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Justin Mott
photo by Justin Mott of Urban Outfitters window display

This in from John Caperton:

My partner Justin just sent me these cellphone shots taken of the
window at Urban Outfitters out by Penn. They are from a diagram of the
Philly art scene… I think?

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by Justin Mott

My own reaction was kind of mixed. Hooray. This group is being feted as a cultural commodity, sort of like movie stars!!! Then there was the dark side. How about the Mark Lombardi Abscam flow charts? Maybe its an art conspiracy.

Justin Mott
by Justin Mott

And then there’s the question of the connection between the window designer and the artists. Oh, I don’t care. But there are loads of people missing from this chart. It’s good to remember just how big this art scene has become. It’s got hundreds and hundreds of local people. So really, it’s a flow chart about a circle of friends, sort of. Of course, I only have these photos to go on. Maybe the chart extends out pretty far, to the edges of the universe–or at least the edges of Philadelphia’s art world.

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