freeze d/e, Untitled, 2015. (Courtesy the artist)
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Who’s Behind @freeze_de? Trying to Unmask the Scathing, Scene-Lampooning Instagram

It’s been a while since we’ve had a bomb-throwing anonymous insider turning the unchecked vanity of this global art circuit into vicious, hilarious commentary. There was the very unofficial Twitter account that parodied Louise Blouin Media founder Louise Blouin in a way that was both totally outrageous and alarmingly precise. There’s I Call B, an Instagram that “calls bullshit” on blog posts by art critics it deems self-congratulatory (often by Jerry Saltz, occasionally by me), market-favorite punching bags like Richard Phillips, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince, and the yacht-happy billionaire collectors who go from Zurich to Basel to Hydra.

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