Friday, February 16, 2007

Art Joke Bumper Sticker Contest - Winner!

Well, in spite of some brilliant last-minute (but unfortunately ineligible) entries (read the comments, they're sprinkled throughout), the polls have closed, the votes are counted, and the winner of the Art Joke Bumper Sticker Contest is ... { drum roll, please }...

NN. "Car" -- 2006, Enamel on sheet metal, glass, steel, vinyl, aluminum, chrome, artificial rubber, hydraulics, electronics. Collection: The Artist
Submitted by Bill Gusky of Artblog Comments fame! Congrats Bill! (Mr. Gusky, any time you're in the hood, please do stop in to collect the prize!) Bill's entry received a total of 18 points.

A very close second with 15 points was

OO. Those who can do. Those who can't Duchamp
Submitted by Oriane. We'll call it close enough to qualify for a toast as well, please do stop in!

Third place was a tie (with four points each):

Q. my other car is a warhol ... submitted by "anonymous" (narrows it down, I know).
V. I'd rather be famous ... submitted by

We're probably gonna run out of Kyrgyz cognac, but do identify yourselves if you're in the gallery, and we'll offer you a hearty round of applause and appreciation (otherwise known as public embarrassment).

Thanks to all for the hilarious entries.

Labels: art joke, contest


Anonymous Oriane said...

I humbly accept runner-up status. I would like to thank the members of the Academy and of course, you, the fans, who make it all worthwhile. Really, it was an honor just to be nominated. Thank you.

2/16/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Also, let's congratulate Tony Feher...moving up after 10 years with the same gallery (NYT-Inside Art, today).


...toooo much, toooo sweet,xxx mua!

2/16/2007 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, mls, is Tony Feher moving along according to your timeline? After 10 years with D'Amelio he moves to Pace/D'Amelio?

If he hadn't moved, would his career have been stalled?

2/16/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Congratulations to Tony. But I must say, this doesn't seem like the artist moving up. It's more like the gallery moving up, in order to preempt the artist moving up on his own.

2/16/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Gusky said...

Congratulations, Tony, and thanks all you crazy artblog people out there in artblog land for your kind support! Considering the number and quality of the entries, this is indeed an honor. If you see me at Pulse this Friday don't be a stranger.

"Comment with Gratitude" -- 2007
digital media
Collection: Edward Winkleman

2/16/2007 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous markcreegan said...

nother good one Bill! You desrve it!
Wow, does Tony Feher read this blog?
Is that artist sharing deal all that new? Isnt it just a different version of a bicoastal setup?
And how bout that Alaina Heiss article?

It seems to me the Feher deal ties in with Heiss' concern. It seems he would be taking advantage of Pace's collector base while not forgetting the peeps who supported him and worked with him. Its still mostly bout da art, which is why he still be one of my art heroes!

2/16/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bill, will we recognize you from your picture here?

2/17/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bill's the man, and Tony is the 'message in the bottle'.
Always been a fan of Feher. Tuttle said early on in his career that it became fully apparent to him that trying to go up any further wasn't going to get him anywhere, and the obvious choice was to go horizontal and work that. I guess Feher is kind of the opposite: He's started from the horizontal, and having that clearly stated, kinda just lets that whole logic drop. It's all vertical again deploying a horizontal history. I guess art is truly about poetics. Otherwise a bottle is really just one of many in or out of a crate.

2/17/2007 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous ml said...

So, Edward, are you going to print up any of these bumper stickers? I for one would buy one. The world needs more visible humor.

2/17/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger prettylady said...

Hooray, Bill and Oriane! Oriane is my friend! I have smart friends! Hooray!

2/17/2007 09:31:00 PM  

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