The convergence of art and commerce is here! Every year in New York City the one percenters decide which art they want to throw their money at. Artists get to show off their wares and make a quick buck so they can finally eat LOL. "GalleristNY" is covering their favorite event of the year, the "Armory Show." They posted a slide show of the VIP Preview, which we guess means Vapid Idiots' Public Preview, but who knows? In this installment of This or That you get to decide if the participants in the pictures below are artists or not. As always, mouse over the bars for the answers.
1. Two Guys in Suits. Are these a couple of artists that dressed according to the amount of money they expect to rake in from rich suckers or are they the rich suckers? Not artists. The guy on the left is Bryce Wolkowitz who owns his own art gallery and the guy on the right is the king of some American municipality.
2. Man Dares Not Look at Stump. Is this a wealthy person smiling because he just bought an amazing representation of a tree stump or is he an artist? Artist. Duke Riley standing in front of his cigarette tree stump.
3. The Schemer. Is this man calculating how much a work of art is worth, or is he calculating how much wealthier he will be later in the day? Not an artist. Eric Shiner, Warhol Museum director.
4. Toothy Trio. Are these three excited about the fact that their artwork will be sold to the city's blue bloods or are they the agents of the blue bloods? Not artists. From left to right, Thomas Kelly, Sean Kelly, and Lauren Kelly of Sean Kelly Gallery.
5. Brillo Man. Artist, one percenter, or warehouse worker? Artist. Charles Lutz and his Brillo boxes.
6. Get Me Out of Here. Does this woman look a little sullen because she is a deep dark artist that hates the commercialization of her work, or is she upset because she just emptied out her trust fund? Artist. Liz Magic Laser.
Image courtesy of chad magiera.