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Joe Girandola, "I Drop Bombs...help is on the way," 2012. Duct tape on canvas.

West Collects at City Hall – a storied initiative comes to the heart of Philly

It’s a different kind of silence than the refined quiet of an art gallery. Here at City Hall, the gentle ‘tap-tap’ of keyboards and the quiet shuffle of feet hurrying across carpeted floors reminds you, even as you take in Mark Stockton’s ludicrous charcoal portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tim Portlock’s hellish depiction of Philadelphia’s badlands, that you’re in the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. Though I felt at first inhibited, I then reminded myself that the display of work by the Philadelphia artists chosen for the West Collection exemplifies the OACCE’s mission of furthering the arts ... More » »

West Prize application now open

Hello everybody.  We just got an email from Lee Stoetzel at the West Collection that the application for the 2011 West Prize is now live on their website.  The application deadline is November 1 and the new process for awarding the $25,000 top prize/grant is explained (basically, each of the ten finalists must propose a project and one project will be chosen for funding by Paige West.)

Untitled on Collecting

Jonathan Schipper’s slow motion car crash, powered by hydraulic cylinders. The two cars are on tracks, and the movement/destruction is so slow that to see the progress, people have to revisit the piece over time. The big news at a forum about collecting Tuesday was that that art collector Paige West was working on getting artist Jonathan Schipper’s slo-mo car crash installed in a public space in Philadelphia! The forum, featuring West, of The West Collection in Oaks, Pa. and founder of Mixed Greens; Christian Viveros-Faune, art critic and co-director of New York’s Volta and Chicago’s Next art fairs; artist ... More » »