James Franco: Art World Star-Fucker

02/08/2010 4:05 PM |

Recently, actor, aspiring performance artist and double-masters student James Franco has become something of a fixture in the art world, interviewing artists, penning op-eds, and photo-bombing every museum gala, art fair party and gallery reception we can think of. He’s a slippery fellow to keep track of, but we’ve done our best with this gallery of Franco’s many, many art event cameos.

James Franco with Terence Koh at opening reception.

James Franco with Terence Koh at opening reception.

James Franco and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

James Franco and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at Dia Beacon fundraiser.

James Franco, Linda Yablonsky and Mary Heilmann at the first annual art awards at the Guggenheim

James Franco, Linda Yablonsky and Mary Heilmann at the Guggenheim’s first annual art awards.

James Franco interviewing Marina Abramovic

James Franco interviewing Marina Abramovic for the Wall Street Journal.

James Franco with filmmaker Carter at MoMA

James Franco with filmmaker Carter at a MoMA screening of their collaboration, Erased James Franco.

James Franco and art dealer-turned MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch

James Franco and art dealer-turned MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch.

James Franco with Jonathan Ross and Philippe Vergne

James Franco with TV personality Jonathan Ross and curator Philippe Vergne.

James Franco and video/performance artist Kalup Linzy.

James Franco and video/performance artist Kalup Linzy.

James Franco and gallerist Mitzi Verne

James Franco and art collector Mitzi Verne, who is also his grandmother.

James Franco at a L.A. MOCA gala.

James Franco at a L.A. MOCA gala.

James Franco and Ed Ruscha

James Franco and Ed Ruscha.

James Franco talks to a fan during visit to SFMOMA.

James Franco talks to a fan during visit to SFMOMA.

James Franco asleep in class at Columbia

James Franco, tired from all the partying with art stars, sleeping in class at Columbia.