ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.
On Saturday, an old man set up a stall in Central Park near Fifth Avenue selling “spray art” for $60 per canvas. He was able to sell a few canvasses to three tourists for a total of $420—which isn’t so bad for someone selling street art. Graffiti artist Banksy revealed that the stall was actually a one-time pop-up shop that belonged to him, and the New York Post reports that the art could be worth as much as $31,000.
This photo is from German artist and photographer Michael Wolf, who I discovered via Tyler Cowen. It’s part of a series of photos of people crammed into crowded Tokyo subway trains. Also incredible is Wolf’s installation “The Real Toy Story,” which consists of 20,000 toys made in China and bought in California that Wolf attached to a wall with photos of the workers who made the toys. Really, all the photos in his portfolio are terrific.