Something smells here … or rather, it’s supposed to, but I don’t smell it

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I walked into the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery last week and was a little surprised to find it empty. What you see below is what I saw – nothing. (scroll down for more …) Then I walked to the rear gallery space (see photo below), and that too was empty, other than this large column in […]

Wearing a farmers’ market on your head

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I found these two unusual watercolor illustrations on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Collections” page, and they’re described as “Fantastic Hairdresses with Fruit and Vegetable Motifs.” They’re both by an unknown 18th Century French artist. It’s hard to imagine what these drawings were for, other than fantasy images, since the way they’re depicted suggests an […]

Post no Ralphs or Bills

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The phrase “Post No Bills” is ubiquitous on construction site walls throughout New York City, even though it rarely stops anyone from doing so. In this case, some joker decided to post a bill stating that one should not post any “Ralphs” either. Here’s another joker who wanted to suggest that posting no “bills” applied […]