NEW YORK: The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction (AFCRPAAaA*)

Art Fag City - Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction

Tomorrow night, February 23rd, New York-based art blog, ART FAG CITY (lead by art critic, Paddy Johnson) will host The Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction (AFCRPAAaA*) celebrating everything Johnson and her team of art critics care to “call out” in the art world as they see it: the good, the bad, the ugly and the ridiculous. Prepare for a night of entirely too much.

“Find out what it’s like to be an Art Fag. We spend our days talking about our favorite genitals in the art world, and we want you to do the same! In that spirit, we’ve left one name blank for each Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Award, and we’re inviting our readers to nominate the final entrant. The final winner will be decided by our esteemed panel of judges, William Powhida, Jen Dalton, and Anton Vidokle, and announced at the inaugural Art Fag City Rob Pruitt Art Awards and Auction* this February 23rd.” – Art Fag City

The official list of nominees for the Art Fag City Rob Pruitt* Art Awards:

Most Powerful Person in the Art World (by Bench Press)
Most Art Power rankings are useless, subjective circlejerks. This one means something.

Best Genitals
The Rob Pruitt Award for Best Genitals highlights artists who have exhibited extraordinary special parts over the past year. Entrants are judged on a mixture of attractiveness, material resonance, and deftness of presentation.

The Next Great Jerry
The Rob Pruitt Award for Best Jerry must go to the art critic or cultural commentator who best exemplifies the qualities of Saltzhood: talent, populism, baldness, and excessive friendliness.

Best Franco
The Rob Pruitt Award for Best Franco honors the art world personages who were everywhere, for no apparent reason. Entrants are judged on a combination of visibility, distinctiveness, and inexplicability.

Best Procrastinator
Art creates a world where one can do anything; the Rob Pruitt Award for Best Procrastinator highlights those who choose to do nothing. “Nothing”, of course, loosely defined: Facebook is nothing, Twitter is nothing, putting on horse costumes with Emmanuel Perrotin is definitely nothing.

Richard Kern - "Jen Haze Smiles and Irons" (1995) | PhotographRichard Kern – “Jen Haze Smiles and Irons” (1995) | Photograph

Thursday February 23rd, 2012
6:30 – 10 PM

109 Norfolk
New York, NY 10002

They haven’t announced all the details yet, but here’s what we can tell you:

-An auction with auctioneer C K Swett, featuring work and contributions by Zachary Aarons, Joshua Abelow, AIDS 3D, Greg Allen, John Baldessari, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Saul Chernick, John Giorno, Debbie Harry (yes, that one), Independent Curators International, Richard Kern, Scott Kilgour, Marilyn Minter, Stephen Petronio, Rob Pruitt, Johnny Reinhold, Felix Salmon, Alec Soth, Penelope Umbrico, and Hennessy Youngman

-Awards decided by an expert jury including Anton Vidokle, William Powhida, and Jen Dalton.

-An Award ceremony hosted by William Powhida

-Andrew Andrew to DJ

-Free bouncy rides by Nate Hill

-A pig fountain, providing a selection of smoked meats and live-gathered fresh fruits wrapped in edible gold and silver, provided by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw

-Drinks provided by Bomb Beer, Blue Moon, and White Pike Whiskey

-and special guests!*

*Not affiliated with Rob Pruitt

Additional Information

About Art Fag City
Art Fag City is New York-based art blog dedicated to providing exposure to emerging contemporary art and under-known artists. We believe that engaging in smart, critical debate helps us better define and shape the world we want, and that creative production of all forms is essential.

Art Fag City Contributors:

Editorial Director: Paddy Johnson
Editor-in-Chief: Will Brand
Associate Editor: Whitney Kimball
Associate Editor: Reid Singer
Curatorial Fellow: Anthony Espino

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