SAME AS IT EVER WAS

23 Dec

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Detail of a photo from the early 1960s of an arty farty party thrown by art philanthropist Peggy Guggenheim. The Guggenator herself is not pictured. Just imagine a frozen turkey that’s been basted in money then balanced precariously on top of an expensive dress. The weird and horrifying thing is that fifty years on from the day this photograph was taken, arty farty parties still look like this. Art collectors, art patrons and the people who run major galleries are still this old, they’re still from this specific and tiny substratum of society and most them still look exactly like this.

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