Art History in the News: The Economist interviews Nic Rad

“At the intersection of art and social media is what, exactly? Not much, or at least nothing terribly interesting. That is, until Nic Rad, a Brooklyn-based artist and rabble-rouser, launched his PeopleMatter project. This involves him painting a series of 99 portraits of journalists, media personalities, bloggers and “infolebrities”, and then giving them away for free through his gallery show at Chelsea’s Rare Gallery (which recently closed).”

Reading this interview, it amazes that Andy Warhol did not come up when discussing his art.  I mean, his work resembles Warhol’s silkscreens.

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