” For an exhibit with only a few in number dozen works of art, the show manages to pack in a lot of lessons: never combine together alcohol, and antibiotics, don’t throw out your old Adderall pill bottles and, as Matt and Viviana concluded, “If you ever find yourself in a position just where you’re forced to wear an ankle monitor, do your optimal ever to make it fashion.” “My fellow Americans it’s that time of year / To celebrate our country by drinking massive amounts of beer / Let’s stand together as one, live the American dream /Take shots, pass out, & wake up with our pants ripped open at the seems / Let’s glorify this day in your sluttiest tops and your tightest pair of tsubi jeans / Even though we’ve no f** clue what Memorial Day really means!!” In the past history of American arts and letters, Nicole Richie’s e-mail to extend an invitation to her 2007 Memorial Day BBQ stands alone. You will congratulate yourself, for remembering the exact outfit that Naomi Campbell wore to her community service, while simultaneously mourning the huge swaths of your brain that are exclusively committed to retaining celebrity gossip from the mid to late aughts. On his carefully curated Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram, Matt guides over with a hundred thousand followers through his very own time capsule: tabloid covers, paparazzi photo shoots and breathless updates on the tan rich kids of the mid- to- late aughts.
“Nicole Richie’s 2007 Memorial Day BBQ” takes us to the absolute limit of celebrity obsession, stuffing a small size room completely full to capacity of painstaking oil paintings with titles care for “Lindsay Lohan posing in a bikini, and ankle monitor” alongside hand-drawn calligraphy of Nicole Richie official statements and Chris Crocker quotes. Through September 10th, Britney lovers, and Simple Life stans shall be able to completely surround themselves with the trashy pop culture equivalents of saintly relics, courtesy of the diminutive museum’s “Nicole Richie’s 2007 Memorial Day BBQ” exhibit. Of course, hours spent committing Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton’s infamous car-scapade to canvas are far more productive than the cumulative years we’ve all dedicated to tracking these starlets’ every move, sans artistic outlet, or paycheck. Perhaps the purest representation of this is the “lifelong work” of Lindsay Montgomery: a collection of binders meticulously documenting the lives, loves and DUIs of stars care for Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears….Read The Full Article Here”
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