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October 06, 2006

October Art Quiz Winner.. Getting "Blown Away" with Post Katrina Art!

With lots of incorrect guesses.. several "who cares" and many "I have now idea cause they all look a like".. we have a winner!

It took the skills of Darin Boville, a W.C. Wrong Coast California based professional photographer to be the first to identify these five differences between these average, predictable, and unremarkable "Art" works..

And FYI...Darin's photography work looks pretty cool too.. so it's well worth checking out his much more creative and thoughtful Katrina Homage.. 2005 - Cat4 Project.

What's more amazing.. First, that these photographers with vastly different background and styles can complete photographic projects that all look the same, and secondly, three of these dull, boring & exploitive works have been shown in big high profile museums.. Jane Fulton Alt's photo was in DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, Mitch Epstein's photo is currently in the surprisingly cohesive Ecotopia Show at ICP, and the Polidori photo is currently on view since they're giving back all their looted artworks and, as if they had nothing better to display..at the NY Met.  Yikes! Well.. we can only hope these museums didn't spend any money on purchasing these gems for their collections!

Darin has wisely chosen a membership to SF MOMA. Congrat's Darin!

Here are the answers..

Jane Fulton Alt, 

Photo F

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Mitch Epstein,

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Chris Jordan,

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Photo A

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Robert Polidori,

Photo C Katrina3_1

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Stephen Wilkes...

Photo DKatrina4_1

Oh.. and by the way... 

If you've not had enough of all this repetitive and predictable Post Katrina work.. Hmmm.. Like.. how many more pretty pictures of toilets stuck in trees, and flooded out trashed houses does the world really need?

You're in luck..

I guess.. The generally bright visionary people over at my much loved Aperture Foundation have had a temporary brain cramp. Apparently they felt the need to share in all this Katrina art banality..

So Aperture has scheduled a discussion panel for this Wednesday, October 11th at 7pm in the New School, Tishman Auditorium

What's even more shocking.. As if these five "enterprising" individuals were not enough, Aperture has found four more opportunistic creative photographers : Stanley Greene, Paolo Pellegrin, Chang W. Lee, and Katherine Wolk. Who've also completed Post Katrina Photographic Projects.  Anyone else I missed??

We can only hope these artist (and galleries) are donating the proceeds/profits of whatever prints they sell to the Red Cross, or other Post Katrina charities.

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This reminds me... Mike, I've got an extra-ticket to "Katrina, A Whole Lotta Water! A Hip-Hop Musical Experience". What time should I have the chariot pick you up?

Thanks..StalkerT..
But I think I'm busy that night!
FYI.. If you get a chance, go see the Nikki S. Lee Movie @ MOMA.. it was great!

The photos certainly have a place in a HISTORY museum...

StalkerT. LOL. Awesome.
I think the movie was only this weekend. And I was here at the gallery all weekend, wrapping a concrete sculpture that is in 1,000 parts. I'll have it delivered to you shortly!

KennyT...
No need to wrap those simulated rocks up.. Dr.Quiz and I stole a big pile of them out of the gallery show already! You guys really should have nailed them down, used some glue or something!!

Perfect. They'll be in your lobby when you get home tonight!!!

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