~THE DECLINE & FALL, PART II . . THE EXHIBIT
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ART WORLD, PART II: THE OTHER 99%
DAMIEN CRISP, NOAH LYON, CRISTINA de MIGUEL, and LAURINA PAPERINA
SEPT 12 – OCT 12, 2013
FREIGHT+VOLUME – 530 W 24 ST – CHELSEA, NYC
THE OTHER 99% . . WANTS TO BE . . . HEARD !!
Ghost in the Machine ?
love the young turks – trooping by, in a line !!
they got the – message.
dedicated to JERRY BLACKMAN, NICHOLAS STEINDORF & all . . my young friends at YALE.
all I can say is: you’re gonna miss me – when I’m gone.
NOAH LYON, from left:
‘Duck Nein Augen’, 2013. acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
‘Just One of Those days’, 2013. acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
‘A Pigeon Landed on My Brain’, 2013. mixed media on canvas. 36 x 36 in.
NOAH LYON, from left:
‘Want It’, 2013. acrylic on canvas, 36 x 356 in.
‘Please Don’t Touch the Art, Jeff Koons’, 2013. acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
‘Major Breakthrough’, 2011. acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.
ps: NOAH LYON (b. 1979) has one of the more vibrant Q+A bios in the catalog.
“.. we lived on Chrystie St in the early 80’s when it was all drug dealers, junkies and prostitutes, but there was all this amazing art on the street and music in the air. I literally learned to walk on the streets that Haring and Basquait were painting on .. I really remember RICHARD HAMBELTON’S ‘Shadowman’ paintings. Those were fucking crazy. Punk flyers were everywhere.”
yeah. those were the days. we were there.
Kate and Theo were born at the same time – in an illegal storefront just around the corner, 5 Rivington St, just 2 doors up from the Bowery. Richard Hambelton sublet the place to us – he collected the rent, but stiffed the landlord. end of long story .. we went to landlord tenant court and lived there for 8 years (!!) rent free. with only a hotplate.
Richard used to make his girlfriend, Bonnie – hook johns on the corner .. in black fishnet stockings.
Keith Haring gave us a huge cardboard chalk piece, and Jean Michel used to coo to Kate in her stroller.
like I said .. at the corner of ‘street smart’ and ‘art savvy’ – C-R-A-S-H !!
I KNOW, I KNOW !! haha – love how Laurina goes for the – NEON !!
you can even call up the effect on Instagram.
anybody else catch . . Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram – ode to crackhead hubby Lamar ?
ps: it’s TRACEY, not Tracy.
KIKI SMITH: the biggest snob, and ripper off of .. other people’s mojo !!
on the Lower East Side .. from day one. trust me – I know.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH