Its aesthetics were designed by an artist: that'd be Stern, who took the pictures and designed the elaborate sets.
The blog's contributors dressed up as pandas and live-streamed their activities from Brooklyn. WATCH: AFC's panda calendar was inspired by the government shutdown of 2013, when the National Zoo's panda cam went dark.
The blog's contributors dressed up as pandas and live-streamed their activities from Brooklyn. AFC's Johnson (who also appears in the calendar, along with the rest of the site's contributors, amid a fall-of-Rome-style set) says the idea for a panda calendar emerged out of the chaos of the federal government shutdown of 2013.
Among the many government functions affected by the funding gap, "there were all these media stories about how the National Zoo's panda cam had gone dark," Johnson says. I spent one night working on a budget until 10 p.m.
For $250, they get a calendar and a photographic print of one of the images from the calendar, snapped by New York artist Rachel Stern.
"And if you want to subscribe, you can get the calendar, along with one print each month for $250 a month," says Paddy Johnson, AFC's founder and editor.
"There are lots of different ways to donate."The calendar is artsy from top to bottom(s).It comes stocked with important art dates, such as the opening of the Venice Biennale in Italy. Titled "Artists as Pandas in the Nude," the calendar will be available for purchase starting Tuesday morning as part of AFC's annual fundraiser to help keep the popular contemporary art blog running. New York-based art blog Art F City (AFC) gathers this perfect trifecta of absurdity into a handy tool the art world can use all year long: the first-ever naked-artist panda calendar. Sometimes, something is so wrong, it oughta be right.For a donation of , donors receive a copy of the calendar.