Bits: 02.14.08

Mural by Minneapolis' Broken Crow, a.k.a. John Grider

• As Steve Dietz at Northern Lights ponders whether the iPhone and iPod Touch are "new spheres of public art," his Minneapolis-based digital-art organization curates Add-Art, now through Feb. 26. Artists featured on Add-Art, a Firefox extension that replaces online ads with art, include Jodi, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Vivian Selbo and others.

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, the new documentary about Montreal "street" artist Peter Gibson, makes its US debut at SXSW, through Feb. 21. Watch the trailer.

• Word of the day: Misconceptual art, "artists who shortcut to the now via conceptual art without understanding history of conceptualism."

This posting by the Vigilance Organisation in India (shot by my friend Kate) could be a Jenny Holzer Truism: "Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime."

• Christie's reports a 19 percent decrease in art sales (down to $5.1 billion) from 2007 to 2008. Plus, C-Monster gets a whiff of Greed.

• Dude loves him some Bon Jovi: Jeremy Fry captured on the Celtics Jumbotron.

• In honor of Valentine's Day, here's some meat.

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