Art.sy: What artist, artwork(s), or art-related project epitomizes 2012 for you, and why?
Bill Powers: For this time of year, I'd pick a Dan Colen
confetti painting...moments like these never last. His words. And, I guess, mine. I will always associate 2012 with Richard Phillips
’ First Point
painting. My wife made the wetsuit Lindsay Lohan wears in that picture. And did you see his Gagosian show on the Artforum
best of 2012 list? WOW!
Art.sy: What work from Art.sy’s Art of Gifting collection would you most like to give?
BP: It's interesting to see Ed Ruscha
create a palindrome photograph echoing one of his better known mountaintop landscape paintings.
Art.sy: In an ideal world, what other artworks would you like under your tree?
BP: I recently discovered this art cash Andy Warhol
made in 1971. You can buy them (for now) on my website at ExhibitionA.com for $300 a bill.
Art.sy: Are there artist(s) you will be watching in 2013? If so, whom?
Art.sy: Can you share with us your favorite holiday film or production?
BP: It's a tie between Bad Santa and Trading Places.
About Bill Powers: My novella, What We Lose in Flowers, was published by Karma in March with cover art by Richard Prince. My next book is a collection of artist interviews published by Gagosian next month with cover art by Adam McEwen. I also own half gallery in New York. I've written about contemporary art and culture for The New York Times off-and-on since the late 1990s. I co-founded ExhibitionA in 2010. We make limited edition prints with an amazing array of contemporary artists.