Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Musician-in-hiatus Ryan Adams debuted a whole host of work at the Bowery's Morrison Hotel--that old CBGB-gallery-turned-confusingly-low-ambition-purveyor-of-"fine art music photography"--last night, in a balloon-drenched bacchanal of paintings of arcade games and self-portraiture. Today, the gallery's display stares accusingly outward:

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Pretty sure John Varvatos got here first, as far as zeitgeist-killing agitprop goes, but I suppose the bums that do in fact still loiter on that block appreciate Adams' efforts on their behalf.

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Dug the details though. There were also ones for 7 Seconds and Slayer:

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Once you got inside, things looked pretty hungover.

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Me: So, these balloons are left over from the opening last night?

Friendly gallery employee: Yeah. If you want one, you can have one.

Me: ...

 

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

$15,000 was pretty much the going rate for these canvases. Not sure if the economy will sustain that kind of optimism. Still, who wouldn't want a picture of the artist on their wall?

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Not everything was finished in time:

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

Dude is clearly taking his new gig seriously though. Groupies would do well to stake this unfinished canvas out.

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

The most expensive pair of headphones of all-time.

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

You guys are probably more alike than you know, Ryan.

 

Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After
Ryan Adams' Morrison Hotel Art Show: The Day After

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