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Marie Karlberg, Woman for Sale, 2013. Performance view, January 5, 2013. From “All the Best People,” 2013.

“All the Best People”

1:1

Marie Karlberg, Woman for Sale, 2013. Performance view, January 5, 2013. From “All the Best People,” 2013.

One year ago, artists Jarrett Earnest, Leigha Mason, Alex Sloane, and Whitney Vangrin opened a small space on the second floor of 121 Essex Street. Called 1:1, it served, variously, as exhibition space, film set, studio, dining room, guest apartment, office, tattoo parlor, stage, and likely more. The gallery officially closed as this issue went to press, its last day being Valentine’s Day, which, at the time of this writing, the directors intended to mark with a banquet called BLOOD (the third installment of Vangrin’s 2012–13 trilogy that also includes SWEAT and TEARS). According to the plan, the multipart performance was to be capped by a parting shot, a photo transmitted to the gallery by Vangrin via smartphone from the observation deck of the most iconic of New York’s structures, its needle-topped Empire State Building.

What better way than this to conclude 1:1’s final show,

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