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Kenny Schachter


Marina Abromovic and Jay-Z


March 27

i was asked to write a pornographic art poem so i came up with this
(what's filthier than the art market?):

Sharks and Oligarchs

They call the players flippers
For selling quicker and quicker

Itís the art market in twenty fourteen
A game in which everyoneís keen

From the -stans to Iran and beyond
Thereís no better returns to be found
With so much cash swooshing around

Will it correct itís anyoneís bet
But certainly not just yet

The regulation stands nearly at nil
If itís too much thereís always a pill

But with the Chinese taking
Plenty of Bacon

And Picassos, Ferrari and Gold
All of them are worthy to hold

Some artists are asses but
When also asset classes
You learn to give them free passes

Thereís Hirst and Koons and Ai Weiwei
With factories churning out art every day

But $427,100,000 last year
Is what they paid for Warhol, my dear

Biennials, auctions and fairs
Sharks and oligarchs travel with airs.

Go go Gagosian leader of the space race
Dealer with the fast pace
Man with a stony face

Hoarding nuts like an acquisitive squirrel
With no need for a house like an earl

For there are private museums
The new collector mausoleums
That everyone must have and how

With name dropping running amok
You encounter many a schmuck

It's a chichi game of glam and fame

Franco, Gaga, Kanye and Hova
When they jump onboard itís probably over

So stick to your day jobs and avoid the fashion
Which got in the way and blocked out the passion

Now I wish you all please
A sound night of (Jay) zzzz

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