persuasion

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wait there must be more miami

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this!

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i could DIE from the fact that i put so much work and money and effort and excitement into this event and then GOT THE FLU so bad that night i had to stay in bed
stayed in bed for a week almost

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i am not usualyl such weak sauce in fact i am decidedly NOT very weak at all but something just demolished me

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i lost like ten pounds and missed all the fun
amanda and jon are amazing tho and pulled everything off in my absence

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they did such an awesome job i hate to say that it made me feel almost obsolete!

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MikeQ and the voguer team with Matthew Stone threw a dance party and laser show and voguer exhibition december 7th it was so cool

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again i can only tell from Kristy photos as i was in bed barfin

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argh!!!

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this is exactly what i wanted after the stress of villa and nada and untilted argh

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il ove dancing esp cuz i am horrible at it and wow!

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Gregg, Tamara, who else?

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so pretty

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yay hole team!
another one in the hole
i mean hole in one!

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look at those pants!

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oops we are back at the villa soft opening dec 4 i think

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look how businessy i look

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we did some pretty good business too!
at the fairs mostly

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dakis’ friend Joanna who i met and was great

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speaking of untitled booth!

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ooh better

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this is our big bad booth at the new fair on the beach like ON THE BEACH called untitled

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this is melissa and caitlin from Playboy who not only did our asap rocky show but helped make all the great things you saw at villa happen and had their works in the library there, all under the radar too

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they really went the extra mile and we tried to go the extra mile for them back!
this is laura and ryan who was the head of production at the villa

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ooh!

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kathy
sorry these r blurry

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miami to be right now is bit of blurr

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these photos look from internet, where did i get these / arrested motion?

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this was a mural project by collective hardware on the lawn, very pleasantly activated by mr andre’s awesome little dudes everywhere
thanks andre u are the best!

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i had flu ALSO for our Andre Saraiva book release at Standard but thank god cuz this girl woulda blown me outta the hair water, wow!

eww, hair water

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ooh! a sneak peak sneaked in here of our next show for January by Jaimie Warren, new amazing works, the next cindy sherman heloooo!

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argh and now i have to say sad things in case you don’t like being sad then u can close window
my old friend Sean, my exboyfriend Pat’s older bro passed away
i spent today looking through old photos

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since Pat and I had such unpleasant break up where we did not stay friends I had blocked out a lot of that life in an urge to just MOVE ON

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this is a nice photo of him and his old girlfriend Diana when she curated that great show at mass moca

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he was buddies with this guy on the left too, and so thinking of him mixes up my brain with sad thoughts about dash too

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pat and i broke up a few months after dash died… largely in retrospect due to the strain of it, independently we just couldn’t deal, we certainly didn’t help each other deal

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at least on my side i think

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oh god i am just gutted thinking about patrick right now

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like i said as much as i kinda blotted out the four years he and i were together, looking through these photos there were a tonnn of memories and experiences i haven’t thought about in ages

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this was 30th birthday i think so like 2008?

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this is what we looked like back then

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weird i guess!

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sean was a great secret drawer
(and secret painter of the streets!)

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i made a book for pat for christmas 2008 i think? and it had lots of photos of him and sean doing fun things together

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we went to Galveston for new year’s one year, we went to lots of weird art events together, there was lots of mischief
he made great home made dinner rolls for thanksgiving 🙂

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griffin brothers were best buddies

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white tee team
he said i could be honorary member of team monster because i was so tall and clumsy and unaware of my size 🙂

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sean was always the fancy one
he ALWAYS had a case of veuve in his truck
for like four years straight

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and he always wore brooks brothers and didnt pay for it neither 🙂

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he was also the more ironic or even sardonic one, very canny guy, super smart

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i’m not the best person to write his memory but i did have lots of fun times with the guy, am very glad i knew him even when we didnt always get along perfectly, and am awfully awfully sad about it

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i got a million of these, seriously
this guy was really a monster of graffiti, it was really inspiring to a lotta people not just me

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this is my favourite photo tho
for a big tough guy he was a real goofball

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this night is the last time i saw dash, i think he was sitting on my left when i took this photo of sean at mogador

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SACE and NEXT
used to love seeing this every day when i walked to work! maybe they are hanging out right now

survivalist

i am sooooo sorry that i seem to have disappeared for a month
it is not true, i am fine, i just had my camera kinda break and then lost and then didnt get a new one forever
i think this is the first time maybe since 2006 that i went a month with no camera and no blog
i feel really funny that i don’t feel that funny about it
something seems to be changing…

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The Hole did our usual “miami blowout” which maybe you saw on my twitter or facebook in camera photos, working too hard to take any photos!

