By Eric on 2006-08-20
Post-it show was an obvious hit at GR2. So it’s about 1200 pieces, most at $20, and 42 artists. Today GR2 was packed. With art so inexpensive, it was no wonder. We had to do a numbering system to be fair to those who’ve waited or were there first. With about 190 numbers passed out (of course a lot didn’t actually stick around and use them), only one person got mad enough to leave.
video of the south wall
I want to dwell on this one person for a second. The person came in, saw some post its they wanted, and demanded that she get served right away. Her number was later (not much later too!), but she kept trying to ahead of others. I’m the type of person who’d expect that “things” would have an order (such as numbers), so people won’t have to be savages, or bitches in this case, to cheat their way to the front of a line. I’d also hope that by being demanding, one doesn’t get their way and screw the people who’ve been politely waiting. This person got fed up, and bailed out. Good riddance. In GR-land, I’m glad that I have enough control to make things as fair as I can make them. It may take longer to buy the art from us, but there’s less of the “who you are” and “what can you do for us later” type of considerations being made as compared to other places.
A lot of the world is based on who’s louder, more obnoxious, or has more money. But what about fairness, gentlemanly-ness (or womanlyness), or just being nice? In our world that’s based on so much bad shit, can’t people understand that mother fuckin’ Post-its should be sold mother fuckin’ fairly?
Aside from a great night, it was great to see a lot of old faces, tons of new ones, and maybe first time art buyers who didn’t mind taking a chance on a $20 Post it. A note to them: it’s a slippery slope! $20 becomes $40, which then goes to $100. For those who have the money. $100 then goes up further and further. It’s like crack, and we’re dealing.