What’s in Your Wallet?

Where is your name?

Pick a card, any card! Well, maybe not any card.

This post’s for those of you who are interested in art fair sociology and, let’s say, hierarchies. Paging Thorstein Veblen in the afterlife, here we wade into the waters of the leisure classes and their various entry points into conspicuous consumption. Last night, wandering the tony aisles of the Art Show, the week’s Upper East Side fair, we ran into an acquaintance who displayed for us the three–well, we only know of three anyhow!–VIP cards given out by the Armory Show. Which opens today–to VIPs! and, er, the press… (The Observer‘s shoe can be seen in the lower right, but is not germane here.) Read More