On Samuel Keller's leaving Art Basel
Post #809 • June 13, 2006, 9:52 AM • 13 Comments
Entire circles of the fancy
Will reel - this morning, the paper
Proclaimed, paper-like, that in 2008 our
Local art world's answer
To decades of watching its sisters
Bounce into the rides of hunks,
Scented with turps and trunks
Full of dough, the stars
Whirling around like wind
Over their boisterous departure
Without us, though we are sure
That we are prettier and have sinned
Just as enticingly, if still young,
Is losing its Swiss maitre d'.
This joint was always classy,
Though the waiters have razor tongues,
The cortaditos never arrive warm,
The A/C dates from the Pleistocene,
And customers drink until green.
The new guy had better come armed.