A misunderstanding between the Publisher of Art In America Magazine and its own Art Department has created a putrid cloud of publicity for one of America's oldest and most respected art magazines. Meanwhile, the magazine's "snafu" has given Gallery 1,2--America's newest art & (occasional) sculpture gallery--a lavendar-fresh spritz of fame. "The Art In America cover story was intended to feature art which deserves respect and attention. Lights, Camera, Teddy! is an insult to fine art AND stuffed animals", said the apologetic Art in America Publisher, Gus Oftwind. Immediately, The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation thesarf.org fired back: "Stuffed animals are people too, regardless of the fact that they are neither people nor animals... The Teddy you exploit is now a prisoner of his own fame and a ripe target for 'domesticated-dog-on-fake-bear violence'--an escalating issue facing America", stated Wendy MItchell, SARF Founder, as she cuddled her own protected bear, Sir Snugglelot.
Regardless, the magazine issue has already sold out, and ironically, is no longer considered a magazine, but rather a limited-edition print of 65,708 + 1AP, currently on exhibit at the Museum of Spiral Logic.
Unfortunately, many in the art world continue to plug their collective noses with miniature recreations of Claes Oldenburg-inspired clothespins.
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