The Art World Has a New DJ

DJ Venus X's Twitter profile picture.

And her name’s DJ Venus X. Why not follow her on Twitter? She’s already got a profile in The New York Times style section. The piece opens with a scene from the after party for Terry Richardson’s exhibition at Half Gallery, “Mom & Dad.” Quoth Richard Phillips:  “It was one of the best parties I have ever been to in my life.” Heady praise!

When The Times interviewed the DJ, whose real name is Jazmin Venus Soto, “she was gingerly burning an assortment of MP3s onto blank CDs…for a private party in honor of Damien Hirst’s dot paintings to be given by the Gagosian Gallery later that evening.”

The conclusion? “Not since DJ Spooky…has a DJ been appreciated in so many cultural contexts.”

There’s also the requisite Christian Marclay comparison. Read it all here.