Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Waste My Time, Please

FRENCH CLIENT:  You have no editioned DVDs by Rodney Graham or Stanley Douglas.  Why is that?  I came all the way here from downtown because your...library...was said to have such things.

CJB:  What exactly are you looking for?

FC:  Well, from Douglas, Hors-Champs.

CJB [relying on admittedly sketchy memory]: That's an editioned copy of 2 or 3, all of which belong to museums or private collectors.

FC:  Well sometimes in an artist's birthplace one finds things.

CJB [spontaneously channeling Marlo Stanfield]:  Sir.  You want it to be one way.  But it's not.  It's the other way.

POSTSCRIPT:  FC did buy a $25 Rodney Graham catalog, but only after hyper-aggressive passive-aggressive price negotiation.

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