~DELI-BOY . . . BREAKING NEWS !!
FILE UNDER: if you are gonna dish free soup – guess you better cover your ass – hawking T-Shirts !!
(just joking – love it !!)
or: MAO – with that sandwich – dude ?
. . . so, hot off the internet press – comes in this newsflash, today:
NYC’S most famous Thai deli-boys, GAVIN BROWN & RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA are hawking those ‘message’ T’s online !!
yo, like we said, they should come with a warning – do not attempt to wear at home – unless your country has an ingrained freedom of speech policy – and a broad sense of humor. not for use in small-minded dictatorships, intolerant regimes, or squeamish democracies, for that matter. either.
BUT WHAT WE WANT WE REALLY KNOW IS – WHEN WILL THEY DO – TAKE-OUT THAI (FOOD) !!
to order: T-SHIRT NO T-SHIRT
MEANWHILE IN . . . OTHER – FAST BREAKING – DELI-BOY NEWS . . .
(and yeah, it’s hard to keep up. we told ya, deli boy is taking over !! – this season anyway. no doubt about it. GBE is sweeping the scene.)
KATHLEEN MASSARA – relates in a post that just went up – MARCH 30, 2011 – in L MAGAZINE – that some smart ass bodies (!!)
absconded with Gavin’s car – that he had apparently left unattended with the keys in the ignition – an entirely plausible scenario given that the space was once a garage or loading dock and the gallery interior has been hollowed out. or left empty. or mde empty – again. stripped. de-constructed is the polite word. and with no security, or guns, just sayin – in sight !!
(hey, is that ‘golden’ beer crate nailed down – that’s what I want to know !!)
according to Ms. Massara’s retelling – of the dirty deed:
‘Chez Tiravanija, the onus is on the viewer to make the experience worthwhile. The relational artist’s job is to bring people together in a space with as few boundaries as possible. Last week, appropriately, artists PATRICIA SILVA and ERIC ANDERSON took matters into their own hands when they saw that a car was parked inside the wide-open gallery with keys in the ignition.
Taking this as a sign that they were free to take it for a spin, the pair drove around for less than a half hour, then returned to the gallery. Gavin Brown was outside, fuming, thinking his car had been stolen. He later told SALTZ*, “I suppose in some sense I set up the situation. So I’ve got nothing to complain about.” ‘
apparently trying to regain his cool – he then reached for some famous last words – not !! – as further related by Massara:
“But if someone really wanted to do something like this, they should have taken the car for a week, or driven it off the pier.”
yo dude – that for sure would NOT have been funny, but as done – yes. the deed was funny. dirty, but not that dirty, dude.
and a smart move – art wise, indeedy doody do.
all I can say is: seeing GAVIN BROWN fume ? – priceless !!
*artlovers footnote: – JERRY ‘PASS THE’ SALTZ – is a NYC art critic . . .
bye the way, that’s ‘pass’ – as in – GO PAST JAIL – WIN $200. in other words: skip.
maybe we should clarify the situation, and just call him – Skippy Saltz ?? !! ha.
Ms. Massara also alludes to a tempest-in-the-soup-pot brew that seems to be a-stoking among the food, I mean art critics – here in this town.
all I want to say is: my god – don’t you guys have any imagination ? don’t you know, can’t you get – something soaring free – when you – see it ?
or as Joan Rivers says in her recent bio/doc – it’s comedy, jerk !!
and no, I don’t think Skippy’s take is right – on the mark either. in fact think it went right over his head !!
issue: Ms. Masada also refers in her post to:
“IN a recent review, art critic Jerry Saltz applauded the piece’s ‘selfishness’.” end quote.
as if !!
with golden icons . . . (A-Z/Mao-Warhol) . . . in a mini on-site art bank – for sale, presumably – if the whole god damn installation isn’t up for museum purchase – at a blue plate special – price, no doubt !!
no I don’t thnk the show is about ‘sellessnish’ – at all !!
and I don’t think Gavin or Rirkrit – think so – either. witness their immediate response – online shilling !! ha.
it’s art – and art is a many-sided thing to behold – especially when it is – BRILLIANT !!
but selflessness – is not one of the facets.
the other guy who’s response doesn’t make the cut, and who really lost it is the New York Time’s KEN JOHNSON – whose bitter and short-ceiling’d – take – just posted in the NEW YORK TIMES yesterday. oh lordy.
though he is usually right on about the flat stuff, i.e. paintings – he never seems to be able to make the leap of faith – its called imagination, dude – needed for the free-wheeling stuff . . he didn’t get that great MICHEL GONDRY installation – ‘PLEASE RE-WIND’ – a few years back at DEITCH PROJECTS, either.
talk about – bitter. better watch out for the mighty feared GBE evil eye !!
Gavin Brown fuming ? – no say !!
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
CHAIRMAN MAYO, I MEAN MAO !! -aka – THE GOLDEN TABLET !!
SELFLESS – NO !! ARTIST – YES !! even, ARTISAN, YES !!
wanna buy it ? – bet it’s already sold !!
and just think – how convenient it is – easy to hide under the bed, or stashed in a back pack – in times of trouble.
sorry, SKIPPY – it’s all about the skills !! mental and other wise.
RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA, ‘FEAR EATS THE SOUL’ – GAVIN BROWN’S enterprise.
up thru APRIL 16, 2011.
don’t blink, art loving dude !!
or: how time flies – when you are having – FUN !!