Originally Posted by mordecai
Agree. Her art is bad and her recordings are terrible. She isn't really taken seriously. She exists with Mike Mills, Harrell Fletcher, Mark Borthwick, et al in the sentimental/precious guilty pleasure area of her artworld peers between contemporary art (Banks Violette and Sterling Ruby) and popular street art (Shepperd Fairey and Banksy). I think some artists get paid attention to here that might not elsewhere, due to the LA obsession with dramatic celebrities. Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan are good examples...the most tragic at least. Anyways, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher apparently used to show up drunk at parties and get into huge public fights that would involve them hitting each other and her flashing strangers. Just what I've heard.
Involvment in the film world also helps, I mean more than 1% of the population actually cares about films enough to see stuff beside absolute certified classics with 40 yrs or more of recognition (kinda funny art is the other way around). Blake and Duncan were also a really good looking couple, which is a plus in LA (and elsewhere). I don't see much of a popular street art connection with July though, care to explain that positioning? BTW Sterling Ruby isn't shitty, in case that was your point (don't think it was).
Since we derailed: Foo, you seem to have handled the situation quite correctly, cheers.