 degree weather and showing up well after the party was supposed to end, the place was still packed and the vibe was very positive. The pictures look great in the space and the accompanying zine is awesome. More info on how you can get one can be found here, or be a human and just stop by the shop.
PS The zine also includes a Baller's Eve mixtape. Get it.