City Paper is not for tourists
Keeping tabs on what’s being said about the D.C. arts scene outside of the District
ArtDC Despite mentions in Country Living and Interior Design magazines, this year’s effort to bring a large-scale international art fair to the District didn’t get much traction nationally. Roger Atwood, writing for Bloomberg News, yawns: “A work on paper by multimedia artist William Christenberry goes for $5,500. A chromogenic print on aluminum by photographer Kerry Skarbakka can be had for $3,000. The Armory Show this isn’t.”
Chuck Brown We’re About the Business, the new album from the go-go godfather, sold 16,500 copies in its first week, debuting on the Billboard album chart at number 37. (Smack between Norah Jones and Mims—-there’s a sitcom plot in here somewhere.) Rolling Stone, as it does with most albums, gave it three stars; Esquire uses the album as an excuse for a brief go-go primer.
* CORRECTION, 6/4: Gaitán’s name was originally misspelled as “Gaitain.”