Found Objects 14/01/13

Top stories of the week include a portrait of a future queen and the new single by a former one. Read on…

  • There was much derision heaped upon Kate Middleton’s first officical portrait. My favourite was this example by Mark Hudson in the Telegraph
  • Bowie records an album in secret. But hold on, wasn’t this the subject of his so called golden tweet a few years back. Anyway, L-Magazine looks forward to the release
  • Mark Landis is a prolific art forger who gives away his work and calls it philanthropy. Meet this strange customer on the Daily Serving
  • The New York Times reviews a major Nam June Paik show at Smithsonian American Art Museum and finds the Korean artist worked best when he kept things “on screen“
  • Charlotte Higgins provides a write up of the 2013 Catlin Guide complete with some entertaining quotes from director Justin Hammond
  • This is too sad. Jorge Selarón, who designed an iconic flight of steps in Rio, was found dead on his most celebrated artwork
  • Art21 posted a film about and with artist Richard Serra. The sculptor talks about the importance of process in making any sort of visual art
  • Writer, musician and performer Paul Dutton has insightful things to say about the businessification of the arts. Check out his piece in impressive new magazine Wild Culture
  • I hought Art on the Underground was impressive but it seems in Stockholm they take Metro art to another level. Check out the gallery on Beautiful Decay
  • Finally but not leastly, Ralph Steadman’s longstanding friend Robert Chalmers makes a compelling case for the artist’s greatness, with support from Johnny Depp.

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