Cover Girls

London's art fairs are in full swing and the art journals and blogosphere are getting blisters over - steady boys and girls - this month's W magazine. The Art Issue features two cover girls who both share surnames beginning with the letter K: Barbara Kruger and Kim Kardashian. Surprised? Selling the latter as "the queen of reality TV" playing "the role of a lifetime in the fine art of playing herself", it is left to the iconic Kruger to cover Miss Kardashian's modesty with the words, It's all about me I mean you I mean me
The art-meets-popular-culture theme continues with features on Pee-wee Herman and Johnny Knoxville sharing editorial inches with Daniel Libeskind and Juergen Teller. This issue may have the art community equally asking 'who, what, where, when and why?' as much as the reality revellers short on the who's who of the art world, but the issue is a tribute to Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame expression which resonates loudly today as it did forty-years ago. W thinks "Warhol will be proud" - the underlying question is, are we proud with this reality?

Untitled, 2010 - Barbara Kruger for W magazine
Image courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery