The Art Officials are art celebrities, well, kind of. Antonio Darden and Matt Sigmon collaborate to create humorous and critical photographs and Relational projects. With a sharp wit and strong sense of cynicism, the duo has been known to hold events that celebrate the event itself and sign autographs in front of large portraits of themselves. Their work aims to attack the art world and popular culture on multiple levels; dismantling the myth of the artist and exposing the lack of aura in a work, while mining for the source of value assigned to the expanding field of commodities promoted by the exaggerated claims we encounter on a daily basis.
Written by Casey Lync