armory?

26 Feb ’07

I went to the armory show with my friend rob. I’m not sure if any of you have ever been to a ski show, or a boat show, but this was an art “show”. I’ve never really felt that walking in a gallery was akin to walking in to jewelry store, where people immediately get sized up and in my case get dismissed as a non customer. It’s an unspoken sense of disdain from the merchant, or in this case the art dealer. At the armory, there was an overwhelming sense that people were their to “sell”.

Well, i wasn’t there to buy, even if i had the money. There was one piece by tracy emin, i believe, that was a kick-ass neon light one-liner with the quote;

“people like you, you should sleep with people like me”

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