writing essays about abstraction is really tiring
i took this same photo two weeks ago on 81st street and now
well now i guess those little STIGMA STYLE and OVARY are either pollenated or no and either about to burst into a big green belly or no
i love the Dana Schutz painting but did she just… paint that painting on a door
did someone else paint it
it is cropped really weird
what is happening
i like this little kerfuffle
looks like JA and DINK are buddies huh
i like when NYC graffities itself
I got contact lenses again finally after a month of glasses slipping down my nose
i wish someone woudl just tell me which is cuter and i woudl just do that because i have no personal preference
the cardboard is alive!
no its not
checked out a Alec Martin and Cole Mohr show
I forgot the third guys name i apologize
look familiar huh?
haha hope not too familiar
not tryign to out anybody
speaking of which i gotta send in my recs for the Out 100 this year, i asked my two out employees and they didnt have any suggestions. do you?
what gaylord do you wanna see in print?
going to Dartmouth I had more than I wanted of “the man in the mountain” you know that thing?
some rock that looks like a profile in new hampshire
I visited the two artists we will be takin to Switzerland next month and there are so many fun surprises to come
we are doing a sparse and conceptual booth this year, not a second hand shop, and im nervous
considering how much you pay per foot for wall in a goddam art fair, my natural impulse is of course to have as much and as expensive art covering as many of those feet as possible at all times
but as you may remember from Frieze
a curated booth is much appreciated….
I just wanna work on my essay and be left alone but I have been in gallery every day for like months and shoudl probably spend tomorrow in a cafe pulling my hairs out hunched over a laptop no?
crumpled in a corner cafe
havent done that in a while!
I walked by Maccarone as it is a block from Holton to see the Alex Hubbard show
I bumped into one of Nick’s Chicago friends who works there
and then into the big noodle herself
I was all pent up with stuff and I might have unbuttoned myself a bit too fully but it was nice
she told me lots of interesting things too, we complained about how hard it is to make big picture decisions when the market has gotten so crazy that it has no patterns and structure and erratically evades anticipation
i told her every day i try to sell just one thing, even if a book or a cigarette to a bum, and she said every day she tries to not eat cookies
its a metaphor
because both of us agreed that we cant just leave it at “follow your gut”
because we are not froofy idealistic hippies
saw ASAP Rocky playing basketball when going to the F train
you guys wont like this but boy i am really going to like this
which is fine because you can click the red button but i am stuck with myself forever
i have been really interested in vintage occupations
like jobs that dont exist anymore
and made you a nice rhyming list of them
what the hell is a Hellier?
Slabber and Slubber
a Legger and Lagger and even a Puddler!
Kiddier, Codder, a Beamer a Needler
a buddling Buddler
Slubber and Rubbler
Tubber a Gabler a Snobber and what ever’s a Jobber
Jiggerman Hoggard and Higgler
Hedger Flogger a Badger Cadger a Verger a Clogger
and three strange ones
an Eggler a Mangler and Faggeter
a Tinner a Conner, a Troner and Spooner
the Ashman and Flasher, the Fletcher and Tosher
what is a Raffman
a Doffer a Duffer or a Whiffler?
Gelder, Felder, Beadle, Candler, Chandler
what about a Chandelier?
a Culver keeps pigeons
a Delver a Felder, the Gabeler and the Fowler
ask not for whom the Knoller knolls
Fuller, Melder, Moulder, Burler, Pelterer, Tabler, and Sutler
Wetter haha a Trotter, Lattener, Batman, Canter, Caster, Danter, Tinctor and “the Factor”
which i assume relates to Le Facteur in french?
a gaunt Gaunter, a Henter, we all know a Vintner, but Laster or Ostler or bumbling Botcher?
Nipper ‘n’ Dipper ‘n’ Dripper ‘n’ Snapper
Simpler and Slapper
Ripper Chippy Cropper Crimper!
Gummer and Lumper oh I love that
a Sumpter, a Scrimer
you dont mind that i am being silly amidst the install shots do you
my brain is so exhausted from pondering ABSTRACTION for the essay for the book that I just want to list odd jobs
Tinkers and Fakers, Hackers and Jerkers
that sounds so contemporary
Clicker or Crocker, Keeker or Stoker
maybe i will write a list of new jobs that didnt exist back then
in rhyming couplets of course
the Crowner the Drowner
the Dowser and Bowdler and Floater
what is an Eyer and wish there were still Criers
the Cooper and Groover and Clouter
Bartleby was a Scrivener i dont know anyone who was a Salter but i suppose there are those who still salt
Ceiler, Brazier, Grazier, Sizer
Tozer and Damster, Gorzeman and Burgess and Dustman
Mercer and Pessoner
Quiller and Brailler
and my favourite
A person who made cuishes and high armour