The Week at Work + Play with 20x200
Loyal Sunday readers—all we wanna do is sit back, catch up with our newsfeed, and read, read, read! We bet you're feeling that too, so we're gonna help you out with a feast of links, links, links to what we've been talking about at 20x200 this past week.
• First up, Jen got back from a whirlwind of a trip at Portland's art and tech conference XOXO. Be on the lookout for a soon-to-debut The New Disruptors podcast featuring Jen and other creative do-it-all types Zoë Salditch and Mike Merrill. Just looking at Jen's Twitter feed it seemed like summer camp for smarties—and nobody wanted to go home.
• Which one of 20x200's artists has been a geologist for nearly 30 years? The answer, revealed.
• Jay Maisel, neighbor of JBG, sold his former bank building to real estate tycoon Aby Rosen. And hearts broke up and down the Bowery. Tip via Lockhart Steele.
• SF Girl by Bay blogger and designer extraordinaire Victoria Smith told us she wants to be reincarnated as Grace Coddington!
• This week, 20x200 released a gorgeously dazzling and mysterious print, Camera Shop, by the newest artist to join the 20x200 fam, Brooklyn's Gretchen Scherer. She's our lovely zombie-slayer.
• Thursday we wrote an ode to our art and tech startups in New York who're asking for advice on how to adorn their walls with 20x200 prints.
• "Your female characters are so strong their hugs hurt." Just some feminist jokes about superheroes.
• Instagram curates its first-ever exhibition. How will this change photography-as-we-know-it? No idea yet, but find out for yourself this weekend when you can take a look at the exhibition this weekend at Photoville in the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
• One 20x200 team member (who shall go nameless) has found her newest guilty pleasure in reading Gone Girl before the Ben Affleck-starring movie comes out in a few weeks. C'mon, the Onion's A.V. Club gave the book an "A-" and that's good, right?
• Whether you're headed out to EXPO Chicago—or just wondering what's happening at the fair—here's a nice visual tour of the art on view at Navy Pier. If fairs aren't you're style, here's a list of the latest not-fair art-exhibitions opening in Chicago.
• P.S. If you're thinkin' bout Chicago, you might get chock full of nostalgia with Aaron Straup Cope's prettymaps (chicago) or Ann Toebbe's Beating the Rug.
With art for everyone,
Jen Bekman + Team 20x200
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