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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
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Attention NYC Residents—Something to do on Feb. 23
I'm passing along a message from longtime friend of the Museum, Bob Pagani:

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the Maccarone Gallery in NYC to come and talk about my friendship with Andy Kaufman as part of a celebration of Andy's life and work. I invited Alan Abel to stop by. He did and the two of us spent several hours talking to gallery visitors about Andy (I am the one who introduced Alan to Andy) and our experiences in the Wonderful World of Media Hoaxing.

Here's a link to a NY Times story about the exhibit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/arts/design/creating-reality-by-andy-kaufman-at-maccarone.html?_r=0

The curator of the exhibit liked us so much that he invited us to come back for the second part of the celebration on the 23rd of this month, at the Participant, Inc. Gallery on E. Houston St. in NYC. Again we're going to talk about our experiences with Andy and all the things we've done to fool the media. It's going to be moderated by Cory Arcangel, a very interesting artist I'm looking forward to meeting.

The show will start at 8:30 PM on the 23rd and admission is free. I'm hoping that some of your readers from the NYC area will stop by. I think it's going to be a very fun show.

I live in San Diego, so I can't attend. But if you live in NYC, check it out!
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Sun Feb 17, 2013
Comments (4)
I remember 'Taxi' well and I'd love to see Andy, but I'm too far as well!
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Sun Feb 17, 2013  at  11:30 AM
Correction: Participant Gallery is on EAST Houston St., not West Houston. Sorry for the error.
Posted by Bob Pagani  in  North Oregon coast  on  Mon Feb 18, 2013  at  03:03 AM
>> Correction: Participant Gallery is on EAST Houston St., not West Houston.

Changed it!
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Feb 18, 2013  at  08:32 AM
I bet this is a hoax designed to get everyone to go there, isn't it? raspberry
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Mon Feb 18, 2013  at  09:44 PM
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