The following six art blogs are doing something right.
Anonymous Female Artist aka Militant Art Bitch aka Edna
Art Fag City
Modern Art Notes
Two Coats of Paint
Charlie Finch's latest effort to titillate his boss, Artnet editor Walter Robinson, is as clueless and mean as ever, not to mention obvious in its timing. His sputter aimed at the art blogosphere came a day after the November issue of Art In America hit the stands wherein Peter Plagens has a conversation with a group of art bloggers, addressing the "growing presence of art writing online." It's an excellent and lively dialogue with one gaff by Plagens. He mistakenly allows Robinson to help him frame the conversation. It's a mistake because Artnet is very much not a blog. The line that Plagens draws to include Robinson in his intro is a weak one.
"Sometimes it's hard to tell where hard-core art publishing leaves off and blogging begins. Walter Robinson, editor of the most conspicuous online art magazine, the price-tracking and marketing services site artnet.com, says, 'I sometimes joke that we're a blog disguised as an international art magazine.'"
Robinson gets his funny inverted. Artnet is actually just another international art magazine disguised as a blog. I could spend some time taking Finch's look-at-me drivel to task, but I can't get riled up enough about it to get me past the 5 minutes I've already wasted writing this. Yesterday makes me yawn, especially when it's heaving and toothless.