Thank you, ART

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Here comes my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving!

 

What can be better than celebrating food, family, and friends? I realize that art plays such a huge role in my life, so I wanted to take a moment to be thankful for all the ways art makes life better:

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Thank you ART, for being the reason to travel all over the world.

 

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Thank you ART, for bringing people together.

 

Spencer Tunick, "Dead Sea 1", 2011, c-print mounted between plexi
Spencer Tunick, “Dead Sea 1”, 2011, c-print mounted between plexi

Thank you ART, for being an excuse to experiment and create things for a living.

 

Nathan Sawaya, "Yellow", Legos
Nathan Sawaya, “Yellow”, Legos

Thank you ART, for being an excuse to dress up without judgment at art openings.

Eve and Adele
Eve and Adele
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, courtesy of http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Thank you ART, for acting as an ice-breaker during awkward social moments, that transform into heated debates about what is art.

 

Nick Cave Sound Suit
Nick Cave Sound Suit

Thank you ART, for being aloof, so that countless generations of young entrepreneurs can make “art accessible to the masses”.

 

Fortoul Brothers, Union City Murals, 10/12
Fortoul Brothers, Union City Murals, 10/12

Thank you ART, for having such an unregulated and mysterious market, because if it was more regulated then it wouldn’t be so continuously fascinating.

 

Contemporary Art Auction at Sotheby's, November 12th 2015
Contemporary Art Auction at Sotheby’s, November 12th 2015

Thank you ART, for being an outlet to express emotions that no one would understand if they’re spoken out loud, but that people will post-rationalize and pay for once they’re on display.

 

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, II, Frank Stella, 1959
The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, II, Frank Stella, 1959

Thank you ART, for creating hope during a time of darkness.

 

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Jean Jullien, Peace for Paris

Thank you ART, for inspiring people to action.

 

One of the Haas Brothers' Afreaks sculptures- a collaboration with South African artisan women.
One of the Haas Brothers’ Afreaks sculptures- a collaboration with South African artisan women.

Thank you ART, for creating purpose.

 

Christopher Marley: Lumens Prism
Christopher Marley: Lumens Prism

Thank you ART, for the sense of humor.

 

Banksy
Banksy

Thank you ART, for embracing both criticism and praise equally.

 

Dina Goldstein, "Sleeping Beauty", 2008 Pigment on Archival Paper
Dina Goldstein, “Sleeping Beauty”, 2008, Pigment on Archival Paper

Thank you ART, for being inspirational, visible, invisible, audible, edible, conceptual, functional, impractical, entertaining, intellectual, superficial, truthful, ironic, curious, controversial, beautiful.

At the Art (Un)Seen Fair during Armory Week 2015.
At the Art (Un)Seen Fair during Armory Week 2015.

Thank you ART, for giving me endless subjects to write about.