Now That's What We Call Art

Categories: Art Basel


Probably my favorite stop at Art Basel was Fountain Miami, a “guerilla-style” art fair at 2841 North Miami Avenue. Here’s why: A woman writhed around on concrete in a slick, black octopus suit; the exhibiting artist responsible for Americunt; and art could be had for just $40. But check this relief from the hoity-toity: A letter addressed from the Museum of Modern Art in New York turning down an installation, Blow This Mother Fucker Up, from Fountain exhibiting artist, Greg Haberny. An excerpt: “Your plan to urinate on Monet’s Poplars at Giverny, Sunrise; your suggestion to paint a 'Hairy Beaver' between the legs of Lautrec’s The Seated Clowness and your idea to add 'a homosexual orgy' to Matisse’s The Red Studio were found to be revolting.”

Click here to see Greg Haberny's rejection letter from MoMA. --Janine Zeitlin


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