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Heavyweight Championship of the Art World
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The main event Monday June 8th 8:30pm Madison Sq. Garden. 15 rounds for the Heavyweight Championship of the ART World. The undefeated heavyweight champion the @jerrysaltz vs. @klausbiesenbachstarring Larry Gagosian as Don King. Simultaneously telecast at the same time as the Super Bowl of bullshit with a Halftime show starring Marina Abromovic and Jay-Z at Pace. And special guests appearances by Owen Wilson, Swiss...

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Crucifixion After Bonnat
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“Crucifixion After Bonnat” Mixed Media on Canvas 167x167cm 2015 ©Giappo The whole earth is a melting pot New York has become Hong Kong the proletariat are the extinct dinosaurs of a forgotten age riding on the backs of our forefathers we speed into the future with no sense of purpose no meaning or value slaves to an economic kingdom which nourishes us with advertising...

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Lui Ha Sofferto per i Nostri Peccati
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“Lui Ha Sofferto per i Nostri Peccati” Mixed Media on Wood Panel 122x122cm 2015 Lui ha sofferto per i nostri peccati /Louie ah so-fair-toe pair ee no-stree pay-cot-ee/ tr. He suffered for our sins now the new Renaissance rises in the East they say that New Amsterdam is no more but the blood still flows from the land of the living dead sinking teeth...

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A Morning Poem for Diaz-Cruz
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  “A Morning Poem for Diaz-Cruz” Its all seen and heard in the small world of the big town separated by six degrees jealousy envy and hate sit heavy in the air where brotherly love once stood and the great glowing orb breathes life into the tall trees as green leaves begin to decorate the suburban landscape but back in the concrete jungle the...

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“Philadelphia” A Poem by Giappo
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“Philadelphia” A Poem by Giappo   Philadelphia A love hate relationship with the city full of white trash, blacks and Jews, Puerto-Ricans and Asians content with mediocrity a place where people go nowhere to die forever shadowed by the big city the sixth borough is a generous term the streets crumbling from neglect dilapidated structures still stand tall from the days of old blue...

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“This is Life” by Giappo
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    “This is Life” by Giappo This is life? All these people are sad and ugly tattered the walking dead white trash crack heads with families of toddlers on their way to the methadone clinic Black mothers dragging their children by the arm down the stairs practically off their feet to catch the el but the little Mexican men sit quietly smiling Anyone...

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“Dear America” by Giappo
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    Dear America everything is going straight down the toilet the middle class has vanished and the great divide grows larger as the one percent rules upon high. How different the view is from the park avenue palace and forget about the ground floor cause the pavement is freezing in the winter. Though most of them march to the beat of the capitalist...

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“Thx Richard, Let’s Do Lunch” (Meta Kate Moss)
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“Thx Richard, Let’s Do Lunch” (Meta Kate Moss) (Repost of Repost via @richardprince4) To: Richard Prints Prince. @richardprince1234 #newportraits Asked @jameslabold what would Marcel think? Says stealing Instagrams in 2014 isn’t like signing a urinal in 1917. R. Mutt. (Is it?) It’s not? Isn’t it? @jerrysaltz . Appropriate. Appropriation. Apropos. Apparently so. Apparition. Say hello to your ghost of Christmas past Ebenezer. Who thunk it first?...

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America Loves the Bad Guy (In the Movies That Is) by Giappo
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With the Art World on holiday and with the two most highly anticipated movies of the year opening in the past week I felt compelled to write reviews on The Wolf of Wall Street andAmerican Hustle.  So enjoy! The leading roles are played by mega super stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, and with big name directors Martin Scorsese (possibly the biggest) and David O. Russell...

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Second Friday in Philly with Giappo
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On the second Friday of December, in the afternoon, I decided to stop by my old friend Lewis’s Wexler Gallery. I was intrigued while walking past by what I thought were hand blown glass vases.  To my surprise, I entered the gallery only to discover that they were actually porcelain vases with rare glazes applied to them. The artist Hideaki Miyamura is a Japanese-American potter who devoted...

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Random Thoughts on the Aftermath of ABMB by Giappo
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Well it’s all over folks! Today marked the final day of ABMB 2013. They came, they saw, they partied. They looked at lots of Art, and some of them even bought it too. The overall reports this week were that the fairs were on fire with many collectors eager to make purchases in this currently “booming” Contemporary Art Market. Brisk sales were reported from...

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