In my admittedly limited encounters with celebrities—which, in New York City, usually consist of passing them on the street or spotting them across the room—they're almost always shorter in person than they appear on the big or small screens. Kanye West is no exception. He kept a fairly low profile at Vanessa Beecroft's March 6 public performance, her first in New York in nearly nine years. Much of the rest of the crowd seemed to be just stopping by Deitch Project's huge Long Island City exhibition space on their way from the Armory Show to dinner, which meant they probably didn't have time for the extended viewing that her... More >>>