Here at Complex, we are really dedicated to making sure the masses know everything James Franco is pursuing in the art world. It's mostly because he's making everyone look super lazy in comparison, and his most recent move follows suit.
Last month, we outlined a long list of everything James Franco has done in the art world in 2013 alone, and given the news that he has "A NEW TV SERIES ABOUT ART DUUUH" according to his Instagram (even if he can't say the channel yet), it makes sense for us to remind you of why we made him one of our Most Important Artists of 2013 (So Far).
Here's the list, including this new unnamed art TV show, which caused Franco to Photoshop himself into an image of the Mona Lisa (and which he will share more about on Wednesday):
- NEWEST ADDITION: He has a new art series on television that he will talk more about on Wednesday (the purpose of this post)
- NEW ADDITION: He Photoshopped himself into artist Paul McCarthy's Snow White Universe
- NEW BONUS ADDITION: He has a doll of himself (for sale in the Disney store) with its own Tumblr and Instagram, inspired by his look in Oz, the Great and Powerful
- He released a book and 30 hours of DVD content titled Moving Pictures / Moving Sculptures with OHWOW Gallery as "a meditation on how James Franco's films relate to other dimensions of his artistic output"
- He's re-creating Hitchcock's Psycho in his "Psycho Nacirema" exhibition at Pace Gallery in London
- He's co-curating "Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality" at Victoria Miro Gallery
- He moderated the Chekov-inspired Bird Shit performance at MoMA PS1
- He acted in artist Paul McCarthy's pornographic "Rebel Dabble Babble" exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Gallery
- The mother of performance art, Marina Abramovic, announced that she's making a movie about his life
- He turned down the opportunity to star in Kanye West's "American Psycho" video (but drew this version ofYeezus for GQ instead)
- He's curating a book of Dennis Hopper photographs to be published by Gagosian Gallery
- We put him and Seth Rogen on the cover of our June/July 2013 Issue, too (just saying)