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Alan W. Moore receives 2012 Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation for his "Art Squats" book

Alan W. Moore, a frequent contributor to, has received a 2012 Arts Writers Grant for his Art Squats book.

This was announced yesterday, December 3, in a press release from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation.

The Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 grant.

Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

Art Fag City Wienerfest and Fundraiser @ Postmasters Gallery, Sunday, December 16, 3-7 PM

The Art Fag City Wienerfest and Fundraiser

Postmasters Gallery, 459 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Sunday, December 16th, 3-7 PM

Click here to purchase tickets.

Shell blocks 70,000 employees from learning about Supreme Court case

Shell Blocks Employee Access to Activist Website

71,010 employees blocked from tweeting Oprah about Supreme Court murder case

Houston, TX (October 2, 2012) — Early Monday morning, 71,010 Shell employees received an email from the company's "Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division" providing information on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a pivotal human rights case being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court. The email contained links to news stories, as well as a tool to help employees tweet their feelings about the case at key US news anchors (and Oprah Winfrey).

The only thing is, Shell has no "Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division," and they don't want publicity for the case. The email was in fact the work of an activist group called People Against Legalizing Murder (PALM), who received the list of Shell emails from what they believe to be a group of disaffected employees. (A similar leak occurred two years ago.)

Within minutes of the email being sent out, Shell internally blocked the site, preventing employees from accessing it.

Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, Contemporary Art Auction and Benefit, Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm @ Bonhams

Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation’s Contemporary Art Auction and Benefit

Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm

580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Tickets are $50. To purchase, please click here.

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) is proud to be hosting their fifth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Tuesday, October 16th from 6-9 pm. For the first year ever, the auction will take place at Bonhams New York's Madison Avenue auction house.

The silent auction will feature a collection of 30-40 works by leading contemporary artists.

Highlights of the CCBF’s 2012 Contemporary Art Auction include Andy Warhol’s Still-Life Flower, 1956, a work in ink on Strathmore paper, estimated at $14,000; Tianbing Li’s Enfant Vert, 2010, a watercolor estimated at $15,000; and a classic Richard Serra work, Level IV, 2010 estimated at $10,000. >

Auction highlights will be displayed in Bonhams’ front window on Madison Avenue beginning Wednesday, October 10.

Benefit Art Exhibition in Support of Pussy Riot, Monday September 10, Lombard Freid Gallery

Benefit Art Exhibition in Support of Pussy Riot
Monday September 10, 6 - 10 pm
Lombard Freid Gallery
518 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011

Tel 212.967.8040
Fax 212.967.0669

Amnesty International,, The Voice Project and Lombard Freid Gallery are pleased to announce a one-night benefit exhibition on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 6-10 PM at Lombard Freid Gallery (518 West 19th St., NY).

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance at or at the door. Capacity is limited! All proceeds will go to assisting families of the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot.

Tom Sachs, Space Program: Mars, Park Avenue Armory, May 16 - June 17, 2012

Tom Sachs
Space Program: Mars

Park Avenue Armory
66th Street and Park Avenue
produced by the Armory and Creative Time
May 16 - June 17, 2012

May 16, 2012.

It must be a daunting task for any artist to consider placing a body of work into a huge, cavernous void such as the Park Avenue Armory. How to fill the 55,000 square foot Drill Hall, with its high vaulted ceilings and acres of plank floor, in addition to the ornate, memorabilia filled, wood paneled corridors and regimental meeting rooms, and not have your work overwhelmed by the vastness? How to signify amid the hangings, accoutrements and sheer volume of another age?

Your Bank of America

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:24 AM

This press release, which just appeared in my Inbox and is appended fully below, would indicate that the Yes Men and/or fellow activists have once again spoofed the corporate oligarchy, this time with a bogus Bank of America website that foregrounds general public dissatisfaction with current banking practices and features a letter from the CEO in which he solicits public suggestions on how banking should be run: "We want to make sure the American people are well positioned to assert control and implement changes in the direction of banking, in the eventuality that such control becomes feasible.”

Herewith the entire text of the press release, received 24 minutes ago:


Bank of America Corporation has added a news release to its Newsroom.

Bank of America Announces “Your Bank of America” Campaign, Partnership with Taxpayers to Revamp U.S. Banking

Date(s): 18-Apr-2012 9:00 AM

As future clouds, opportunities arise for public synergy

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2012-- Bank of America today announced the launch of an unprecedented campaign to reach out to the American public for guidelines on how banking should happen. The campaign, Your Bank of America (, leverages the American public’s disaffection with today’s banking practices into a full suite of real banking solutions.

FREE ARTS NYC ANNUAL ART AUCTION Monday April 23 EYEBEAM 540 West 21st St 7-10 pm


Monday, April 23, 2012

540 West 21st Street

7 - 10 PM

To purchase tickets:

From April 13 -22, preview the art and bid on Paddle 8:

PAPER VIEW 2012, Benefit Party and Silent Auction for Manhattan Graphics Center at Bohemian National Hall, April 17, 6 - 9 pm

Benefit Party and Silent Auction

April 17, 6 - 9 pm


Event exhibition preview:
April 16, 10am - 5pm
April 17, 10am - 3pm

Benefit party with silent auction:
April 17, 6 - 9 pm

Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York City

The Von Show: even if you never look at art in bars

In a season marked by the Whitney Biennial, with art fairs and benefits for non-profit art organizations in great profusion, with the blandishments of high toned connoisseurship spiced with high octane commerce, with Spring in the air and Winter never really having arrived, with a powerful burgeoning thirst for the eternal verities, what could be better than an art show hung in a local watering hole, an exhibition that hopefully combines the hip with the possibility of a nip?

Such seems to be the rationale of local kneipe VON when they brought in artist/musician/polymath Emil Memon to organize a show during Armory Week. They were not alone in their attempts to end run the business and the busy-ness of art during this crowded moment. VON is down the street from Salon Zurcher, which provided a compact alternative to Armory hoopla by showcasing seven women artists from seven galleries. And VON is just a few blocks from both the Spring/Break "curator-driven art fair" in the Old School at Mott and Prince and also the second edition of BHQF's Brucennial, which gathered the work of 500 artists in a former theater at Bleecker and Sullivan.

Like all of these modest, downtown, indigenous and socially integrated projects, The Von Show happily avers that History is Made at Night. It goes to bat for the home team, but with an international roster of artists that provides an object lesson in "think globally, act locally."

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