Found Objects 06/02/13

Does rock count as art? If so there can only be one major story this week. Here it is along with all the others:

  • Said rock band My Bloody Valentine release first new album for 22 years and Pitchfork give it a rare 9.1 out of 10
  • Syliva Plath also made headlines this week. London Review of Books tears into the girly cover of the 50th anniversary edition of The Bell Jar
  • Old news, but still headline worthy. Jean Paul Sartre visits Andreas Baader in jail and Der Spiegel carries newly released transcript
  • Art Info asks how Banksy built his brand and reports from the dead end this “mysterious’ figure now finds himself in
  • Pedro Velez is tired of “friends curating friends” and explains in Newcity Art that the situation is endemic in Chicago
  • Ubu web posted an album of music by, among others, Mike Kelley, above which Jean Baudrillard reads poetry. If only my French was better…
  • The Guardian reports on a missing blank cheque which is drawing crowds to the public gallery in Milton Keynes. They sound bemused.
  • Aerial photos of Ducth Tulip fields look like a software glitch. Stunning shots courtesy the ever-stimulating Animal NY
  • After the End interviews Liam Scully as the artist plans to sell off all his old work in a liquidation sale. Makes perfect sense
  • Hyperallergic profile Ragnar Kjartansson whose clowning about sounds like just what the art world needs right now (along with a new MBV album).

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