Robert Longo, <em>St. Louis Rams (Hands Up)</em> at Metro Pictures. (Photo: Alanna Martinez)
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Robert Longo’s Take on Ferguson and Cute Camera-Clad Dogs: Views From the Armory Show

In case you haven’t seen it all on Instagram already, I’ll tell you about the first few works that greeted the cleaned and monied masses at the VIP preview of The Armory Show, which takes place each year on Manhattan piers that once ushered immigrants to the New World. At Lehmann Maupin, there’s a giant Nari Ward installation that looked like it came from an ancient liquor store—”LIQUOR” it proclaimed to the tall, suited entrants prior to noon, the letters stacked vertically and upside down, as if daring the collectors to drink up and buy big right out the gate.

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