This morning the Reader posted a story about Paul-David Young, a curator whose new show, “To Perform, To Conceal,” comprises 30 photographs culled from a cache of about 100 that was discovered in a dumpster in Humboldt Park last summer. Young knew what the photographer looked like, since the collection contained many self-portraits, and he guessed, based on the clothing, the background, and the contents of the collection, that she’d probably very recently been an art student in New York. Beyond that, he knew nothing.
But it’s hard for an anonymous photographer to remain anonymous, especially on the Internet. Especially if she’s an artist whose medium is the Internet. Within about an hour, Animal New York published its own story revealing the photographer’s identity. She is Molly Soda, a 24-year-old digital artist, a star of YouTube and Tumblr, and one of the first digital artists to sell her work at auction.
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this is why older people in the art world always need to stay on top of what new young artists are out there…so you don’t embarrass yourself!