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10 Famous Artists on Twitter

[Updated 8/14, 10AM]

In no particular order, but the order I thought of them:

1. Richard Prince — 960 Tweets including:
https://twitter.com/RichardPrince4/statuses/367277370950291456

See? Famous!

2. Vito Acconci — 1 Tweet:

Superfamous, but alas it’s unlikely that it’s Acconci who made the clever account. He hasn’t owned up to it that I know of. Maybe I’ll ask him at this.

3. John Lurie — 3,201 tweets including:

John Lurie just kicks ass. Example Example Example
I wanted an example from a Jim Jarmusch movie, but there weren’t even clips on YouTube. Someone tweet me something great and I’ll add it.

Here’s a great John Lurie clip:

4. Marilyn Minter — 410 tweets including:

How awesome is that? I thought I knew Marilyn Minter’s work pretty well, but I’d never seen anything like this before.

5. Hank Willis Thomas — 8,142 tweets including:

This guy is prolific in his art and prolific on social media. Mostly tweets about his own work, but his work is great so we forgive him.

6. Raymond Pettitbon — 9,860 tweets including:

AND

Have fun deciphering! I once spent about an hour with a friend working on one of these. It’s like cryptic crossword clues in the London Times. BURMA SHAVE!

7. Yoko Ono — 5,630 tweets including:

Ooooooooh, Yooooookooooooo.

8. Queen Latifah — 921 tweets including:

(Kidding, but does anyone read past the first couple?)

8. Nayland Blake — 6,434 tweets including:

(That was the real 8 for those paying attention.)

9. Bo Bartlett — 3,318 tweets including:

(And now I’m just shouting myself out. Shameless.) Bo’s rad though. Paintings all over the US in probably a dozen twenty-three (23) museums and public collections. His sweet and lovely wife Betsy Eby is also great on Twitter! I’d have included her outright, but Bo’s more famouser. For now.

10. William “G.E.N.I.U.S.” Powhida — 19,564 tweets including:

(Bill’s famous, right?)

10. AA Bronson (What? I had two 8’s, I can have two 10’s.) — 582 tweets including:

Hasn’t tweeted for a month or so since arriving in Germany, but he’s definitely super famous from when he was in that bluesy American rock band from Houston with Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard.

Update 1 – 2am-ish.

Who am I missing? So far, I’ve gotten a few suggestions on Twitter. Still editing. Maybe.

Update 2 – Added blurbs about Marilyn Minter, Raymond Pettitbon, Hank Willis Thomas, and Bo Bartlett. Other famous artists will be in a forthcoming 10 (More) Famous Artists on Twitter if you put them in the comments, I’ll credit you! I’ve definitely got to add Mickalene Thomas, Tom Sachs, and others…

Hey Museums, WordPress now Pushes to Tumblr

Update (moments after Publishing) – Here’s what the following WordPress post looks like when pushed to  Tumblr:

What this blog post looks like when pushed to Tumblr using WordPress’s new option in the “Publicize” feature.

I just read a couple articles about the new integration of a push-to-Tumblr option for new WordPress blog posts. This may be helpful for museums who’ve established a large following on WordPress, but want to share easily with the growing community on Tumblr.

Caveat: I don’t ever recommend sharing with a community that you don’t check in on. If you’re posting on Tumblr, but not checking to see if you have messages, reblogs, etc. there, you’re not really part of that community at all. The obvious analogue for this is the infamous pushing of Facebook posts to Twitter!

The one thing which seems to be missing is a preview feature. I’ll test it out with this post and see how it looks. Apologies if it’s incoherent, but here’s hoping it looks clean and works well. Articles:

“Earlier today WordPress.com turned on the ability to push new blog posts to Tumblr, alongside the existing capability to do so for Twitter, Facebook, et al. This is interesting for a few reasons….” – Matt Mullenweg

“The second you publish a new post on WordPress.com, you can instantly share it on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and now Tumblr with a feature called Publicize. This helps you get exposure to multiple audiences without having to manually share your content on all your favorite social sites.” – Justin Shreve (WordPress)

28 Twitter-Sourced Destination Museums

ADDED 10/4/2011 – Link to an organized spreadsheet of these museums and more is HERE! Special thanks to superstar digital interns @PtheFigg, @MELgoesROAR, and @MarDixon. Additional assistance and teasing provided by the indefatigable @MuseumSukkel.  – MN

Original Post:
Today I asked twitter friends to help me think of some “destination museums.”

Without a definition beyond the implications of the examples, responses were all over the map (literally and figuratively). Here are the responses pretty much in the order I received them and unedited.* All twitter handles should work as hot links and the date stamps should link to the original tweets.

o5man: Museums in Doha, Qatar @QatarMuseumsAut @MathafModern @MIAQatar #destinationmuseums22 minutes ago

jermychrstpher: the Ludwig Museum in Cologne Germany to see Kienhotlz’s portable war memorial.1 hour ago

joanieStudio:and on the outdoor note, groundsforsculpture.org opening a new 7 acre addition tomorrow. They have indoor space 2.2 hours ago

agasab: I’d add the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark to the list. Have you been? Beautiful setting, amazing art.2 hours ago

studiowatermark: “destination” museums: @the_clark, Dalí Museum in Figueres, Spain; Castelvecchio Museum (Scarpa), Villa Rotunda (Palladio) –  2 hours ago

holartbooks: a couple destination museums that come to mind: @inhotim (Brumadinho, Brasil), and @crystalbridges (Bentonville, AR)2 hours ago

rwetzler: Tate St Ives?2 hours ago

cindyhwang: Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum – they’re opening a new wing in October too!3 hours ago

kaylarak: Cornell’s Johnson Museum is @HFJMuseum…. it’s where i cut my #museumnerd teeth. “Gorges” IM Pei building1 hour ago

NoGoPhoto How about @StormKingArtCtr? Not a traditional idea of a museum, but still…3 hours ago

sirintugbay: Istanbul Modern (Istanbul), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)?
4 hours ago

CRHolland: James Turrell Museum in Colomé, Argentina: bit.ly/rfkYZJ
4 hours ago

TheodoreArt: how about @serralves_twit?4 hours ago

zoesalditch: Uffizi (Florence)4 hours ago

mambolica: There’s @ROMtoronto (Toronto) @Civilization (Ottawa/Hull) @metmuseum (NYC) and @rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) for a start.4 hours ago

gmdlt: Benesse House Museum, Naoshima Islamd, Japan. Designed by Tadao Ando4 hours ago

Jamesmartincole: Dan Flavin institute?4 hours ago

tricia_gilson: Surely the Vatican Museum is a destination museum. The museum itself doesn’t tweet but the Vatican does @news_va_en4 hours ago

l_wil: The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art in Auburn, AL.4 hours ago

kholdesign: add storm king sculpture park, milwaukee art museum for architecture – 5 hours ago

And a bonus link to a New York Mag article on destination museums from Erin Goldberger a.k.a. thescrambledegg: i remembered reading this awhile ago when searching for bilbao nymag.com/arts/art/featu…4 hours ago

* While I can’t imagine anyone coming to New York City just to go to the Metropolitan Museum, I’m sure it happens. I’d been thinking about museums that are pretty much the main or only major attraction which brings visitors in from out of town. I went to Minneapolis for the Walker, but also for Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minnesota Historical Society, Soap Factory, and a bunch of other places.

Twitter Following vs. Visitorship for 50 NYC Museums – A Museum Nerd Infographic

Font size corresponds to the ratio of twitter followers to museum visitors. Museums are listed in order of fewest to most visitors. (Click to expand.) Special thanks to my friends at the Official Museum Directory.