Is it Art or Fart? Launch on Wednesday

For Your Art & Family Bookstore Present:

Is It Art or Fart? Launch party

Above: Franz West and Mary Heilman feeling the book

Is It Art or Fart? collects images found on the street that happen to bear uncanny resemblances to great works of contemporary art. It began as a blog run by two friends whose obsessive preoccupation with contemporary art spilled over into the recognition of "fart" - bogus versions of art everywhere. The sightings are a funny testament to how art has changed, and show the world as one big readymade. Includes unintentional appropriations of Richard Prince, Forcefield, Doug Aitken, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, and the rest of your favorites! Is It Art or Fart? is designed by Brian Roettinger in the format of a Penguin Classic pocketbook

Launch party includes a short slide show with commentary.

Paul Mccarthy:

Martin Kippenberger:

Ed Ruscha:

Tracy Emin:

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