Tear the word

what is in a name?

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Bertie dreams

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Bertie sells art
I wish every fair we could have Crate City
Going to ALAC next month and wanna crate it up again but will have to find another fun idea

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Here are some images of other NADA boohs

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the puerto rican gallery by us Roberto Paradise

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Bill Brady printouts 🙁 sad cuz i thought they were paintings but they just have clear gel medium on top to make it look painted

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Adam Henry one of my favourite artists but weird on that wallpaper huh?

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forgot but i like it

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forgot his name but Cahan likes this guy

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Jay Heiks is that it?

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oh brother in a cute way

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Untitled fair
paint logs!

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Division Gallery

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argh forgot his name already

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i got to take photos of those wall labels fuck me
oh wait ! that says TODD KELLY i think

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now THESE are real paintings and they have hte logic of photoshop but not the cop out of photoshop

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an awesome Brian Belott notice the red dot yeah baby!

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this guy
Zurcher also

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Ara killing it with the new piece

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and the old one

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best booth goes to Ayan Farah pictured here with her works in Vigo Gallery booth

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she was in Xstraction here in may and these new works kick ass and sold out first hour

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they are forensic abstraction, fabrics exposed to natural processes, buried underground or exposed to light or heat or bleach or volcanic activity -ooh!

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damn Toby save some for the rest of us!
(our Ayan in the booth sold too)

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almost there

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i was so late to go pick Krysta up that I couldnt stay to learn much more except that they were resulting mess from performances collaged together

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love this photo

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wendy white is great and ready for her close up!

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these i did shoot the label!

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hard to focus with the beach right there huh buddy

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with anonymous gallery a Katherine Youssef work these are great works

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jocelyn hobbie

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young NJ artist Jamian Juliano Villani (previous studio visit last month on blog)

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not bad for year two guys!!

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bert had fun
they woudlnt let him into basel fair poor little shitter

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i know its not fair i should have said you were my service dog sniffing out my allergy to pineapples and raw pecans

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zonin out

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zzooming in

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things on wires

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its friendswtihyou at erm at Mondrian!

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me and Bert fighting over a jalapeno margarita

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Bushwick meets Basel or whatever it was called

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Jaimie Warren on deck
she told me she had to drink a lot so she could pee her pants on stage

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the blob!

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Little Richard

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and then GG Allin!

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let’s watch Bert eat this doggie bagel from bagel shop

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shot while driving down Alton Rd btw dont try this at home

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oops a daisy

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ok gnight

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one day off of tennis lessons then beach, so psyched and so done!

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used to be a gymnast as a kid can u tell?

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i found a toy shovel and dug a big hole for bert

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bert what are you doing

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dig bertie dig!

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ok ill come get you

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i love you you are my little buddy

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im so happy you came into my life little guy! you are so sweet a little brown angel

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i will protect you

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from stranger strangle

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came home to snow and this!

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in Stefan Bondell’s painting show

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Bob Hollman of Bowery Poetry Club

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it was 20 degrees but the people want their poetry!

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richard kirshenbaum is the guy that like invented guerrilla media but he also writes for the observer

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and was hilarious making fun of art collectors

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Jonas Mekas read from his diary

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Lizzi Bougatsos sang a song

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had fun putting this Untitled Scott Reeder 2012 painting on instagram and asking the public to suggest a title for it

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our photographer for Stefan show got a great shot of Bertie too that I will love forever!

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then Kembra took me to John Waters christmas show

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i tweeted some jokes as he told em so check twitter I cant remember anything except how he called some gay dude a “blouse” and they asked why and he said they were a “feminine top”

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just noticed that Aggie Gund is in this photo too whoops!

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ok who wants to see more bertie photos? i do and this is a dictatorship

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pancake face

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Bertie’s first snow! He was born in Feb in Oklahoma and this is his first time in his life seeing snow

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look at his face

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my most previous cargo!

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and Santa Claus taking a big ol drunk piss


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matthew borrowed my camera to shoot his new works for NADA

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bertie says to bring these too

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too cold to move

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wandering the bleak freezing streets

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but then!

