Understanding artists by the stuff they own

Really liking the new weekly STUFF series by New York-based art blog Art F City, which illuminates artists through their stuff instead of their art. As they state, ‘Art history never elucidates the importance of the artist’s dual role as creator and person who owns STUFF, even though STUFF is important: it’s what accumulates when you make decisions.’

The series began in March with Paul Chan and his art collective Badlands Unlimited parading their stuff, like their gold star Costco member card and wooden iPad (‘When our other iPads are out of power we use this one. It’s the one device that always works’).

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