"Occasionally, when Peggy ostensibly left the house to go on her daily walk, A.R. would crawl out of her tent in Peggy's backyard, fetch the hidden house key from behind the garden hose coiler, and sneak into Peggy's house to steal another issue of NYArtgeist. In Peggy's regal study there were scores of issues crammed onto multiple built-in shelves, so Peggy never knew when a single issue was missing."
"This was by far A.R.'s favorite pasttime because it was the only thing in life that made her laugh. What struck her as funny was how -- from her uneducated standpoint -- artists' spectacular failures were so prized by art world, who cheered almost any creation that would be derided by the masses as being non-art, as long as the maker of the non-art had impressive credentials, and as long as an art exhibition venue exhibited the non-art in question. A.R. giggled in anticipation as she turned each page.
Over time the magazines proved to be precious medicine for A.R. via the healing power of laughter. Most of the time A.R. was able to return each issue to its rightful place on the shelf before Peggy "returned home"."
W 19.5" x H 10.5"
painted magazine, textured wood and acrylic letters
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