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If you’re not talking about me, you’re not talking to me…

If you’re not talking about me, you’re not talking to me…

My favorite scene in Mommie Dearest, aside from wire hangers moment, is the moment when Christina confronts Joan Crawford famously portrayed by Faye Dunaway. Joan pleads with her daughter, “Why can’t you give me the respect that I’m entitled to? Why can’t you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?” To which Christina retorts with the memorable line, “Because I am NOT one of your fans.” And Joan stares at her as if only to say, “If you’re not talking about me, you’re not talking to me.” This pivotal moment came to me as I mused through the current work at Robert Fontaine Gallery. Here the quirky, post-modern and anti-everything work share a common attitude to shake up the system, even if only to rebuild it up after. Collectively, the work was beyond solid. Any gallery that can hang work by Warhol and Olek in the same room this gallantly needs no approval.

 

 

Jesse Faber

 

Simon Chetrit

 

Paul Rousso

 

And the GRANDaddy of it all… Andy Warhol

 

The new work by UK artist Simon Thompson was what caught my eye instantly and my mind later. They say “Too much art will kill you.” Well, I’m flat-lined.