Monday, May 27, 2013

Art Crushes: 2013 Edition

 
Back in 2011 I did two posts on my art crushes at the time.  2011 seems like ages ago, right?!  Are you like me and have been looking for love in all the wrong places and that wrong place is called New York City?  Well if you are, I feel your pain and if you’re a lady trying to find a man then I say girrrrrl, I double feel your pain.  This city is tough in the gambit of love because we are all so busy and all so beautiful and all so creative and all so connected/disconnected that it makes you sometimes wish you stayed in whatever suburb, corn field, or wherever you came from (not really but you know what I mean).  Anyways, it’s hell out there and you have to have some gear to survive it and come out with a mate.  The best tool is the internet of course with its variety of sites, apps and all else that makes finding your one true love or your one true lets get awkward and drink too much and wake up at someone else’s apartment and be like “uhhhhhh” (not from personal experience (really)) feel easier but in reality it’s still hard to find true connection.  Even if you are feeling like romance and l-o-v-e will never come knocking at your door, have no fear.  What’s the worst that can happen? You die alone and miserable? Yes, that can happen but remember to relax, chill out and realize that you’re the shit and that someday the universe will send you someone who’s like “damn, you’re the shit.”  AND if that doesn’t happen at least you get to spend a lot of time with the shittiest person in the room. (jokes, I’m bad at them)

ANYWAYS…enough of that.  This is not what this post is for.  This post is to reenergize the love bug in me, possibly in you and realize that yes, the art world is full of the very best people who make me swoon, makes my brain go yaya and makes me wish many other things.  Below is an off the top of my head sampling of the fine gals and guys in the art world that is making my heart skip a beat in some way or another.


The Girls

Amalia Ulman - - - Wear all white together
Anne Temkin - - - Hair washed together
Arielle Falk - - - Drink diet coke and watch the boys pass by
Beth Noe - - - Build a sand fort
Bridget Finn - - - Fancy drinks
Bunny Rogers - - - Braid each other’s hair
Casey Jane Ellison - - - Cruise with the top down somewhere with palm trees
Darja Bajagic - - - Dance to trance
Deana Lawson - - - Go to a perfumery
Debora Delmar - - - Try on various shades of lipstick
Denise Kupferschmidt - - - Beers in the shape of a boot
Dora Budor - - - Drink margaritas the size of our heads
Elaine Cameron Weir - - - Throw rocks in a pond
Elizabeth Jaeger - - - Throw a giant ball back and forth
Gina Beavers - - - Nails did
Haley Wollens - - - Please dress me
Hayden Dunham - - - Hot Tub
Heather Gurtin - - - Very large ice cream sundaes
Helga Wretman  - - - Play doubles tennis
Jamie Felton - - - Bagels with various cream cheese options
Kate Steciw - - - Get a 24 pack and see what happens
Lauren Christiansen - - - Make me blonde
Lindsay Howard - - - Play Clue
Lindsay Lawson - - - Disco party
Leigha Mason - - - Drink lots and lots of red wine
Lutz Bacher - - - Eat shrimp cocktail
Lyndsy Welgos - - - Make me platinum
Mai Thu Perret - - - Wine and cheese
Marie Karlberg - - - Stare at each other for a while
Marlie Mul - - - Hit golf balls at a range
Maja Cule - - - Sing karaoke
Melissa Sachs - - - Play H-O-R-S-E with a basketball
Micaela Durand - - - Any full body arcade game
Olivia Erlanger - - - Wear matching swimsuits
Pati Hertling - - - Get palms read
Paula Cooper - - - Clip roses together
Penny Pilkington - - - Dance outside after a BBQ
Petra Cortright - - - Play one of those stuff animal claw games
Rachel DeJoode - - - You, me and a room full of clay
Rebecca Gilbert - - - Make hemp necklaces
Roberta Smith - - - Eyeglass shopping
Rosalind Krauss - - - Omelets and mimosas
Stamatina Gregory - - - Cappuccinos with those hearts in them
Tiril Hasselknippe - - - Make an igloo
Wendy Olsoff - - - Shopping spree
Wu Tsang - - - I wanna go clubbing with you
Xavier Cha - - - Get massages
Zoe Latta - - - Actually, please dress me (forever)


The Boys

Alex Zachary - - - Get ramen
Alex Mackin Dolan - - - Vandalize a McDonalds
Alexander Shulan - - - Hit a piñata
Andrew Russeth - - - See all the art in the world
Anthony Huberman - - - Eat at Eleven Madison
Asher Penn - - - Listen to music
Babak Radboy - - - Go to Japan
Benjamin Kellogg  - - - Fast motorcycle ride, in Tokyo
Blaize Lehane - - - Make origami
Bjarne Melgaard - - - Look at lions at the zoo
Boris Groys - - - Go to a Russian bathhouse
Brian Droitcour - - - Go to salsa club
Chen Chen - - - Buy stone
Colin Self - - - Rub on tattoos
Cyril Duval - - - Make pancakes
Daniel Buchholz - - - Smoke cigarettes and drink whisky off a balcony
Daniel Keller - - - Play ping pong
Daniel Leyva - - - Go to Hello Kitty store
Darren Bader - - - Get milkshakes
Eli Ping - - - Eat ramen
Ian Chang - - - Go to World Trade Center
Jaakko Pallasvuo - - - Talk in a park with two bottles of wine
Jayson Musson - - - Eat breakfast at a diner
Jasper Spicero - - - Walk in the woods
Jimi Dams - - - Eat chocolate croissants
Jon Rafman - - - Lie on the grass head to head
Jong Oh - - - Korean feast
Josh Kline - - - Sushi and Soju
Kai Williams - - - Buy plants
Matt Moravec - - - Sit on his shoulders and walk down Broadway
Matthew Barney - - - Spear fishing
Maxwell Simmer - - - Throw balloons filled with water off a bridge
Nik Kosmos - - - Eat a salad
Oliver Laric - - - Smell different species of leaves
Parker Ito - - - Release a lot of balloons in the air
Peter Eleey - - - Pedicures and beers
Peter Schjeldahl - - - Walk on the west side piers
Prem Krishnamurthy - - - Go furniture shopping
Ryan Lucero - - - Eat a bowl of pasta and then do ab workout
Ryder Ripps - - - Make Wagyu steaks
Sam McKinniss - - - Watch the sunrise with a bottle of champagne
Simon Denny - - - See who can eat the most rolls
Tabor Robak - - - Wear matching rugby shirts and take portraits together
Timur Si-Qin - - - Play poker
Trevor Shimizu - - - Pet puppies
Zak Kitnik - - - Eat a table full of crabs


So there that is.  Another summer, another chance to fall in love with something or someone in the art world.  If you are happily commingled with another then good for you and enjoy this sexy New York summer with your partner in crime.  If you are single and want to do more then just mingle then I wish you luck, you’ll need it.  But remember, the pond is big even though it feels small.  So everyone - look hot, have fun and be 100% you, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Art, life, and love are all so very complicated.  That’s a good thing.  It means it’s still real somehow.