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You lost your soul in the big bad city

It turns out that for some unfathomable reason the head of housekeeping has it in for me. It was her who told management I'd been in the wrong bed, and I think my bed has only been made & new towels provided twice in six nights. I've decided to just keep a low profile and not say any damned thing to housekeeping as non hablo espaniol and anything I say gets twisted by that evil bag. Luckily the manager was reasonable and Arsen, the guy in my room and owner of the best name in the known universe, vouched for my conduct.

I went to the Museum of Modern Art today, and I was surprised to find that even my industrial grade cynicism was inadequate to cope with so much pretension in one place. As I struggled to grasp with which is the world's premier fraud, Andy Warhol or Jasper Johns, and as I fought down the urge to slap ignorant yanks who happily take damaging flash photographs of paintings and make excrement like an 8 hour video of a stationary camera on the Empire State building and an inaccurate painting of their own flag 'legitimate' art, I rounded the corner to find Francis Bacon's 'Painting' and further on many a famous Dali and all was forgiven. Except 'Empire'; in the context of a gallery it is no less BS. Also, that installation where a light goes on and off for 5 seconds in an empty room is also beyond forgiveness. Actually, I can't overlook those basketballs floating in a fish tank either. Such crap. Jodie, nothing you say can defend these feces.

It has been brought to my attention by Marc that I will be in London for St. Patty's. That is stupendous.

For those not in the know, the galleries are updated. Furthermore, every photo therein has more artistic value than Warhol's entire career x10.

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 14th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Empire
It's not the work itself, it's the idea th.....

Oh, never mind.

*eye twitch*

-J x
theonlyh
Mar. 16th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
I’m currently of the opinion that, except for the variety that’s inked into someone’s skin, all modern art leans towards pretentious wankbagery.

What’s the public transport like NY?
paulfraser
Mar. 18th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
The public transport is awesome. The metro runs till about 3 and on Manhattan Island thrains are never more than 10 minutes away. It's a little less frequent in the outer boroughs. It's also cheap: US$22 for unlimited travel in 1 week.

There was so much wankbaggery in that place I can't even describe it.
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