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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Caine Monroy is a better artist than you are

Projected future of Caine Monroy's artistic career:

2012: "Caine's Arcade" video documenting Monroy's cardboard installation at father's auto shop goes viral
2013: Cooper Union accepts Monroy on basis of "Caine's Arcade" video
2014: Carsten Höller quoted in Artforum discussing the influence of Monroy on his latest works
2015: Monroy spends year in Berlin to collaborate in Olafur Eliasson's studio
2017: Solo exhibition at New Museum generally well received, but multiple critics "long for the whimsy of his earlier, cardboard constructions"
2019: Jeffrey Deitch convinces Monroy to return to Los Angeles for career retrospective at MOCA which includes completely fabricated reconstruction of father's auto-body shop inside the museum and cardboard arcade built to specification by team of assistants
2020: At age of 18, Monroy retires

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