Philippe Mercier, "The Sense of Hearing Object" (1744–1747) (via Wikipedia)

Philippe Mercier, “The Sense of Hearing Object” (1744–1747) (via Wikipedia)

We’re in Soho on Tuesdays, the Lower East Side on Wednesdays, Chelsea on Thursdays, Bushwick on Saturdays. 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 (or so), we post things “Overheard in the Art World.” #OHAW Honestly, art world, don’t take yourself so seriously.

Where were we? Oh we were here and there and everywhere, art world, but you people just stopped saying ridiculous shit. (Or we were just too cold to overhear it) But alas, a Will Ryman public art installation, a Bushwick cafe and a Thursday evening tour of the few solo shows that opened in the last few weeks proved the art world’s patrons are still chit chattering ridiculous shit. And we love it:

[on cell phone] “I’m in Andrew Kreps on 22. There is a hysterical but vaguely disturbing show.”
— overheard at Andrew Kreps gallery opening of Peter Piller

“My friend would love this, because he’s really into guns and women.”
— overheard at Andrew Kreps gallery opening of Peter Piller

“It’s too crowded I’m leaving. Plus I hate a gallery named after a failed investment bank.”
— overheard at Morgan Lehman Gallery opening of Judith Belzer

“I think her art is worth more than her apartment.”
— overheard at the Affordable Art Fair opening party

“Flash forward 20 years when no one cares about 3D.”
— overheard at David Zwirner opening of Thomas Ruff

“How much for the 3D glasses?”
— overheard at David Zwirner opening of Thomas Ruff

“I’ve never seen pancake art before.”
— overheard at Smack Mellon nonprofit space

“Maybe China just banned it because it was bad.”
— overheard at Coffee Shop in Union Square in a conversation about art in China

“No one has ever died here.”
— overheard at Guggenheim party

“I honestly had no idea there were so many unattractive people in the art world. How nice and unpretentious.”
— overheard at Grunert/Gasser post-opening dinner

“Dat shit is aight.”
— overheard by @ericcorriel at the Will Ryman installation in Madison Sq Park

“He’s not the first one to steal stuff and put it in a gallery.”
— overheard at the opening of Thanks at Lu Magnus gallery, which is a show of stolen art

“You know what you really need for your career? A publicist. Get your art on hyperallergenic & stuff.”
— overheard in a Bushwick cafe

“Cope [2] is here and he brought his own camera crew. It’s like the Kardashians in there.”
— overheard at Doyle New York Street Art auction preview

“My bank account is in overdraft, but sure, another round! More oysters! After all, I didn’t move to this city to feel deprived.”
— overheard on Twitter, @NYCArtSnob

“OH pickup lines from the suits at Spring Break: ‘Is this work yours?’ ‘Are you an artist?’ ‘Are you a curator?’ ‘Who are you?’”
— overheard on Twitter, @VAJIAJIA

“Overheard @thearmoryshow: security guard asking why someone bought an empty Brillo box. #ArmoryShow2013″
— overheard on Twitter, @JennieLamens

“Will you make something today or complain about something made by someone else.”
— overheard on Twitter, @robroychalmers

If you have something to submit to a future Overheard in the Art World, please email overheardintheartworld [at] hyperallergic [dot] com.

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