BREAKING! 18th Most Powerless Person in the Art World Spotted at LES Gallery Non-ironically Wearing Khakis!

by Art Fag City on November 6, 2009 · 24 comments Breaking!

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON

Blogger Tom Moody takes a picture of the gallery/artist Reena Spaulings‘ buzzer, in the hopes of unlocking what some have named “the final mystery of the art world.” The final mystery of course being, why they are so famous.

Always on the prowl for the art worlders who made Hyperallergic’s list of the top 20 most powerless people in the art world, we snapped this picture yesterday of blogger Tom Moody, who snags their number 18 spot.  Fullfilling their criteria for the position by non-ironically wearing Khakis at a lower east side gallery, Moody shoots the Reena Spaulings store front (a type written label underneath their buzzer). Coincidentally, while we where there, we learned what the most powerful people in the art world already know: Reena Spaulings is closed until December.

*You won’t find their new hours of operation on their website people — this news is brought to you exclusively by AFC.

  • http://artsravel.blogspot.com Art

    AWESOME, thanks for my morning laugh.

  • http://artsravel.blogspot.com Art

    AWESOME, thanks for my morning laugh.

  • greg.org

    And all this time I thought Tom Moody was a fictionalized artist/blogger persona created by a webby gallerist

  • greg.org

    And all this time I thought Tom Moody was a fictionalized artist/blogger persona created by a webby gallerist

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    Permalink for photo of the Reena Spaulings buzzer: http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2009/11/06/reena-spaulings/

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    Permalink for photo of the Reena Spaulings buzzer: http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2009/11/06/reena-spaulings/

  • http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com Sharon @ Two Coats

    Yeah, and sadly this blogger is number 8 on the top twenty list–still living in my hometown.

  • http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com Sharon @ Two Coats

    Yeah, and sadly this blogger is number 8 on the top twenty list–still living in my hometown.

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    An amusing detail about this encounter (which I didn’t get into in my post) is someone actually let us in, in response to the buzzer, and then called down the stairway to tell us there was no show, and to please not come up.

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    An amusing detail about this encounter (which I didn’t get into in my post) is someone actually let us in, in response to the buzzer, and then called down the stairway to tell us there was no show, and to please not come up.

  • http://www.stevenread.com Tseven

    this is incredible

  • http://www.stevenread.com Tseven

    this is incredible

  • Aron Namenwirth

    this story is so familiar i feel like i was there

  • Aron Namenwirth

    this story is so familiar i feel like i was there

  • Jenée Misraje

    Brilliant!

  • Jenée Misraje

    Brilliant!

  • Andy

    Reena Spaulings gallery used to be a great place to get hand jobs etc. (i’ve heard). When they first opened there they had a few disappointed visitors.

  • Andy

    Reena Spaulings gallery used to be a great place to get hand jobs etc. (i’ve heard). When they first opened there they had a few disappointed visitors.

  • Andy

    That might not sound right. The current space that the gallery is in used to be a brothel.

  • Andy

    That might not sound right. The current space that the gallery is in used to be a brothel.

  • http://www.gallerybeat.net Dr. Lisa

    Let no empty storefront go undocumented, Tom

  • http://www.gallerybeat.net Dr. Lisa

    Let no empty storefront go undocumented, Tom

  • http://hereisafantasylikenowhereelse.wordpress.com hereisafantasy

    don’t trust anyone in the artworld with khakis.

  • http://hereisafantasylikenowhereelse.wordpress.com hereisafantasy

    don’t trust anyone in the artworld with khakis.

Previous post:

Next post: