The final, last little bits of shutting down the Arnold Klein Gallery finally took place this week. My poor mom has been working for months at the Sisyphean task of clearing out thousands of books and pieces of art and the countless odds and ends that went into 40 years of running an art gallery. The big closing day show and party was back on Valentine’s Day, but between the amount of stuff that needed to be organized and moved and my father’s illness it’s taken until now to finally be done. I’m still not sure how my mom managed it, but my mom is amazing like that.
So as one final tribute to my parents and all their decades of hard work running an art gallery in a city that did not make that easy, here is the short film my brother, Barrett, made that we viewed at the closing party. My mom is great, and how adorable is my dad? At the party most of the things my mom said in the film were hard to hear because they usually followed some funny gesture of my dad’s that made everyone laugh. I love my parents. And I’m proud of them. If you have a few minutes this little movie is totally worth your time. (Movie link after the jump.)
And I have been trying for days to embed this video and it won’t stick to my blog for some reason, so just click this little link and you will be in YouTube land watching which is just as easy as clicking the play button on an embedded video, so don’t miss out just because it’s a link! Click! Enjoy!
(Canceled lithographs, canceled prints… canceled gallery.)