Oh... by the way the opening Friday night was quite fabulous and people were seriously doing their homework for the next shopping day. Some were taking photographs and even making lay out floor plans of the gallery so the next morning they could snatch the artwork from the wall before the blink of an eye. There was a family...yes a family of art collectors that operated very Art Mafia Style ...their sons were recruited and were camping out outside in a rental car at 9:00 PM sharp Friday night till Metro pictures opened to the public the next day Sat @ 11:00 AM...OK?
What did they snatch?
A Marilyn Minter Photograph,
A Robert Longo original drawing
A Cindy Sherman original Photo/Collage!
A Jeff Koons !
Pretty Fierce right @ $75.00 each!
And the biggest price artwork was anatched by a single guy that was there at the crack of dawn as well ...The Kara Walker hand made cut out collage...Congratulations as well!
So don't mess with that family...they might put an art hit on you!
I had the pleasure or misfortune to hand out the Marilyn Minter (was gorgeous) to them!
My wall was almost sold out by the end of my shift and somebody there kept taking my picture and I hope It does not end up in some dirty magazine..lol!
I felt great doing the volunteering work , got to see collector friends, dealers and kinds of new people.I highly recommended!
They were so kind that at the end of my shift I got to chose a free postcard. I got a good one but, more than anything , I felt great helping a great organization. Please get involved next year but, don't try to snatch my artwork choices...I am already in the process of organizing my own Artmostfierce Mafia...right Cesar?
The Kara Walker unique collage that EVERYBODY wanted!