I saw Exhibitionism last Sunday (on the day after it was opened to the public) and I loved it.
On Tuesday afternoon around 4:30, I drove into the city to see if I’d get a glimpse of or be able to say hi to the Rolling Stones going into or out of Exhibitionism. Or even better, maybe I'd miraculously get into the reception... get invited in by... anyone!
. Hey, you never know... My cell phone might
ring. I live close to NYC in New Jersey, and because most of the cars and people are leaving
the city late in the afternoon, it was fast and easy to drive into the city and park on the street in the West Village a few blocks away from Industria.
I was walking down Washington Street near 12th Street towards Industria, a few blocks away at around 6pm. A motorcade rumbled down the street next to me… big, black SUV’s. The first and last cars had blinking red, blue, and white flashing lights. I shuddered and thought of Donald Trump and Trump Tower nearby. But when I saw the motorcade turn left at 12th Street - where Exhibitionism is, I realized that I should pick up the pace.
By the time I rounded the corner, I could hear chants of “Keith! Keith!” I suppose Mick had already gone in first (to the gift shop/garage across from Industria for the pre-show press conference). I fumbled for my phone and shot that picture of Ronnie. The little building in the photos with the big tongues is a garage or something across the street from the Exhibitionism at Industria -- and it goes all the way through to the next street (Bethune St.). Inside the front of the little one-story building is the gift shop and the box office. Tuesday night it was also the site of a mini-press conference (the pics we’ve seen). It was also the site of a reception after the gallery show.
I waited with other people behind a barricade next to Indusria's main entrance, watching people walk down the
pink carpet — some came from the short press conference across the street. Others hadn’t attended the press conference, instead pulling up and going into Industria, including Scorsese, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon. We were all waiting for the Stones to come out of that little building across the street, walk across the narrow street street, and along the
But we had been given the slip. I eventually figured that out (I am guessing some of this
...) they had slipped out the back of the garage; into cars; driven around the block to Industria's loading dock/exit; entered Industria for an appearance inside Exhibitionism's galleries (the appearance must have been brief); exited the Exhibitionism galleries again through the exit/loading dock
; back into the waiting limos; returning to the garage’s back door for the reception at 8:15. Well, by the time I realized all this it was around 9:00 and I was tired and ready to go home.
I decided to walk around the back of the garage... as it turned out, it was just as Mick was leaving through the back door (for the 2nd time that evening, I believe) and jumping into his big black limousine. “Mick! Mick!” I could hear a paparazzi calling out… Mick's car drove off. I walked to my car and I drove off too.
Edited 30 time(s). Last edit at 2016-11-17 23:51 by schillid.