Jonas Ohlsson and Jennifer Tee are artists from Holland. They visit L.A. occasionally. They always have a fresh perspective on things. They were not too impressed witht eh L.A. art scene this time around. After two and a half months they were sort of shaking their heads. The Dutch as a culture are very blunt, but not in a harsh manner, just matter of fact. So when they politely ask about the fact that after the opening reception, why nobody cares about the at gallery shows, you sort of have to face the facts about the art scene here, sort of have no illusion left to cling to.
They did communicate L.A. through fresh eyes. Little observations go a long way. Traffic here is a breeze compared to Europe. There are great bookstores. Why would you want to make art here except to be a famous celebrity. Funny, but I could see how they see. We had a pleasant meal tonight at Suehiro. To hear them talk about my town was a pleasant de-jadification
The goddamn tea at Suehiro is caffeinated but it was so warm and delicious on a cold and rainy night. And now I am up and alert. Oh well. J & J fly back to Amsterdam on Monday. I am going to Vegas, Happy New Year.