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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Artnet.com? More like Artnot.com

Howdy!

It is gray and cold here. Hence my grumpiness. But it occurred to me that there are people out there who think that Artnet.com is a wonderful website. I've been scanning the magazine side of it for a couple of months now, and I finally figured out why it annoys me so much.

Their headquarters are in Berlin. But they don't give a rat's heinie about anything outside of the United States, or more precisely, Manhattan. Down the sidebar, they list what they call "Regional Reports." Well, here's how up to date they are:
Düsseldorf - December 30, 1999
Atlanta - November 27, 2001
Cologne - November 5, 2002
Seoul - January 27, 2003
Paris - March 5, 2004
Madrid - April 13, 2004
Basel - July 6, 2004
Tokyo - August 5, 2004
Berlin - September 24, 2004
London - November 2, 2004
Washington, D.C. - November 16, 2004
Chicago - November 24, 2004
San Francisco - November 30, 2004
Miami - December 8, 2004 (not so bad)
Brooklyn - December 14, 2004 (ok, this is up to date, but Brooklyn being called a "region," gimme a break!)
Los Angeles - December 15, 2004
Philadelphia - December 16, 2004
Italy - December 22, 2004 (yeah, this is timely, but Brooklyn being given the same weight as Italy!?!)

Given the recent brouhaha over Art in America writing about artblogs, I'd suggest these websites instead of Artnot.com's.
Atlanta - The View...
Basel - Artcore
Berlin - n-tier
Brooklyn - yeah, right!
Chicago - iconoduel
Cologne - Sorry, my German isn't all that hot.
Düsseldorf - ditto
Italy - Milan, Art-Blog
London - Cathy Lomax
Los Angeles - Rarified Air
Madrid - gotta work on my Spanish
Miami - artblog.net
Paris - Paris Art
Philadelphia - Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof
San Francisco - Anna L. Conti
Seoul - I'm tossing in the towel
Tokyo - Ditto.
Washington, D.C. - DC Art News
And then I'd add in Vancouver (Marja-Leena Rathje), Toronto (Sally Mckay), Montreal 1 & 2 (ArtTwit and Mike Patten). And if you are so inclined you can probably find scores more.

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