It is to bad this thread has become about this isolated (but crappy event) when it could have been about some of the new discoveries and things you might not have purchased otherwise. So lets hear it from folks that purchased or saw the pics and discovered something new. I will start:
AIKO: I never expected to walk in an buy an AIKO, but am realy happy i did. Im a big FAILE fan and it flew under my radar at first that she had pieces in the show. So I consider it a cool discovery. I also realy dig her new mural and did not know it was going up, so it is like the stars just aligned.
ESAO: The part i always liked best about Esao's work was the color, but discovered that his black and white inks are rad too (no idea how many actualy exists)
I will say one more thing on the controversy, but afte rthat i am done with it. I hope the gallery is transparnet bout which pieces are presold if they do the show again next year, that would help alot. It is wierd that the piece they held back was also a piece they chose to post in the show priviews on the website to advertise the show. That feels a bit bait and switchie. Im going to the JLG Geddes show and i know the street will be there, but i also know that the show is not advertised as first come first served and it will long since have been bought and paid for. I was at the JLG Keyes show where stampede was used in the advertising, but it was also clearly labeled as not for sale. This just felt differnt than both of those.