Monday, May 12, 2008
Seriously. Auction previews are awesome. Phillips Saturday. Christie's Sunday. Plenty of killer art to be seen as it floats between collectors. PLUS, it's fun to laugh at the rich. Although the auctions can sometimes hurt. Some woman poured her aching heart out to me on the stairs because of an if-only moment she had just experienced with a Jules de Balincourt that was up for auction that she could have had for a song back in the day. What a drag. And what made it worse was that she really seemed to like the piece. I have a feeling that she was more upset that it wasn't on her wall than the fact that she could have resold it for 4 gazillion dollars. She totally got my Cool Award for the day.
Banksy, trapped in a John McCracken . . .
Worst Schnabel EVER. Make it stop, Poppa. Doesn't this look like something that Dusty would buy?
Overheard 5-year-old kid critique of the day: "It needs a spider." Heh-heh. Too cute. I'm sure Jim Hodges will get right on that.