~MAN IN THE NEWS/& HOPEFULLY NOT SCREWED/ANDREW J HALL
on the far right – man-in-the-news – art collector & top CITIGROUP energy trader – ANDREW J HALL – or as he is more commonly known in art circles – JOHN HALL – here seated with members of GELITIN – at the closing party for their live-in 7 day performance piece/installation, ‘TANTAMOUNTER’. LEO KOENIG GALLERY, NYC. NOV 23, 2005.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
FIRST POSTED ON THE HOME PAGE: MON AUG 17/2009.
. . . MR. HALL finds himself at the center of an escalating WALL STREET CONTROVERSY – REGARDING “OVER-SIZE” BONUSES – being paid out by “tax payer” bailed-out CITIGROUP … even though he had a contract with CITIGROUP, and made them over a BILLION DOLLARS in the last year – as head of their energy trading desk.
and p.s. – yes !!
that is JIM DRAIN and NAOMI FISHER – making out – on the left, of the photo.
in fact, Miami-based artist & photographer NAOMI FISHER was – and was the only female – in there – with those wild and sex crazy GELITIN guys !! They were all ensconsed in the TANTAMOUNTER ‘replicating’ installation for 7 days, never surfacing until the closing party, so – guess they were pretty happy to see each other, though JIM seemed to have been visibly relieved to see Naomi in one piece, safe and sound. Naomi on her side of things, though obviously happy to see him and apparently oblivious to everything else – looked like she had had – the time of her life. and no wonder, it was one of the best art performances to hit NYC – e-ver !! and that’s saying a lot.