under the rose

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i promise to look at other people’s art and not just mine

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like the other booths at Volta not just my awesome booth

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remember him?

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how much does this remind u of the wallpaper at Le Baron all of a sudden too?

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where the walls have eyes
and the eyes have walls!

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this booth really took the seriousness out of Volta for me

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and at the same time who cant like it? maybe i like this shit

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i like this shit, dont know why, think it is pretty neatoo

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confused and intrigued a bit

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gettin there

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stupidly interesting

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silly and evocative

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ridiculous yet neato

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finalyl someone riippin off George Condo he is an under-ripped-off artist

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shit i was with colin but i think i cropped him out

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i love this piece i would love ot have this in my house

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pretty excited by this artist, he is really inventive and doesnt have just one trick

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this looked more like one-trick
but a good trick!

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i will post all our wall labels tho since we spent so much time on them jesper and i

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let’s check out more other people art tho at the Eddie Martinez “Matador” show at Journal in wburg

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space was most confusing part to me, just dont see how, well, you know

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and the cute little wood room with williams and

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whatever this is and

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whatever this is which is adorable

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went to Peter Funch’s new house and gave him some diversion bowls from Sur La Table wish i could tel that story here

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wish i could tell lots of stories here that must stay sub vino

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sub divo?

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hahaha i should have named this post SUB DEVO

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ill get wittier next time i promise

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pondering a “new abstraction” show to go here in May to be honest

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Kavi Gupta the best gallery in Chicago could probably help me with that

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they helped me with Scott Reeder in the last one

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Tony Tasset is hilarious

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of course i read “POST GOOD” as a blog reference hahaha

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this is a 70s black minimal artist who was in the first Artist Space show curated by Carl Andre and WAlter De Maria and

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fuck just think how many young artists rip this shit off so hard just mine the 70s sorta overlooked people and COPY EXACTLY what they did back then

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this is bronze and shit, i got to touch it, it pays to be a curator you get to finger everything!!

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Tal R at Bo Bjerggard

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Bo Bjergard made fun of me for not knowing this “most famous painter in scandinavia” and then i made fun of him for being named Bo Bjergarrd

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shit what a shit photo of the Tal and Jules sorry

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got the dick in focus for you guys at least!

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this stuff
this stuff never sticks

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nick cave hope this is an old one of dude is getting hella repetitive

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cecily brown monotype really beautiful

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mini Pilupchyuk like form the LA fair remember?

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this may is a May thin, huh?

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and then i see things like this and am like

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new abstraciton my ass

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this was in LA fart fair too

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i woudl say it kinda is great but then i see other paintings even like Mark Flood last show that did the paint like this too but was actually ABOUT SOMETHING

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bottle knows

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parker ito?

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looks great in the flash!
flash in the pan

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i have never made a pan flash
is that even a thing?

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i love how whatever pixelishy this is

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better than louie eisners very similar one because of the purposeful paint handling

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god and this is so good i am not the only one who is really blown away by things like this am i?

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new one too

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keegan mchargue

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and is this

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the natalie frank i know?

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if so i am pretty impressed

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this gallery was so funny about these works
they look awesome
peter linde busk in our show too

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they got all butt hurt at me over nothing

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oh well!
nice seeing these in person again

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oh no and then!!!
bjarne melgaard made a whole booth about mary boone

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he is a big tough fisty gay if you belive his books and then to make a show about mary

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so werid to me

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because i might be

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like, offended or something?
i feel funny inside i know that much

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remember this painting by Iranian LA artist Tala MAdani/

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i had really wanted her in Chicken or Beef and was so disappointed

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man i woud lhave loved to have hung this guy

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oh well!
you have to show artists who WANT to be in your shows not twist their arms

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this can go in Jesper’s book show maybe

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this is what Wangeshi Mutu is up to now

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not sure its any better than her first deitch thing with Chris Perez so long ago

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this i took a photo of for my own reasons and dont condone it

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this is why Jeffrey used to do the armory even tho he didnt like it there

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this is WAY TOO BUSY why did she put all that shit at the bottom what a bad move

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this Jesper liked but hmmm

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he sees a connection between JH and BK and Street Art that I dont want to see

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guilty pleasures

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Suzanne’s booth!

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not sure what i think
but that is a good thing!

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im sure i dont like this for example

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im sure i dont like these too much even tho i like this artist, i dont know why i dont like os much

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this i didnt have a chance to think about because the artist was there and introduced to me and clouded my brain

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kinda liked these works on paper i guess

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ah whatever!

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artforum dinner was fun

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and saw this cool Andrew Kuo in a shop walking home

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great art is everywhere and i am glad the fairs are takin down their tents today!

Author: admin

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

4 thoughts on “under the rose”

  1. Does anyone know the name of the artist who did the dog faced-ished paintings? fourteenth slide down??? Please let me know>>>

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