The Art Handling Olympics Launch This March!

by Art Fag City on January 20, 2010 · 21 comments Blurb

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON
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“There are places in the art world where no one can hear you scream,” reads the introductory text in the Art Handling Olympics promo video. Since writing about the event in early November, we’ve not learned any more about what this project even is, but if the YouTube clip above is any indication, it will involve parodying the job of an art handler.  This means torturous hours of holding up framed kittens for indecisive dealers, working alongside bored gallerinas who do nothing but shop for expensive footwear online, and general humiliation. Currently the Art Handling Olympics has only announced “March” as their launch date, an ambiguity acknowledged in the video itself. “What do you know about this Olympics bullshit?” asks one handler. “Oh, they’ve been talking about that Art Handler Olympics ever since Crozier had horse and buggies.”

This event will be hosted by Ramiken Crucible.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim VanKirk January 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I’m game, bring it on… I’m a Crozier alum from the 90’s along with the irrepressible Jerry Saltz, Peter Acheson and Mike Assente. Please God give me one more shot at them.
JVK

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Jim VanKirk January 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I’m game, bring it on… I’m a Crozier alum from the 90’s along with the irrepressible Jerry Saltz, Peter Acheson and Mike Assente. Please God give me one more shot at them.
JVK

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Saul January 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Fucking hilarious-can’t wait to see more!

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Saul January 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Fucking hilarious-can’t wait to see more!

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zack January 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm

extra, extra, extra, extra, EXTRA LIKE !!!

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zack January 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm

extra, extra, extra, extra, EXTRA LIKE !!!

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zack January 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

extra, extra, extra, extra, EXTRA LIKE !!!

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Kai January 21, 2010 at 1:31 am

Bua’s a cinch for the gold, it’s a race for #2

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Kai January 21, 2010 at 1:31 am

Bua’s a cinch for the gold, it’s a race for #2

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Kai January 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Bua’s a cinch for the gold, it’s a race for #2

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Jeff P January 21, 2010 at 2:19 am

Can’t laugh, too busy soaking in it.

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Jeff P January 21, 2010 at 2:19 am

Can’t laugh, too busy soaking in it.

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Jeff P January 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Can’t laugh, too busy soaking in it.

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Denise K. January 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Gold medal is a cinch, my tendonitus speaks for itself!

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Denise K. January 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Gold medal is a cinch, my tendonitus speaks for itself!

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Gregg January 26, 2010 at 4:04 am

Flat white touch-ups have lost their thrill, the zing of getting three quotes for a small piece needing a cross-town van trip NOW! – is gone. I may not win, but I might find funding for my film: “Mysteries of Ancient Art Handling.” Those Easter Island statues did not put themselves up, you know…. .

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Gregg January 26, 2010 at 4:04 am

Flat white touch-ups have lost their thrill, the zing of getting three quotes for a small piece needing a cross-town van trip NOW! – is gone. I may not win, but I might find funding for my film: “Mysteries of Ancient Art Handling.” Those Easter Island statues did not put themselves up, you know…. .

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Gregg January 26, 2010 at 12:04 am

Flat white touch-ups have lost their thrill, the zing of getting three quotes for a small piece needing a cross-town van trip NOW! – is gone. I may not win, but I might find funding for my film: “Mysteries of Ancient Art Handling.” Those Easter Island statues did not put themselves up, you know…. .

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Ross February 6, 2010 at 12:20 am

Will there be both team and individual judging ?

Maybe an old timers day game?

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Ross February 6, 2010 at 12:20 am

Will there be both team and individual judging ?

Maybe an old timers day game?

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Ross February 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Will there be both team and individual judging ?

Maybe an old timers day game?

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