~JIM JOE VS LEWY . . more pix: & . . . . IT WASN’T ME . . feat. SHELDON SILVER & ABY ROSEN

WHO, me ? – a piece of dirt ?!!

JIM JOE VS LEWY – ‘PIECE OF DIRT’ – MORE PIX FROM THE OPENING.
APRIL, 1, 2016.
the show ran APRIL 1 – APRIL 10, 2016.
48 BOWERY, CHINATOWN POP-UP.

see: JIM JOE VS LEWY – dedicated website
in a word – the best Chinatown pop-up since last June’s . . . ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: DAN ASHER, SIMON CERIGO and . . NANCY SMITH’ (2015).
(yes. a relative, lol).

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LUIS ORTIZ . . checks out the industrial hardware, coppery wires and metal hooks – of the gorgeous install.
which was quite elaborate, sleek, minimal & industrial looking.
quite a pro job by producer . . . PARIS VENTURE – for a 10 day pop-up.
these guys are serious.

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LUIS ORTIZ.
Partner Relationship Manager, Collectrium
CHRISTIE’S

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GAZOO / TO THE MOON, and FRANK APE / BRANDON SINES
see: @gazootothemoon
see: FUSE – ‘INTERVIEW: Street Artist Gazoo Left the Music Industry Behind’, April 28, 2016
see: @frank_ape / SINES ART

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JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘WRONG VS REASON’.
OIL ON CANVAS, 36 x 48 INCHES
($4,500 USD)

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detail, JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘WRONG VS REASON’.

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detail, JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘WRONG VS REASON’.

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JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘ETHICS VS MORALS’.
OIL ON CANVAS, 36 x 48 INCHES
($4,500 USD)

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detail, JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘ETHICS VS MORALS’.

IT WASN’T ME . . .

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Former State Assembly Speaker SHELDON SILVER . . gets 12 years in prison for corruption.
“Here’s the thing about corruption”, U.S. District Judge VALERIE CAPRONI said as she imposed the sentence, “It makes the public very cynical.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. WED MAY 4, 2016 (TODAY).
PHOTO: KEVIN HAGEN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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BIG TIME ART COLLECTOR, ABY ROSEN SETTLES ART TAXES EVASION CASE.
“Aby Rosen has agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations that he failed to pay sales and use taxes on art purchased by two of his companies . . According to the attorney general’s office, Mr. Rosen used two companies .. to purchase more than $80 million worth of art between 2002 and 2015…
Purchased works in the case include a $9.1 million painting by JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, a $5.3 million piece by ROY LICHENSTEIN, and works by ANDY WARHOL, DAMIEN HIRST and CY TWOMBLY, among others.”
“We are committed to rooting out tax abuses wherever we find them, especially in the art world” . . the attorney general said.

for all the fascinating details, read: ‘Settlement Reached In Art Taxes Case – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, MAY 4, 2016 (TODAY)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/aby-rosen-settles-tax-evasion-case-for-7-million-1462299474#:0fGrPmmIDOyyoA

the press announcement coincidentally, probably NOT !!
timed to the . . big FRIEZE ART FAIR, in NYC this weekend.
that should put a slight chill – on things.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH