Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cleveland Indians Will (Mostly) Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo


After consistent protests and requests from, the Cleveland Indians have decided to phase out their use of the “Chief Wahoo” logo.

More via the NY Times, here. Thanks to Chris Rawson for the heads up on this story.



Toilet humor is easy when you get goverment handouts


The Guggenheim “toilet” prank is comical. What we don’t find comical is how the curator, Nance Spector, and the Guggenheim don’t seem to have a problem with the subsidies and perks the museum gets from its federally granted tax-exempt status (see bottom of p.12). Typical artistic-political gesture; all theory and no practice.


Texas homeowner uncovers Sol Lewitt, er…artwork?

Well, the usual Conceptual Art question applies here: How exactly do we understand the physical manifestation of Conceptual Art?

Artsy’s Isaac Kaplan has more.


Should the Trump-commissioned border wall prototypes be national monuments?

MAGA adviser Sergio Munoz Sarmiento comments on ‘Fox & Friends First.



Metropolitan Museum Says Non-New Yorkers Will Have to Pay Admission

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has changed its admissions policy, which as of March 1 requires non-New Yorkers to pay a fixed entry fee.

So much for the public good. More here.


School principal destroys images of art containing nudity


François Boucher, Brown Odalisque (1745). Courtesy of the Louvre.

At the school, principal Jeni Buist was found destroying the pictures of nude works from the Art Box and other publications in the school library. “She said she was putting the postcards and paintings in the shredder at the request of the school district so they wouldn’t be distributed again,” sheriff Chad Jensen

More here.


Marvel gives fans limited permission to create comics

We don’t have a problem with content owners dictating, via licensing, how we can and cannot use their content. What we do have a problem with is the romantic belief that art is somehow outside of the law. If lawyers (overly cautious and risk-averse as they are) make for bad art, 2017 has shown us that museums and art schools aren’t far behind.


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