back november when this was the gallery was thrown into upheaval by AREA the book and exhibition
we are still picking nails out of our floor, but we did get some interesting walls out of it
oops looks like i was photographing some inventory
this is a really good one, no fireworks just slight compositional weirdnesses
Misaki Kawai designed the bar
steve powers and todd james made the money and money booth
chuck close in front of his work hanging at AREA bathroom
Andy Warhol presenting “invisible sculpture” at AREA
Andy tshirt maybe i cant read the lettering
kenny in area with his work
barbara kruger in area
they are all now 30years older
despite very unfun continuing issues in this department, the show went off without a hitch!
even Andy Spade got into the area spirit with his concert in Sleepy Jones window
double Warhol in front Hole window!
grabbin for cash
“naked office” viewable through peephole
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
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
sandy kim in her bra shooting photos under the chuck close piece in hole AREA bathroom
jerry saltz shooting linda yablonsky as andy warhol
we had to have two private openings and both were slammed
a view through the Hole floor into our creepy basement!
a Haring mannequin worth over a million dollars and not behind plexi—heart attack!!
later at the bowery hotel
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?
other cool details
some pens i bought jon
haha joey frank!
bertie woudl like to serve you our signature cocktail by our sponsor absolut
survival research labs
there is an interesting historical anecdote behind this piece as well but my fingers are too cold to type
julian schnabel boxer
this was in the movie King of New YORK with Christopher Walken
ben jones videos on teh dance floor
a keith haring odd drawing looks like tarot card
leroy neiman femlins always fun
the ephemera room kind cool right?
this larry rivers!
better view of “mark” 🙂
then i went to help aurel hang her show in a deli on stanton
in case you missed the show here are the works
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
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