As I mentioned in one of my previous posts on gallery openings, usually it’s the free booze that attracts me and I get into the art afterwards (maybe). Friday was an exception where it worked the other way around. If you’re not familiar with Tim Barber then you aren’t very cultured, are you? Arguably one of the photographers of our generation, unfortunately he’s usually known as one of the naked hoodlums in Ryan McGinley’s photos.  Anyways, Tim put on a proper opening Friday – free beers from Laguinitas, free newsprint posters and impeccable prints presented on the almost too-hip walls of Capricious 88. It was a beautiful Friday evening and my nerdy friends and I got to worship at the feet of one of the best, who was sporting a blazer and mingling like a boss.

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The usual suspects for a hip Lower East Side opening with free booze.

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The man and his muse.