Jumping the Shark.... Art Blogs in Art in America
Mirror.. Mirror upon the Wall.. who in Art Blogger land is the fairest of them all....???? Then the mirror answered, "O Lady Queen...."
Well.. if you haven't picked up a copy of Art in America "The World's Premier Art Magazine" yet this month.. be sure to turn to page 61 of the November'07 issue!
And no.. it's not a great critical review of the next art world American talent..... it's a 5 page
snarkfest interview with 5 of the webs most influential art bloggers! Regina Hackett(Seattle), Jeff Jahn (Portland), Roberta Fallon/Libby Rosof (Philly), Tyler Green (DC), and of course NY's own...Edward Winkleman.
The story's best line of the
long meandering article goes hands down to Edward... when asked to comment on the statement :
".... Unknown Bloggers want to be little bloggers; little bloggers want to be bigger bloggers; and bigger bloggers want to be called, as is Tyler's Modern Art Notes, "the most influential of all the visual-arts blogs" by the WSJ
Edward answered : "Of course bloggers have huge egos. Lock six bloggers in a room, throw in a mirror, and watch them tear each other apart fighting for it...."
Well.. And anyway... the last time MAO was in a SoBe hotel room with several bloggers and a mirror.. the fight over the mirror had nothing to do with EGO or even Snow White!
Nevertheless... we at MAO don't care much who's considered a big or a little blogger.. we just know they're all a bunch of
silly size queens great informative websites!!
(Photo.. by Nan Goldin...Self portrait in my blue bathroom, Berlin, 1991)