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Someone is Parodying Jeffrey Deitch on Twitter

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from Culture Monster, the LA Times blog:

Who is parodying Jeffrey Deitch on Twitter?
August 16, 2010 | 12:25 pm

Someone on Twitter doesn't like Jeffrey Deitch, and the person has channeled his or her feelings into parody.

Last week, a Twitter account named @FakeDeitch started sending out messages that appear to mimic Deitch, the former gallery owner who recently became the head of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

The tweets include remarks directed toward MOCA staff, Eli Broad and Times art critic Christopher Knight...

As of Monday morning, @FakeDeitch had sent out 44 tweets and amassed a following of 119 Twitter users -- all in less than one week.

It's not known who is behind the @FakeDeitch account on Twitter. An attempt to get the user to reveal his or her identity has so far gone unanswered. A spokesperson for MOCA said that the museum has no connection with the Twitter account.

Millions Of Barrels Of Oil Safely Reach Port In Major Environmental Catastrophe

excerpted from The Onion, August 12, 2010:

In what may be the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, the supertanker TI Oceania docked without incident at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Monday and successfully unloaded 3.1 million barrels of dangerous crude oil into the United States.

...Vast amounts of the black, toxic petroleum in the ship's hold were unloaded at an alarming rate into special storage containers on the mainland.

From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.

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First Major US Museum Retrospective of Paul Thek at the Whitney, October 21, 2010–January 9, 2011

text: Whitney Museum press release

NEW YORK, August 6, 2010. An artist who defies classification, Paul Thek (1933–1988), the sculptor, painter, and creator of radical installations who was hailed for his work in the 1960s and early 70s, then nearly eclipsed within his own short lifetime, is the subject of an upcoming retrospective co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Carnegie Museum of Art. Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the work of the legendary American artist, debuts in the Whitney’s fourth-floor Emily Fisher Landau Galleries, from October 21, 2010 to January 9, 2011; it travels to Carnegie Museum of Art, from February 5 to May 1, 2011, and then to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, from May 22 to September 4, 2011.

BP Rebranded: New Logos Announced in Greenpeace UK Competition


from Greenpeace UK:

We have a winning logo!
Now tell BP where to stick it!

Three months ago we asked you to create a more appropriate logo for BP than a shiny green sunflower.

Now you've chosen one. It's a logo that reflects the tragic consequences of the company's reckless determination to extract oil at any cost.

The time has come to spread BP's new logo far and wide. Put it up as your Facebook profile picture, or stick it somewhere in the real world.

We've created a few handy sticker-sized logos you can print off, but really it's down to you to decide where to put them. Get creative. Send us your pictures and we'll share them on.

The winner:

Happy Birthday Andy

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Andy Warhol

Birth name: Andrew Warhola

Born: Born August 6, 1928

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died: February 22, 1987

New York, New York

Are BP and the Government Trying to Hide Millions of Dead Fish and Wildlife?

Scientists found this sperm whale 77 miles south of the Deepwater Horizon spill site off the Gulf Coast.

August 4, 2010. As BP and the US Government insist that the oil spill is now under control, perhaps what has really been "controlled" is public access to millions upon millions of corpses of innocent animals - birds, fish, whales - as part of an insidious cover up.

Excerpted from Karl Burkart's blog in Mother Nature Network:

Firsthand accounts and leaked photos of a secret BP processing facility - possibly for dead animals - point to a massive cover up in the Gulf. An exclusive report.

Dead Turtle remains, Ship Island, Mississippi

Interview With The Hole's Kathy Grayson

August 3, 2010. An interview with The Hole's Kathy Grayson, conducted by your friend and mine Yasha Wallin, just appeared in Hint Magazine. Not Quite Open for Business, the inaugural exhibition at The Hole, at 104 Greene Street in the heart of the SoHo tenderloin, is up through August 21.

Here are interview excerpts and photos.

When Jeffrey Deitch announced in January that he was closing his legendary Deitch Projects to head up L.A.'s MOCA, a collective shudder rippled through downtown New York. But his staff members were too busy planning their next move to mourn the departure of their overachieving mentor for long. Just one month after the final New York show, Deitch's former directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman have emerged with their own gallery, The Hole.

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