Art

Open Art Surgery

The talent sharks are quietly honing their knives in the back rooms of Chelsea’s biggest galleries. This is unprecedented. Open Art Surgery.

Story by Max Power - max.power@citizenbrooklyn.com On the Go Brooklyn Art event: September 8th – 9th, 2012 The images on this article are taken from the Go Brooklyn web site provided by the artists participating to the open studio project. Additional Photos by Icarus Blake

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The gang is in disagreement. Nobody comes up with a viable plan. Crankman has lost his calm. The Father can’t control them. We are twenty-four hours away from the action.

Crankman Photo ©Icarus Blake

Citizen Brooklyn is on the prowl for artistic talent. The Brooklyn Museum has just made a big bet at the table. Is it bluffing? Over thirteen hundred artists with impromptu open studio visits in a two-day period.

Joker's wild Photo ©Icarus Blake

The talent sharks are quietly honing their knives in the back rooms of Chelsea’s biggest galleries. This is unprecedented. Open Art Surgery. Is Brooklyn really going to reveal all its gems to the despised Main Island?

Sit down Photo ©Icarus Blake

We look at the cards on the table: too many players. Some with an obviously bad hand begin to fold. We wait. The Museum has an impenetrable Mona Lisa smile on its face. Now there is a good game on the table. It cannot be a bluff. Too much at stake. We go see and, yes, we grab the loot.

Escape from New York Photo ©Icarus Blake

We got game. We ride out breaking the law with a few precious samples. Upload. Map. Publish. Crankman hits the brakes. We’re done. Check it out. We’ll see you in Brooklyn over the weekend. Take your weapons and leave the fedoras.

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The actor depicted in the pictures is Pierfrancesco Favino

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