Day 2 in Manhattan
In the morning I was super excited for an appointment with Luhring Augustine Gallery. I made the appointment with the director to show my friend Joel Sternfeld's work who has recently begun seriously collecting photography. There were two large prints available and hanging in the back. Blind Man in his Garden is by far one of the most compelling photographs I have come across. To see it in person was incredible. My freind was not as taken with the piece but loved McLean, Virginia. This photograph changed my entire perspective on the "constructed narrative" work I had been studying in art school. Joel Sternfeld's work has and is a huge influence.
While we were in Chelsea, we walked through a few galleries. Mary Boone had some crazy paintings by Peter Saul which had all sold for $100,000.00. I am confused but obviously they are just not my thing.