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the Choecial network

By David Van Gough, published on Feb 3, 2012

living homeless, landing in jail (for punching a security guard in Tokyo) and traveling like a creative hobo before the company finally floats itself ,earning him a potential $200 million.

The company of course is Facebook and the artist David Choe. It's a good story, and archetypal rags to riches tale, a modern day road to Damascus if you will, and more power to him.

Except, Choe-a one time Beverly Hills high school alumni, and son of real estate agent's, has been on the so called 'fringe' for over ten years, earning quite the resume and with his bad Barron Storey knock... (more)

Tags: facebook, david choe, grafitti art

Eminently Unqualified

By David Van Gough, published on Dec 16, 2011

Emin, of course is famous for her unmade bed, and infamous for making a complete drunken ass of herself on British television. I actually prefer her latter contribution if I'm perfectly honest. And now Emin, who recently contributed the most risible etchings for a series entitled "Love is what you want", is to be the shaper of young, impressionable minds, the yardstick (or charcoal stick) for every budding young da Vinci or Blake-a former pupil of the college. Of course-like Art sales-it's all about the name...I daresay attendance at the Royal academy shall be healthy this coming semester,... (more)

Tags: tracy emin, contemporary art, the tate

Being Sold a Pup

By David Van Gough, published on Dec 2, 2011

The journo literally falls over herself with soliloquy, setting the muck and brass scene of a Northern working class family and a boy innocently daubing at the kitchen table, before relating that a recent exhibit of 16 pieces sold out in a mere 14 minutes (gasp),from collectors as far as America, garnering a staggering £18,200 (almost $30,000).

Reading on we discover that Dad Kieth-a former electrician-is something of a hobbyist himself and is in fact an art dealer and young Keirons agent.

Hmm...pushy Stage mum syndrome anyone?

Of course, little Kieron is not the first... (more)

Tags: art media, kieron williamson, child prodigy

Turner Classics

By David Van Gough, published on Nov 22, 2011

Former Turner prize winners have included such notable entries as Rachel Whiteread's plaster cast interior entitled with obligatory irony-'House' and Chris Offli's 'No woman no cry', a primitive portrait decorated with dry elephant dung. This year promises to be rather more subdued-though no less a sensation-with the tabloids in on the joke with the usual fake apoplexy-Karla Black's painted bin liner sculptures, Martin Boyce's wonky bin. Trash if you like. One of the entries this year however, is a practitioner of traditionalism-someone whom you could say is a true recipient of an... (more)

Tags: turner prize, british contemporary art, george shaw

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