Not in any Way Shape or Form

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writing essays about abstraction is really tiring

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i took this same photo two weeks ago on 81st street and now

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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

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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

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i like this little kerfuffle
looks like JA and DINK are buddies huh

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i like when NYC graffities itself

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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

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the cardboard is alive!
no its not

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checked out a Alec Martin and Cole Mohr show

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I forgot the third guys name i apologize

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look familiar huh?

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haha hope not too familiar

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not tryign to out anybody

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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?

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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

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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

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but as you may remember from Frieze
a curated booth is much appreciated….

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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?

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crumpled in a corner cafe
havent done that in a while!

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I walked by Maccarone as it is a block from Holton to see the Alex Hubbard show

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I bumped into one of Nick’s Chicago friends who works there

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and then into the big noodle herself

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I was all pent up with stuff and I might have unbuttoned myself a bit too fully but it was nice

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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

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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

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because both of us agreed that we cant just leave it at “follow your gut”
because we are not froofy idealistic hippies

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saw ASAP Rocky playing basketball when going to the F train

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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

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i have been really interested in vintage occupations
like jobs that dont exist anymore
and made you a nice rhyming list of them

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what the hell is a Hellier?

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Slabber and Slubber
a Legger and Lagger and even a Puddler!

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Kiddier, Codder, a Beamer a Needler
a buddling Buddler

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Slubber and Rubbler
Tubber a Gabler a Snobber and what ever’s a Jobber

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Jiggerman Hoggard and Higgler
Hedger Flogger a Badger Cadger a Verger a Clogger

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and three strange ones
an Eggler a Mangler and Faggeter

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a Tinner a Conner, a Troner and Spooner
the Ashman and Flasher, the Fletcher and Tosher
“the Finisher”

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what is a Raffman
a Doffer a Duffer or a Whiffler?

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Gelder, Felder, Beadle, Candler, Chandler
what about a Chandelier?

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a Culver keeps pigeons
a Delver a Felder, the Gabeler and the Fowler

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ask not for whom the Knoller knolls
Fuller, Melder, Moulder, Burler, Pelterer, Tabler, and Sutler

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Wetter haha a Trotter, Lattener, Batman, Canter, Caster, Danter, Tinctor and “the Factor”
which i assume relates to Le Facteur in french?

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a gaunt Gaunter, a Henter, we all know a Vintner, but Laster or Ostler or bumbling Botcher?

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Nipper ‘n’ Dipper ‘n’ Dripper ‘n’ Snapper
Simpler and Slapper

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Tapiter Tipper
Ripper Chippy Cropper Crimper!

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Gummer and Lumper oh I love that
a Sumpter, a Scrimer

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you dont mind that i am being silly amidst the install shots do you

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my brain is so exhausted from pondering ABSTRACTION for the essay for the book that I just want to list odd jobs

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Tinkers and Fakers, Hackers and Jerkers

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that sounds so contemporary

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Clicker or Crocker, Keeker or Stoker

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maybe i will write a list of new jobs that didnt exist back then

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in rhyming couplets of course
next time

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the Crowner the Drowner

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the Dowser and Bowdler and Floater

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what is an Eyer and wish there were still Criers
the Cooper and Groover and Clouter

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Chorister Borreler
Agister Ensign

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Bartleby was a Scrivener i dont know anyone who was a Salter but i suppose there are those who still salt

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Ceiler, Brazier, Grazier, Sizer
Tozer and Damster, Gorzeman and Burgess and Dustman

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Mercer and Pessoner
Spurrier, Scullion
Quiller and Brailler

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and my favourite
“the kisser”
A person who made cuishes and high armour

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

13 thoughts on “Not in any Way Shape or Form”

  1. Relax people.
    This woman works her ass off 365days
    A year. When it looks like she’s just hanging she is still working!
    When she has a chance to get back to this blog. I know she will show and tell
    and it will be great and fun and hot.
    So Chill.

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