Tallies are in for last weekend’s Armory Show, the big international art fair in New York, and not surpringly, Gallerist David Zwirner had to pack up his big Bernie Madoff painting and haul it back home.The sepia-toned watercolor, by Yan Pei-Ming, was a big--if creepy--attraction. But for $100,000, nobody wanted it over the fireplace.
The Madoff Masterpiece wasn't the only art channeling the zeitgeist at the show. Indeed, you only had to look at the art on the walls to get a sense of what the cash in the till would be at the end of the day.
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