After its scheduled run, Meulensteen (formerly Max Protetch) took down their Oliver Herring show last week to the delight of neighboring gallerists. Many were complaining that Herring’s bags of glitter were the cause of stray glitter making their way into their spaces. “We’ve mopped twenty times” one gallerist complained, noting that it was also a conservation nightmare as the material was getting stuck on paintings. This prompted a story regaled by a friend in which a receptionist at D’Amelio Terras responded very nervously to her observation that the gallery had a significant amount of glitter on the floor. “Look, we’re aware of the glitter” she told the friend, “and we’re doing everything we possibly can.” I made mention of this ruffling of feathers over twitter recently, and had many a tweet returned with the sentiment that glitter is the herpes of the art world.