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  THE LIBERTY FAIR

Downtown for Democracy organizes a block party and political fundraiser
on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, Sept. 12, 2004
 
 
Face painting by Melissa Bent of Rivington Arms gallery
 
Cotton candy, with artist Guy Richards Smit
 
Artist Theo Rosenblum
 
Kitchen director Debra Singer at Charlie Finch's soapbox
 
 
 
   
Inka Essenhigh at the face-painting booth
 
Kiki Smith at her tattoo parlor
 
"Free hypnosis to prove the Democrats can win" by Laura Parnes
   
 
 
 
Nicole Eisenmann making a portrait
 
Coloring with Brice Marden
 
Free purple clover garlands
 
Political t-shirts, courtesy the Gavin Brown family
 
 
 
   
Painter Will Cotton and designer Cynthia Rowley decorating cookies
 
The portrait booth, with (from right) Dana Schutz, Tim Lokiec and Ryan Johnson
 
Posing as a politico at Mark Dion’s "Mess Conference"
   
 
 
   
Hugging the Arnold Schwarzenegger punching dummy
 
Temporary tattoos by Ricci Albenda, Tony Just, Ed Ruscha, others
 
Sean Landers and his confessional
   
 
 
 
Painter Erik Parker as deejay
 
Benefit posters ($200 each) by Cecily Brown, Alexis Rockman, Amy Sillman, others
 
Artforum bigfoot Knight Landesman reads tarot
 
Zak Smith and his flea market
 
 
 
   
Lisa Levy addresses the crowd from the soapbox
 
Critic Emily Spears Meers at the kissing booth
 
Video artist Michel Auder gets a kiss
   
 
 
       
The Fredrick Petzel Gallery (with Allan McCollum photos) as electoral day-care center