While a minority of American are in a post-election meltdown over the browning of America, I feel compelled to admit that the part of America that is in a constant state of flux, always shifting, moving, changing, and accepting of the fact that the only things that unite Americans are a few ideas, is what I love about this place. To be American is to be dynamic, maybe even volatile, but never staid. Looking back, to borrow a Biblical allegory, is to turn into salt. I don’t think it’s an accident that the winning Presidential candidate’s slogan this year was “Forward” — that’s the direction we expect from America, even if we’re chronically disappointed. Sara Rahbar’s Flag series captures some of the energy I love about America.
Anselm Kiefer, “Hortus Philosophorum”, mixed media, gouache on photopaper
Me too. So crunchy. Yum.
Audrey Goes Home on Flickr.
My piece for Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult NYC. The show opens tomorrow, with over 300 pieces of art made of cult movie love.
August 9th, 6-9 PM
64 Gansevoort St.
Open through September 1.
“I’ll give you a tip. The best way to become a player in the art world is to be an underbidder on a major work of art [at auction]. You don’t have to spend any money. Just raise your hand near one of the top bids on a Warhol or another major lot and Josh will list you in the Baer Faxt among the underbidders. Do that a few times and people will think of you as one of the big players.”
Former gallerist/dealer and current director of LA’s MOCA Jeffrey Deitch on being a “player” in the art world, The Art Newspaper
But what if you accidentally buy it? That could ruin your whole day.