Not sure why I am considered one of the preeminent scholars for hypothetical rapper scenarios, but I seem to get paid a decent amount of money to write about what I think rappers would and wouldn’t do within certain hypothetical situations.
So when I was asked to guess which rapper/singer would buy which of these amazing pieces of hand painted typography I found it was a lot harder than I thought. Since the artist didn’t do one that said “YOU DONT GOT THE ANSWERS SWAY” I had to actually use my own brain power to figure out this turnt up typographical conundrum in a timely manner.
—Skip Class / @Skip_Class
Ben Eine’s “Heartfelt” is on view at Judith Charles Gallery in NYC through March 16th
The Gavel Drops at Sotheby’s by Andrew Rice
The auction house is under attack by hedge-fund activist Daniel Loeb, who wants it to start making lots more money, in part by refusing to kowtow to rich folks like him.
Become successful artisan/artist/musician.
Sell out show(s).
Buy abandoned village in the Spanish countryside for under $100k.
Create, enjoy, relax.
One boss in China has figured out a new way to determine how much of a year-end bonus each employee will receive. It involves drinking him under the table. An employee of the unnamed company explained that at the beginning of their year-end banquet, the man-in-charge “placed a pile of banknotes on the table before announcing workers would receive bonuses based on how much they could drink.” Now you’d think this would be weird and unfair to lightweights, however the boss explained the reasoning, and it’s more for conditioning than anything else; “much of the company’s business success was rooted in employees being able to hold their liquor with clients.” So, there you go.
If a recently introduced bill passes, the maximum amount of taxpayer money that the government would be able to spend on an oil portraits of congressman.
Counting down one business day at a time with presents under $100 to help make this season the most gifted one yet. See our full gift guide here
Daytrader: A Financial Board Game ($35)
Dealer’s Hand by Nick Paumgarten
Why are so many people paying so much money for art? Ask David Zwirner.