Information Overlord’s Weekend Reading Guide 1/27-1/29

This week’s installment of ‘Weekend Reading’ is a Short Attention Span Extravaganza!  I bought a Nook this week.  Suffice it to say that I’ve been reading on it non-stop to justify the purchase and convince myself I’ll actually use an e-reader.  Now that Sunday is here no more reading for me.  No more reading for anyone!  Enjoy these links.

As Barbie well illustrates, everyone in the history of art could go on a diet.
  • This video is at once annoying and endearing.  Annoying when I hear this silliness in galleries but I know it comes out of my mouth too.  It’s the eternal art paradox: the art world’s favorite pastime of making fun of itself for taking itself to seriously.  This is sh*t the art world says.
  • Film noir wished it was as cool as Weegee.   Weegee: Muder is my Business is seriously the title of the new exhibition at the International Center of Photography on the work of crime photographer, Weegee.  This guy lived a noir.  If you’re not familiar with his work this slide show can illustrate.
  • You may have seen the art meme of the pepper spraying cop sauntering through art history.  Now Barbie gives it a go.  The ubiquitous doll sits in for some of history’s most famous works of art.  More disturbing than amusing for what it has to say about our wildly unrealistic ideal female body.  This slide show is at the Guardian.
  • …and originally from wactbprot…Mondrian Pong.

Today in awesome…Mondrian Pong</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>sfmoma:</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>First Mondrian cake, then Mondrian shoes… now Mondrian pong? What’s next!?<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
artisandoflove:</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>lf:</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>on art history / zur kunstwissenschaft, nr. 279</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Love.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

Information Overlord’s Weekend Reading Guide 1/27-1/29

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