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.

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Art November 6, 2009 at 9:33 am

AWESOME, thanks for my morning laugh.

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Art November 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

AWESOME, thanks for my morning laugh.

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greg.org November 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

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

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greg.org November 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

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

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tom moody November 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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

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tom moody November 6, 2009 at 10:50 am

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

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Sharon @ Two Coats November 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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

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Sharon @ Two Coats November 6, 2009 at 10:55 am

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

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tom moody November 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm

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.

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tom moody November 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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.

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Tseven November 6, 2009 at 7:08 pm

this is incredible

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Tseven November 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm

this is incredible

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Aron Namenwirth November 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm

this story is so familiar i feel like i was there

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Aron Namenwirth November 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

this story is so familiar i feel like i was there

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Jenée Misraje November 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Brilliant!

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Jenée Misraje November 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Brilliant!

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Andy November 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

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.

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Andy November 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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.

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Andy November 8, 2009 at 1:08 am

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

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Andy November 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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

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Dr. Lisa November 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Let no empty storefront go undocumented, Tom

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Dr. Lisa November 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Let no empty storefront go undocumented, Tom

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hereisafantasy November 30, 2009 at 2:28 am

don’t trust anyone in the artworld with khakis.

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hereisafantasy November 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

don’t trust anyone in the artworld with khakis.

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