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what else

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back november when this was the gallery was thrown into upheaval by AREA the book and exhibition

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we are still picking nails out of our floor, but we did get some interesting walls out of it

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oops looks like i was photographing some inventory

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this is a really good one, no fireworks just slight compositional weirdnesses

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Misaki Kawai designed the bar

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steve powers and todd james made the money and money booth

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chuck close in front of his work hanging at AREA bathroom

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Andy Warhol presenting “invisible sculpture” at AREA

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Andy tshirt maybe i cant read the lettering

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kenny in area with his work

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barbara kruger in area

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these people
they are all now 30years older

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despite very unfun continuing issues in this department, the show went off without a hitch!

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even Andy Spade got into the area spirit with his concert in Sleepy Jones window

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double Warhol in front Hole window!

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grabbin for cash

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“naked office” viewable through peephole

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did you know that when i was in college me and Laura Tepper convinved the administration to give us a space to create a student art galery
and we called it AREA
so the first gallery i ever owned was called AREA

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i thought serge was being silly spending so much time on the little stuff but then it was the little stuff that really made the project
this is ABSOLUT AREA hotel soap jello shot

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sandy kim in her bra shooting photos under the chuck close piece in hole AREA bathroom

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jerry saltz shooting linda yablonsky as andy warhol

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this guy!

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we had to have two private openings and both were slammed

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a view through the Hole floor into our creepy basement!

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a Haring mannequin worth over a million dollars and not behind plexi—heart attack!!

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later at the bowery hotel

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this really made it worth it to me, i got to install and show this historic artwork in my gallery
this was in my art history book in college, now it is on my wee gallery wall SIGH!
you know it is from that nazi dude slogan when i hear the word culture i unholster my gun or whatever, ya?

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other cool details

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some pens i bought jon

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haha joey frank!

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bertie woudl like to serve you our signature cocktail by our sponsor absolut

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survival research labs
there is an interesting historical anecdote behind this piece as well but my fingers are too cold to type

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julian schnabel boxer
this was in the movie King of New YORK with Christopher Walken

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ben jones videos on teh dance floor

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degenerate art

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a keith haring odd drawing looks like tarot card

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leroy neiman femlins always fun

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the ephemera room kind cool right?

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this larry rivers!

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better view of “mark” 🙂

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then i went to help aurel hang her show in a deli on stanton

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in case you missed the show here are the works

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aurel wanted to do the show in a space she rented so she coudl avoid the pressures or expectations of gallery drama
whereas area wanted to do their show in my space so they could exploit the pressures and expectations of galery drama
and fucking drama-d the shit outta my life for ten days and were out

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maybe i need to take a lesson from her and when people bring drama my way, tell them no thanks I will just do things by myself

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I am the owner of downtown contemporary art center THE HOLE! I am arts editor at i-D magazine I paint paintings and curate art shows all around

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