I have never seen so many babies at an art opening in my entire life; it was as if SculptureCenter had been teleported to Park Slope. Twins Ursula and Nanook were strapped to mom and dad, sculptors Rachel Lowther and Fritz Welch...I wanted to talk to [Welch] about the Throbbing Gristle logo he'd painted on the wall in what looked like vomit, or curry. "It's iodine", was all he chose to tell me then, sensitive to the fact that newborns should probably only hear about Throbbing Gristle when in need of punishment. Janine Antoni's six month-old daughter was strapped to dad Paul Ramirez Jonas. And a very louche Stephen Malkmus had his newborn in a sling...Well, these are the artists. I think the collectors all still drive Bugaboos.
If you want to get your art world gear on [L to R, above]: the Tomy Freestyle [£23.99 at kiddicare.com]; the Ergo Baby Carrier [$89.99 at ergobabycarrier.com]; the OiOi Messenger Bag in chocolate and baby blue [$100 at babyoliverboutique.com]; and The New Native, which they don't call a sling [$48 for organic, $40 for regular cotton at newnativebaby.com].
Babies on Board [artforum diary]
"Make It Now," May 15-July 31 at SculptureCenter [sculpture-center.org]
Malkmus has a new solo CD out, but wants to hold off on a Pavement reunion ">until his fans' kids are out of "baby papooses, you know?" [mtv.com]
Previously: Bugaboo: Official Stroller of The NY Art World