"Downtown Art" is also "What Was In My Tenth Grade Locker"
Still trying to remain calm about the New York Magazine article on the downtown art scene, where it totally champions Dash Snow and his clown posse as the next generation of New York Cool.
Now I'm not pretending these guys aren't talented, because they definitely are, but to say they're heading up the next great Manhattan movement is ridiculous. For one thing, only Ryan has a real following outside New York. And for another, their incestuous social scene is sort of the same as a knot of prep school kids or a graduate program's study group - this is not like when Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne started sending each other manuscripts and creating maybe the best club in history - the transcendentalists.
Anyway I understand I'm ranting but wow I'm annoyed.
Also: last night Sophia asked what Transcendentalist meant and now I'm pretty sure we can't date, ever.