12.07.2009

Fair and Fair Alike: Miami 2009. A Little Gossip

Fair and Fair Alike Coverage so Far:
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Nosing Around
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Art? Or Not Art?
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MIAMI--Yeah, yeah. You're gonna get serious coverage. I'm working on it. But indulge me as I have a little Page Six moment.
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The Miami press was abuzz with the news that Sly Stallone, of the Philadelphia Stallones, had paintings on exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach (his first gallery show), at the Gmurzynska Gallery booth--paintings that were selling in the mid-five figures to the likes of well-known art connoisseur Steve Wynn, of the Las Vegas Wynns.
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Stallone is said to have admitted he was feeling "intimidated" to have his work displayed in the company of "the masters." D'ya think? The Daily Mail has the story, and I cribbed the picture, above left, from it.
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I didn't see the actor or his painting--nor was I looking for them--but I did run into that walking performance piece known as Eva and Adele.
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Eva and Adele: I'm not sure who's who.
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The ambiguously sexual duo, artists who are dressed identically from shaved head to platformed toe, turn up at all the art fairs and at the openings in Chelsea. They spoke to no one as they took in the fair. Well, they weren't speaking to me. I asked them to pose. They ignored me. Like a good paparazza, I photographed them anyway.
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More soon.
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8 comments:

Chris Rywalt said...

I've never seen either of them at an opening in Chelsea. I must go to all the lame, paparazzi-free openings.

jami said...

I did pass Slys work and I have to agree with the Daily Mail, "Don't give up the day job"

Joanne Mattera said...

Chris, you probably just missed them. I know what a socialite you are.

Larry said...

I remember Sly also fancied himself a novelist at one point, and after reading one of them I had the same reaction as jami.

Seth said...

The art world is so fascinating!

Stephanie Sachs said...

Sly was hanging around his work all day Wednesday taking photos with people. If he seemed intimidated he did not show it. On Wednesday most of his work had sold. Celebrity sells.
When I saw Eve and Adele I thought this is what it takes to stand out in an art crowd.

Matthew Beall said...

"Celebrity sells." You hit that nail square on the head Stephanie!

Annie B said...

Thanks for the introduction to Eve and Adele. I look forward to seeing them in person one day. As for Sly the painter, I relate this to Madonna the children's book author. Am I jealous that they earn money for dabbling? You bet.