October 14, 2011

Crappy Art and free drinks!

After a horrible week spent doing taxes and battling a sinus infection a friend called and asked me to spend an evening with her going to gallery openings. We decided on the Chelsea art scene starting off at Bruce Davidson's show at Aperture. The show was series of shots he did on subways back in 1980. Dark, moody, edgy. Not my favorite of Davidson's work, but a nice show. I spoke to him briefly asking about his lighting. Interesting man who is a member of the exclusive Magnum agency and one of the true photo greats.

We drank wine as we browsed the images.

Moving on it, was definitely downhill from there. The next gallery had really crappy art but served ice cold Grolsh beer.

You can have this mess for only $10,000.

String stretched across wall at eye level, with silly string added (photo shot from ground looking up). Genius! (Um, that'd be sarcasm.)

Obviously trying to incite a race riot.

Lots of drunk "bad art" lovers.

Empty Chelsea streets.

After viewing lots of bad art, drinking free beer and cheap wine we decided to end the night with some good Thai food at Spice on 8th Ave. A very nice night overall!

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