Ethan runs ethan pettit contemporary, an art gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn. www.ethanpettitgallery.com
Aesthetics, Artists, Bohemians, Bushwick, galleries, gentrification, Greenpoint, Hipsters, local politics, Williamsburg
Brilliant writing! Conceptual art as an extension of the urban experience that is already there. It recalls the Charles Atlas show at this gallery in February last year, as well as Takahiko iimura at Microscope in March 2011. I shall bring my thickest monocle to this one.
Total tat. The art world makes a found object out of the poor.
But at least the condos provide tax revenue and maintenance jobs. You can't have your safari in the ghetto forever. It's great when the guy from Columbia comes to your loft and signs your band. It's great when the dowager empress of Park Avenue gives you the envelope for your painting. But that doesn't provide construction jobs and janitor jobs for the gauchos down at the bodega. Artists are not the only people in the ghetto who have dreams.
In a loopy and confusing way, this article states that vinyl dealers are doing fine in north Brooklyn, but are being pushed away from Williamsburg and into Greenpoint. Any problem with just saying it that way, so we can get "the measure" of what you're talking about? And what is the conclusion? Klingman might have fleshed out the idea of "the neighborhood's vinyl-snob credibility." Could it be that lots of yuppies in the area are into turntables and tubes? For the best listening experience in a fine new condo? And the older set would have grown up on vinyl. There are aficionados who say you can only understand "Rubber Soul" on vinyl. And who would want to listen to "Soul Makossa" on anything else.
@Louis P. Sloane. Richard Timperio IS mentioned, under Sideshow Gallery.
Finis. Thank you for your time.
For every gallery, editor, shaker and maker mentioned in L Magazine's short list here, there are scores of bloggers and socialites chiseling and proof-reading around the discourse. The art scene is a remarkable self-generating kind of consensus that comes out of miles of screed and canvas. Stars and celebrities are pushed upwards by consensus and through gauntlets of scrutiny. This peculiar social organization is by no means a new species in the world. But that Brooklyn can now be said to possess one of its own, is something in which I think the borough can take pride, and something that perhaps many people Neva Wudda Thunk.
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