In the living room where buyers were waiting up in a slow moving checkout line was a number of antique items and even more books. There I found “Naked Lunch”, Kubler Ross’s “Death the final stage of growth”, “Regiment of Women”, “Zen to Go” and “If you meet Buddha on the road kill him”. Among the antique stuff was a spinet piano, a set of crystal decanters that appeared to contain bourbon, a large gargoyle, a can of Billy bear, a commemorative whiskey bottle in the shape of an Olympic skier and a porcelain figurine of a smirking harlequin. When I checked out I examined a stack of old postcards kept in a glass jewelry case. Most were of Washington D.C.
I bought nine books, my first purchase for my upcoming installation at the Contemporary.