By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
That attitude is one of the reasons I moved to L.A. On the East Coast, I was handling $60 million Picassos and being paid $6 an hour and not able to afford a sandwich. I thought, "There's got to be a better way."
So you actually got to touch these paintings?
Oh, sure. And matting and framing and hanging them.
And they trusted you with these $60 million objects, not supposing you would be seething with resentment?
I think there are lots of underpaid people with positions of great sensitivity, right down to the guy building your house.
Did you ever think of how you could steal one if you wanted to?
I never thought about the people behind the hanging of the great art. I think I just assumed it was a bunch of idle rich people.
Most people who work in museums, in my experience, are the wives of doctors and lawyers. No one else could afford that job! If you're an artist or musician and you marry another artist or musician, good luck!
Artichoke perform Saturday, October 2, 7 p.m., at the Eagle Rock Music Festival.