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Overheard in the Art World

We’re in Soho on Tuesdays, the Lower East Side on Wednesdays, Chelsea on Thursdays. We go to openings, art fairs, auctions, performances, lectures, galas, member events, after-parties. (Oh the afterparties!) WE are the New York Art World, though we do travel, so we’re really everywhere.

Every Friday, we post things we hear or emailed in “Overheard in the Art World.” #OHAW Honestly, art world, don’t take yourself so seriously.

This week was the “infamous” Party in the Garden at MoMA, where guests coughed up $5,000 for a seat at the dinner table. And spotted around the art world: a hot guy who is not so hot naked, a calm before the Memorial Day Hampton storm and Bjork:

“This is nice because it’s before all the renters come for Memorial Day.”
— overheard at Silas Marder Gallery opening in Bridgehampton

“I love what alcohol does to me.”
— overheard at Silas Marder Gallery opening

“When videoconferencing becomes the norm, I’m getting botox.”
— overheard by hot, young Asian woman at MoMA’s Party in the Garden benefit

“Why is my food being served family style?”
— overheard at MoMA’s Party in the Garden benefit

“I want caffeinated coffee!”
— overheard at MoMA’s Party in the Garden benefit

“I honestly don’t know what that is. It wasn’t there before.”
— overheard at Seven @ Seven art fair when someone asked the person at the desk about a certain art work

“I want to go meet Bjork! [pause, looks around] Which one is she?”
— overheard at Clocktower Gallery performance

“She’s huge on Pinterest.”
— overheard at Spoonbill & Sugartown bookstore on Bedford Avenue

Girl #1: “Food here is scarce. I’d love some, like, pigs in the blanket, but nobody does that.”
Girl #2: “Haha, according to Overheard in the Art World there were some around lately and people were bitching!”
— overheard at Public Art Fund Opening of Common Ground … just in case you were wondering, this was in fact emailed to us by a reader

“Please don’t touch.”
— overheard near Jenny Holzer piece people were sitting on at this week’s Public Art Fund opening

Girl #1: “He’s HOT.”
Girl #2: “He’s not that cute naked though, to be honest.”
— overheard at Silas Marder gallery opening

“The only friend that doesn’t disappoint me these days is my dildo.”
— overheard at Third Streaming performance

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