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October 24, 2006

Art and Fashion Bounty

Filed under: media — alecsothblog @ 10:32 pm

Related to my post on Brice Marden, the current art issue of W magazine has 45 pictures by Stephen Shore of Marden’s Hudson River home. Not one picture shows a Bounty paper towel. (Nor did Leibovitz’s portrait for Vogue).

I wasn’t invited to the W Magazine Art issue party at Pace. The New York Post made it sound pretty interesting:

October 19, 2006 — NUDITY was the topic at the dinner Fairchild head Patrick McCarthy held in honor of W magazine’s first art issue at the Pace Wildenstein gallery in Chelsea the other night. “I was recently at an art function in Denmark when a man stood up during a speech and started shouting, ‘This is not art,’ ” said Pace Wildenstein’s part-owner Marc Glimcher. “The beautiful blonde he was with also stood up and pulled down her pants. The man then grabbed her posterior . . . It was odd.” The crowd checking out Richard Tuttle‘s art installation included WWD chief Ed Nardoza, W creative director Eddie Leide, Chuck Close, Brice Marden, Richard Prince, Mike Ovitz, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Si Newhouse, Francisco Costa and photographer Phillip Lorca DiGorcia, who inexplicably fell out of his chair onto the floor during Tuttle’s speech.

Nevertheless, I did make it into the Blackbook art issue. Read James Frey’s nice piece about me here. Yes, that James Frey. Read a little blub (minus the fact-checking) here.


  1. Has Philip been drinking again?
    Alec (Or anyone else for that matter) any ideas if the magazine is available for purchase in the UK?

    Comment by Theodore Williams — October 25, 2006 @ 5:08 am

  2. Separated at birth?

    Alec – are you by any chance related to Green from Scritti Politti?

    Comment by guybatey — October 25, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  3. Alec,
    got the BB ish a few weeks ago. Great job on Maggie.
    One question though. What the $!!$%&!’s up with that cat!

    Comment by jmgiordano — October 25, 2006 @ 7:32 am

  4. Now that really is a rave review by James Frey, well deserved I might add.

    Comment by Stephan — October 25, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

  5. By the way, am I the only one to whom the whole Brice Marden / Bounty article seems fake ? It feels like the whole thing is paid for by P & G. Why would they go so far out of their way to promote tht stuff in an article like that ? Maybe I’m just not used to their style of journalism.

    Comment by Stephan — October 25, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

  6. They spelled Philip Lorca DiCorcia wrong!


    Comment by Ross — October 25, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

  7. I guess you haven’t read James Frey’s ridiculous fantasy about what a cool and tough drug user he was. It glorifies everything that I see your photos fighting against. Am I the only reader who finds this disturbing? guess so…

    Comment by James P. — December 20, 2007 @ 1:42 am

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