Art Conspiracy III just ended at the former Gypsy Tea Room. I spent way too much and had way too much fun bidding, but it's for the kiddos, right? Plus, I love my two pieces by Guy Reynolds and Ryann Rathbone.
From auctioneers (who were incredibly savvy at suggestive selling, by the way):
"Pretend you're on your phone with your dealer in Belgium!"
"I'll ask you out myself for $300. Go there!"
"You gonna let her front you like that?"
"Are those just hands or are you actually bidding?"
"Oh my God, how much did I just win for?"
"This is addictive."
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"I have to win something!"
"It's OK, sweetie, they take credit cards and it's for charity."
"No one's getting Christmas presents now."
"Face!" (I admit, I actually said--with hand motion--that to my very passionate head-to-head competitor during one auction.) -- Merritt Martin