Wednesday, November 23, 2005

TOP TEN: artLedge (No.5)

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It is quite possible that this may be the last artLedge TOP TEN for a couple of days. You see, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and not much work gets done on that day. And then all the big sales are on Friday. And most of our editorial staff is heading out to make off with some big bargains. The lucky ones are flying out to New York and heading to Chelsea. Gagosian is having a 6 am - 11 am sale. All the Damien Hirst paintings MUST GO! DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICES! Deitch Projects is having a HUGE Slacker Sale Close Out. All that "of the moment" hipster art made for Deitch's zeitgeisty NYC survey shows is taking up space, gathering dust, starting to smell and is pretty much past its "moment". So much for trying to be young and cool by association. The Asume Vivid Astrofocus wallpaper is a STEAL when you use your frequnet buyer card.

Those not able to make it out to Manhattan are planning on raiding the West Loop here in Chicago. Should we make the joke? OK... Alright... Since you REALLY want to hear it... Monique Meloche is offering a BUY ONE, GET TWO FREE deal on all the work from Rashid Johnson's latest show.

So please enjoy artLedge's Number 5 TOP TEN List...

Art or Idiocy? asked artLedge to create a TOP TEN list. In their own words:

    artLedge is an experimental platform committed to presenting projects created specifically for the unique parameters of the Ledge and beyond. Exhibitions are celebrated with a festive one-night social nexus for artistic contemplation. Originating from the top of a spiral staircase that connects two floors of an apartment at 1638 N. Western, the artLedge initiative lends itself to an endless number of exhibition possibilities.
artLedge’s newest project, transcengressdension, opened Friday at 40000, one of the spaces in the WestTown Gallery Network. Clever as ever, artLedge came up with a list of the top ten top ten lists. So check back here everyday, as a new number (and new list) will be unveiled.

artLedge’s Top Ten Top Ten Lists List

# 5 Top Ten Worst Jobs


10) Poultry Processor

9) Sewing Machine Operator

8) Farm Laborer

7) Mississippi Prison Inmate/ Forced Labor

6) Nanny On Temporary Visa

5) Laundry Worker

4) Roofer

3) Recycling Plant Worker

2) Street Prostitute

1) US Soldier Active Duty Iraq


Top tens selected from the worldinterwidenetweb.

• Info on artLedge at 40000

• Visit WestTown.

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