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I See Rich People

Written by Yasha Wallin   
Monday, 15 May 2006 08:48
Yasha takes a trip down the red carpet at a Time Magazine party and explored Art Rock.

I always suspected J.Lo’s ass to have magical powers. Last Monday standing just five feet away from her mound of activity at Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People party, it was confirmed. I was hypnotized by its volcanic nature, it whispered, “Follow me to this case of jewels” and I did. “Watch me coo over my husband Marc Antony” and I did. “Come with me to the ladies’ room, but careful of my bodyguard” and I did. The only thing that could pull me out of J.Lo’s magnetic trance was the blinding ray of light reflecting off P.Diddy’s diamond earrings. When I came to Katie Couric was schooling the audience on how to influence your employer into paying you $50 million a year (shit, I should have been listening harder), and Paul Simon was about to begin telling us how he ‘Knows what he knows’ (during this one I think I resumed staring at J.Lo’s ass).

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You may be wondering what Liane and I were doing at this black tie event, given our place in New York’s social ladder. Let’s just leave it a mystery and pretend that we are moving on up.

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I think that these were Hermes jewels that were on display perhaps to make the rich attendees feel at home. Comfort = diamonds.

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The spread

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Liane anticipating the adventure of mixing a top shelf open bar with uber celebrities.

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Stephen Colbert speaking. Genius.

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Condoleezza Rice was there too, but we missed her. I had so many questions....

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John McCain

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Katie. Look how ripped she is.

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Paul Simon

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for = J.Lo, her ass and Marc Antony

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P.Diddy

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Dr. Well. I eavesdropped on his advice to a beautifully svelte socialite: “your problem is you need to eat more fiber.” Note to self.

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$$$

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Ralph Lauren

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Artist Kiki Smith

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Rachel Ray

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The paparazzi wouldn’t let up. I finally let them take this one of me when they threatened to publish the recently candid pic of Wilmer Valderrama and I taken at a really trendy sushi fusion bar in LA last week. They are like, vultures.

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At the end of the night this is where our wild goose chase for left over chocolate bon bons led us. Sad. I contemplated just reaching in for a handful, but I think I saw a chicken bone and I’m a vegetarian.

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Aaaah, back to my regular social schedule of free art events, with a visit to the annual Art Rock exhibited at Rockefeller Center presented by Clementine Gallery.

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This was great, but I don't remember the artist - anyone, anyone?

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silkscreen canvases of David Noonan

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Larry Montello
Reader poll: Is psychadelic art over? Is this considered psychadelic art? Should Spongebob be subject to exploitation by being in an adult’s art project?

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Sanford Biggers

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Stephen G. Rhodes

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Kristof Kintera

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Karin Weiner

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Gabriel DelPonte

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video still by Jen DeNike

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Floating Elvis still by Brody Condon

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She was outside

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