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miami finally came to heat things up

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thats a happy puppy right there

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our nADA booth was craze

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we wanted to highlight the sorta behind the scenes nuts and bolts of art fairing, and the lifespan of the artwork, and art as physical (heavy delicate) reality

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oh balls and now i am way out of order from the iphone camera situation

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my phone is back in the Parisian Laundry Valerie Blass show

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installing Katherine And Youssef

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goog one

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returning a TODT piece from AREA whoah

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back before we needed hats scarves and gloves every damn day

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ja it sucks

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damn look how small Bertie is wrapped in joe’s shirt

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at our November openings

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giaccometti steppin out

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whats funny about this photo is both these guys are like 6’5″ but look normal here

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stefan and bert

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bert totally partying

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well at least one day in teh past year i was awake to eat brunch

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bert and joe have same eyes

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oh yeez and then this happened

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this show was really interesting

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i liked his oddly timed and autotuned rants imbetween songs

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he talked about art snobbery too

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matthew was amidst planning his miami basel opera for Shore Club, the guys Thunderhorse who did Salem 2010 with us and also Yeezus tour also did Matthew visuals

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guess who else worked on the show?

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if you guessed Vanessa Beecroft you are righT!

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i liked this guy the best

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there were lots of religious things happening

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jesus came down from the mountain

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and there you have it
i cant copy all the things that he said during the concert but it was pretty interesting stuff and made me think more about this guy as an artist and the power of mainstream success and the art world etc etc

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went home to DC for thanksgiving

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checked out the Alex Prager show at the Corcoran

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emailed out about Stefan’s show

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baltimore training

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hmmm i guess i didnt take any thanksgiving photos whoops

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did you guys see Detroit recently??
google nekst detroit

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oops back in miami i guess sorry about this

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our neighbor rachel uffner

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peter linde busk

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katherine and youssef selling rugs!

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the name is
the name is coming it is
Gina Beavers

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what a relief!

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jon on his vespa

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Davina Semo at Marlborough harumph

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and Tap Tap

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the bear
wait i have a lot more photos where did they go
they will have to be tomorrow as the fingers have now completley frozen

For herself to mar

i wonder what “flirt gills” were
or “skains-mates”
or “ropery”

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go home hippy haha

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this dog

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i use all my camera battery in the dog park and none left for the art

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in youssef and katherine’s studio

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leading up to the show!!! so behind on these photos damn

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then me and joe and enno drove up to Brant Foundation house for the Julian Schnabel opening
this is a portrait of may!
it really looks like her, huh?

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super weird piece!
loved this one

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greek hurricane!

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may and bros

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todd eberle shooting some after hours portraits of the big man and the big man

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lola and stella and may and julian

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they have been buddies for like 35 years!

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this is a great piece too

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wheres bert

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wheres bert

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now we are checking out Devin Troy Strother at Marlborough new downtown location

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the basement is full of cowboys n indians paintings

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i saved the checklist so i could type the titles as they are important but then i used the checklist to pick up dog poo

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im sorry the dog poos and i never have baggies

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what do you guys think of this work?

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i am psyched on it

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here is a LINK to read the titles for the pieces they are important

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what else

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now i am at oh man what are they called again

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reena spaulding

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looking at the K8 Hardy show

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with “my man” Andreas!

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time to reflect, Bertie

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now we are at Max Levai’s house for DTS marlborough dinner after

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dont even think about it Bert this is all for me

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cool Andrew Kuo painting

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and that is it for now I suppose as it’s Sunday and I made all the checks I needed to make and met all the people and received the Devendra drop off and emailed the press the images and my to do list now just includes going to eat dinner somewhere nice


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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

spittle fields

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apparently some things happened before paris i missed

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i need to find a good way to talk shit without talking shit

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im feeling pushed around and taken advantage of and need to assert myself

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but am sure that the right place to do that is not on the internet

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inert – net

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inner net

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jordan came out to studio visit and shot nice photo for book of Lola

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i was psyched that someone made this little drawing of me and Bert on the inert net

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the reason i picked Bertie off page 8 of the petfinder.com search results i finalyl realized
is because he looks like my childhood teddy bear Potsy
that is what i think at least

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have you guys gotten to see images of the Valerie Blass show we had

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pretty need puppeteering photo painting thingie

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taylor n misaki setting up boob bench

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huey helping anders

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chris johanson and misaki

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banksy tattoo

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Fab’s baby Julian and Bert the brown streak haha

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Bert got to see central park

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i got to see myself in magainze Harpers

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gotten a lot of milage outta those Dior Holton photos phew!

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i think this is coming up int eh photos soon so im just gonna stick it here

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yes you get to come on this trip Bert McGurt!

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passed out at Lucien

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with Jesper and some dude

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so this is me heading to Toronto
I have never seen anything like this before and it created strong feelings of foreboding

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it made me feel pretty stylish with my Shrigley passport cover and custom hat i think too

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we are installing Jim Joe at Copper Cole space!

