And Even MORE Astonishing? Matthew Barney Has A Watch

From Linda Yablonsky’s account of a Matthew Barney/Elizabeth Peyton colabo on Hydra, sponsored by Dakis Joannou:

“Barney looked at his watch. ‘Just about two hours,’ he said to Peyton. ‘Not bad. After all, there’s a limit to how long you can ask people to wait.’ Coming from the king of slow, this seemed even more astonishing than the event.”

Reminds me of the demolition derby/used car gig he put together in LA a little while back. If nothing else, Barney is a masterful social engineer, transforming his guest list/audience “from jaded personalities into humble acolytes.”