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Photo Diary: The Van Gogh Gift Shop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Recently hit the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Zoe Strauss’s Ten Years (check it!) and Van Gogh: Up Close — the latter of which delivered a spectacular gallery devoted to paintings of grass (duuuude) and a gift shop that is part Whole Foods import aisle/part Marseille Provence Airport. In fact, I haven’t seen art merch this sublimely ridiculous since the Frida Kahlo extravaganza at SFMOMA a few years back.

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South Philly (Mattress Flip Front), by Zoe Strauss. The photographer currently has an all-kinds-of-major solo exhibit up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called Ten Years. Be sure to check it! (Image courtesy of Zoe Strauss. To see more, check out this slideshow at the NYT.)

PLUS PLUS PLUS: I’m speaking on a panel about Bushwick this Thursday at 7pm at the Bogart Salon. I’ll be unveiling my new interpretive dance called Health Food Stores Wrapped in Corten Steel Are Harshing My Mellow. Please come!!!!

PLUS PLUS: I’m going to be part of the crew doing a continuous 48-hour reading from Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans for Triply Canopy in Greenpoint. Bring your finest Modernist language. The show gets started on Friday evening. I’ll be on stage some time Sunday around noon.