In the spririt of Art Basel Miami and being “in” or “out”, this was written by artist Richard Prince about magazines, their lists and inclusion and exclusion:
“More shit list. (And this isn’t even fair).
Art Forum. It sucks. Okay your ads are all right and yes, you did write about Liz Larner, (finally) but that’s about it. Who are you writing for? October? Better question… what are you trying to hide? I need a fucking dictionary or some CIA cipher to decode your language. “Check out the big brain on Brad”. Fucking relax will you?
Art News… the worst. I just read a review of my work in the your magazine and you said good things about it. Do you know how that made me feel? Terrible. At least in the past you ignored what i did and when and if you said anything at all you dismissed my work in a sentence or two, describing it as “awful” and “not worth a second look”. Stick with the insults and I’ll take you off the list.
Art Review…I hate your power lists. I use to be on them and now I’m not and I’m thankful for not being included. Your fucking list is moronic and embarrassing. And if you ever put me on again and I will sue your stupid asses for as much as the law allows. Your idea of power is inconsequential to someone like me. The only reason you exist is because the lights are on in my studio. I have fucking valet parking in front of my studio. That’s fucking power assholes.
Frieze Art Magazine, (for the life of me I open it up and I have no idea what I’m looking at). Your magazine is confusing. The graphics are all over the place. I’m not sure if I’m looking at an ad or an article. Way to much video and sound art. Artists aren’t good with video and sound. Charlie Fucking Bronson and Burl Ives. Write articles on them. That’s sight and sound. Artists aren’t professionals. We’re loners and lazy and anti-social and try to get away with as much as we can. I can hardly plug in my Apple.
ArtInfo.Com… There’s no information worth reading on your stupid ass site and yes I realize you fucking idiots sometimes follow what I say and sometimes even re-publish my blather and crap, ( I would hope by now you would come to realize that it’s Bird Talk)… but I’m not going to shut up just because you continue to exist. (Just to let you know… I hope you fuck off and die and go out of business and leave the art world to me. Why me? Because I AM the fucking art world).” (Image: Richard Prince, via Jerry Saltz, Facebook)