I have just returned from my show in Palm Springs. I did alright, sold some things, it certainly was not stellar for me but still decent. Crowd seemed to be much more viscerally and decoratively oriented than in prior years but I suppose that that is the way things are going. There was definitely a lot of cool and quite interesting material at the show.
Leslie came out to join me for Valentines Day and we had a blast. Got a room in Desert Hot Springs and soaked in the pools. Our group ate lots of good food, we discovered some new places, had lots of laughs. Bought some neat things, had a great time with some of our best pals.
I shared a booth and room with Steve, as usual. He got saved by a couple clients with some good sales at the very end.
Randy from Colorado generously gave us opening night tickets to the art fair next door and I brought my camera.
Great people watching, the art was spotty but it did have a few great dealers and I was able to see some wonderful clients, compatriots and friends.
I mentioned that I would hate to have the local socks concession because very few people out there ever seem to wear them.
The next night our own show opened and it was equally sartorially splendid. I picked off interesting looking people with my camera as they came into my booth.
Lots of our old friends stopped by, Vickie, Roger Genser, Dennis Boses, Zinner and Marty, Stan and Dan, Maurine and Chuck, Mark Hilbert, Ray Redfern, Jeff Olsen, Jim Snidle, Bob Kaplan, David Rago and Suzanne Perrault, Jim and Janice Swan and Joy Purcell, was really a happening. The city goes all out for Modernism week.
I timidly asked her if the stone was real and she said that indeed it was.
But then she offered that immense stones like hers often came with a curse.
"Oh," I inquired. "What is that?"
"Mr. Glaubman," she responded.
Always a gas. Hope that you enjoyed my people shots. I didn't have a flash so I had to wing it. Just unpacked and I am planning to enjoy the rest of my day. Hope that you enjoy yours as well.