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actually i DID take lots of photos leading up to it then lost my camera the night of our A$AP Rocky concert with Playboy

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WAY too much fun that night actually

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lemme see if i can’t dig up some miami photos from our various photographers

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omg its thanksgiving?
sorry guys

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i’m apparently still home in DC

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before fall fell

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yay!

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haha

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if i remember it was pretty fun
parents very old but healthy and happy to see us!

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they get to see me again in two days
omg this fat ass dog

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i wonder if the dog will have exploded by the time Christmas rolls around

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i on the other hand got lots of exercise and am very skinny at the moment

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i think from having flu for a week but let’s say exercise instead

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def not from Pines of Rome

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oldest italian place in Bethesda with great spaghetti and meatballs

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my dad had three sons before he met my mom and had me and my brother
this is mark and curt, they must be almost 60 by now! wow!

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ah boy

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where were we

ugh the photos are all jumbebutted together

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for example here is a lovely scott reeder painting he sent for our Villa Vecchia project but where is the Villa Vecchia project??

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here is our NADA booth, inexplicably photographed during a moment of disarray!

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we had a lovelllly new lola, a great holton and some new matthew stone
we also had new kadar works that were seriosuly TOXIC Lookin! in a great way!

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really top level one!
sold to a great new home 🙂

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these new folding floor works were fantastic
they fit just about anywhere, for you space-conscious collectors

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here are some photos from the villa project

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i got to curate contemporary works for this very ornate 1920s villa

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great Lola portrait of her boyfriend, lots of psychological tension i think!

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the show after much hem and haw was called FRESH BASEL hahaha

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it’s funny cuz some of the very not nice idiots i had to work with on this thing actually DID pronounce Art Basel “art basil” omg

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great new Holton

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new Matthew Stone engravings in the Ballroom

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Evan and Kembra in hallway

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Richard Prince and other works from “the playmate as fine art” feature in Playboy Magazine next issue (the one with Paz de la Huerta interviewed by Jeffrey Deitch on cover aaaa!)

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jesse our on site plein aire painter!
helped make the show go up too, as you know if you know jesse 🙂

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jill magid neon from playboy collection

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ooh! someone took opening photos!

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me and Victoria from House of the Nobleman
they contributed some amazing works by Oakes Twins to the exhibition
she also had awesome party saturday that was one of the nights i spent in bed with flu 🙁

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my table at the Holton dinner was the funnest one
ann schaffer and ellen schweber and their husbands were a riot!

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arthur roger gallery in new orleans co-hosted the dinner with us and brought a great crowd from down south!

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yay it went so good!

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everyone arriving on yachts, so glamorous

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what am i doin

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holton’s brother Sandy with his wife who is very nice Elan

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maria brito!
did you see the last copy of Elle she and i are both in?
her feature is her in all these different art outfits you would wear while being an art advisor, really funny!

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the man of the hour

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aw i love this!
this is jesse with our elusive host Michael Saylor who owns the villa and wanted to have art projects there during basel. this photo makes me happy

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all these photos make me happy

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you don’t know HOW HORRIBLE this project was behind the scenes, still dealing with the fallout, actually

but to the public it was this magical special hidden art show and events that all the guests felt so special to be included in, and we felt special to get to put on

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people need to remember that

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holton very generously let us have anotehr glimpse at how he works
this time for a giant pour, almost 20ft!

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Kristy Leibowitz shot all these
this photo getting artsy! love it

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aaaa it’s emerald!

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yay!

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omg

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playboy generously (and anonymously) supported this event and it was super cool of them to be so secretive and behind the scenes about it. they launched Neville Wakefield as their new art curator and he was there with his buddies, watchin the paint flow!

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holton could make a fantastic line of swimwear if he were ever so inclined dont you think??

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yay!
have to make new post
guess i did have a lot of photos, or rather kristy leibowitz had a lot of photos built up!