826NYC Art Show


We’re a little worried about attending tonight’s 826NYC Art Show, a benefit for the Dave Eggers–founded writing center for children in Brooklyn, because the auctioneer is none other than funnyman John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. So, you see, we’ll be having too much to drink at the pre-auction cocktail hour, then laughing too much at Flansburgh’s jokes, and then—before you know it—buying way too many pieces of art with the money we do not have. Works for sale include the quirky McSweeney’s-approved drawings of Marcel Dzama (of the Royal Art Lodge), humorous watercolors by Jockum Nordström and Mamma Andersson, and the haunting photography of An-My Lê. On second thought, we can’t think of a better way to splurge.

Thu., May 22, 7 p.m., 2008