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these are oil stick on raw canvas

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they are like hieroglyphs or something little pictographs that make little poem

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this one is the funniest. why does it have a bubblebutt

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days of our lives

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i was psyched on this show

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toronto was funny

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i domnt know why i took a picture of this

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hmhmm i am inscrutable

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i took this photo because Bertie is the cutest dog in the whole world my sweet little Bert!!

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it was rainy and cold and i bought Bert his first jacket

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seeing art everywhere
it’s a real inconvenience haha

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they had some fun local writers

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and wasnt too much of a buff

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this was the title piece

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this was the wipe my oil stick here to sharpen piece

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i hope peopel liked the show! Bertie sure did

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had a lot of vegan food but even that was ok

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Art Toronto the fair was there and it was really weird

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i thought these paintings were pretty sweet

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AND remembered to shoot the wall label thank sgoodness

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this didnt quite work

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ok this will murray was really cool

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Megan from Paris said if you strayed too far from the main area your eyes woudl start to bleed

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and boy was she right!!!

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bad art is the scariest thign for Haloween
I shoudl have been bad art for Halloween

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bert had to pretend to be turtlenecks while we were at breakfast

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then after he got to play with anders and suzy’s doggie

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sullen hippie

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they had in there house a lot of cool art

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look at this up close

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insane right??

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they look sweet as monochrome

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Suzy’s work was aweseome

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so weird!!
“photography in teh third dimension”
one of our upcoming shows actually

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favourite photo of whole trip

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now i think i am home looking at the giant cock faucet in Eric Goode’s office

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some film with Heather Graham

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some Pomeranian with some Pomeranian book

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i gotta go home and sleep so gonna rush thru this

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warhol impersonator try outs

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kembra Hole o ween party

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bertie turned evil when i invented a crustless pumpkin pie cupcake

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a costume

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Bertie and Lily denmark’s dogge

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look at me!

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loook to the right!

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artforum announced our next show

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stephen dorff tried out to be Warhol and I asked him to sign my e-cigarette

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went to some openings in our neighborhood

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but dont remember anythign about anything

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an Abelow made this

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i can tell by the signature sax

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Eric and his wife’s new Papillon pupperino

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at Michael Williams opening!

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bert loved it

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what is not to love?

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there were complaints about what was painted and what was digital

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but it will be another few years before people stop doin that and it is ok

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is this a cory arcangel spoof?

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just aesthetically so offensive

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ok that is all for me for now you can see AREA next time!

slow your role

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ok so with almost a thousand photos to upload and post since last blog i’m not sure how much is even interesting anymore
i remember how small the elevator at the Hotel Beaumarchais was
and I suppose I am still interested in it

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this is me in paris during FIAC

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what art sticks with you when so many weeks pass without looking at is a second time?

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the dog with the pink leg running through the Pierre Huyghe show stuck with me
but perhaps that was tied into missing Bertie feelings

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i even visited a pupppy store while i was in paris cuZ i missed puppy smell 🙁

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Cartier foundation or Prada foundation I forget

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Ron Mueck

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these are all hand carved by the way very important to know that detail

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months and months and months and months

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had dinner with Korakrit

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at some artist designed restaurant that was wack

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installed Holton and Matthew at Salon Zurcher

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it was fun

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sorry for the occasional instagram overlap

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went to check out Rosson Crow at Nathalie Obadia

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this photo is so derp hahaha

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which ones do you like best i like the abstractions

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instagram filters never hurt nobody

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spent a lot of time by myself

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that i think will be a theme of all these catch up posts

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and am in the process of extricating from my life my one friend at the moment so we will see how that goes

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then i can finally be completely by myself, just how i want it

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oh but then theres the puppy i cant get rid of him…

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so i went to do a big gallery tour of all the paris galleries (that were open :))

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marian goodman i think
and what is that guys name
Richard Tuttle i had to google that

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oh and this i have to google too dammit

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pioneering neon artist multiply ripped off today
Keith Sonnier
Man that took a lot of googling and even google maps
waiting to long to post shit is bad, memory gets real messed up

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some nice space but not so interesting show

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and this i loved these so much

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in this weird basement storage gallery

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yvon lambert was closed lame

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something or other

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some Cy Twombly drawings somewhere

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i liked this found art on the street

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Ropac was real impressive with some not so interesting Chinese painter

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perrotin had its weird circus vibe going
funny how jeffrey was called circusy but to me Perrotin aesthetic is so different than jeffrey’s

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dude look at this

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this show was crazy

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i wish i were the writer asked to review these shows
think how fun it would be just to describe the works let alone critique them

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kinda liked this

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REALLY liked this

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and bought a toilet paper mug in the gift shop

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Perrotin again
imagine if this was the entrance to Hole!

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oops sorry

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moving right along! in the rain

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Agnes B finally

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some strange street art situation

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but not all bad and very diverse

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an artist who N Dash knows who i cant remember

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this was the gallery not the art

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looking for restaurant

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finding restaurant

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snails taste gross

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what is the surprise???? i never found out i don’t have grindr

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bleh! go away go home

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i will after the FIAC preview i promise

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getting up early is fun sometimes

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weird detail of mark flood

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so everyone is just kidding about david ostrowski right?

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Eddie Peake seems like an interesting artist

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a Brendan Lynch painting whoda thunk it remember that dude?

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korakrit hmm there seem to be more burn denim printies around

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ramiken crucible what is that

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i am down for this

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theres always a clever palette knife painting somewhere in an art fair

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liek the photo

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what do yu’uns think of Parker Ito booth?

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i think… pleasantly surprised but maybe pleasant is not the best emotion in contemporary artmaking

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FIAC is so fancy i want to be in FIAC next year

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miriam cahn

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nicolai wallner booth

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that mattress artist always makes that BIG song stuck in my head

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interestin or not interestin?

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mark barrow i really like this one

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this guy!
i was finally going to learn his her name and then the photo of the wall label was too blurred to read

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another miriam cahn

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klara liden everyone loves these
well i guess i do too

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k8 hardy

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will never remember this artists name as long as i live i think

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love peter halley

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katharina grosse too

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is that nikki de saint phalle”?

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Emin-ed out from miami cant even look

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alex prager having soon show in NYC!

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oh no one told me i had to read at the art fair bo-ring

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this painting should be the cover of my wee Paris album

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is definitely art

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sam falls im guessing

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roni horn and rob pruitt im guessing

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jules de balincourt

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yo yo yayoi

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Recent address; stuck you for your stash in your pissy mattress; Your mom’s an actress didnt wanna show me the safe; It’s okay, she was old anyway

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“Get Money” would actually be a good song to play in the background for art fair postings esp this silver guy what is his name argh i just don’t care
it’s not ryan sullivan it’s
it’s on the tip of my tongue
jacob kassay! got it not dead yet still tickin up there

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aiken awesome

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joan mitchell official

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this should have been way better than it was

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Two Hundo Hunley

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actually i don’t know how much it was

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everything in this room is expensive

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these letters are expensive

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this messy thingie is expensive

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laura owens is expensive

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alex katz is expensive
i don’t need to say it each time you guys know
this painting is beautiful

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this painting is super sweet i thought theo rosenblum would like it

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i hope this is the right label i cant see when so small thumbnail

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a new Sterling Ruby

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Argh i forgot already

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spencer just kidding

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this guy older artists is it artschwagger?

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cute tiny found photo somewhere

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everyone loves to copy this everyone go home and make one right now!

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these are great Ken Price poots

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this is a sculpture by KAWS

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razor blades on a Hirst

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mcginleys tumbling down at team

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murakami smiles for miles

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painted really beaufitully actually

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everyone loves this too

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quick buy one have you bought one oh down low you’re too slow

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i liked this better in case anyone was comparing

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an oscar murillo painting

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a dan colen wall cut out
apparently there was a second component to this piece but i didn’t bother to go see what it was

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a sterling expanse

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new too i guess!

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this is cool again

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this too

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this is amazing

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holton’s bro and his wife

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a man on a mat of bats

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pretty fun way to spend a morning i would have to say

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andrea cashman sold the piece behind her!

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ok lets git

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check out the palais de tokyo on the way out but who is the artist again

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parreno and friends
for example this involves tino seghal it just must

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haha out of order ADEK was not one of the collaborators

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i think i got stuck in teh bookstore
oh me and tony had a fun time with this one
fond memories!

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love this photo

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i wish Dash could have seen the Hole

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now we are at some emerging fair i think

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i spy Jim Joe

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more on that soon

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those last two pieces if put in the main fair and a fancy booth and a huge price tag coulda totally held up in there

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haha not this one

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oh ok i have to go to airport now, or then, or whenever