Woman sitting in front of bar with friends: I approached motherhood like I approached my art… –9th St & Ave C Overheard by: Juliet Street artist to tourist: I don't have empathy, I paint empathy. –Soho Hipster arty type to another: She deserves to be roofied; her prints are horrible. –Pratt Institute Hipster to another, at Georgia O'Keefe exhibit: That's a lot of vaginas. –Whitney Museum Four-year-old boy to father, at 17th century furniture room: This place gives me the creeps! –Metropolitan Museum of Art Overheard by: Me too Mother to child: I seen that picture you did of that boy kissing that girl. (pause) Darren, your art shit is going far! –Times Square
Hipsterette #1: I just don’t know what to do!
Hipsterette #2: Just be an artist, baby. Paint it out. Paint all your emotions out. –S 1st & Havemeyer, Williamsburg
Musician: Oh, so this past tour — you’re gonna laugh.
Musician: This past tour I went skinny dipping in hotel pools three times. The water’s really warm, and the lights have to be off, but they leave the doors open.
Friend: That is so you. –Manny’s Music Store, 48th & Broadway Overheard by: Spidoodle
Designer on cell: I'm with a client right now. Can I call you back in two hours? I'm with a client. Bye.
Designer: Oh, my fucking son. –Lexington Ave
30’s artist-type woman #1: Ok, so he was a decade younger. But I have an excuse!
30’s artist-type woman #2: His penis excused his age?
30’s artist-type woman #1: Well, I think it grew a half inch per year since the day he was born. –9th & Bedford, Brooklyn Overheard by: Lauren
Metrosexual: Have you gone to that hair salon I told you about?
Scruffy artist: I walked by…
Metrosexual: It’s beautiful.
Scruffy artist: I can’t go in. It’s too hipster.
Metrosexual: No! It’s anti-hipster.
Scruffy artist: Well, I can’t do the cultural math. –Ft Greene apartment building lobby
Poet, selling books: All of these books are signed, and when I go on Oprah, you can sell them on eBay!
Passenger: Let’s hear a poem then!
Poet: You wanna hear a poem? “Neighbor’s dog leaving feces on the sidewalk. Squish! Damn. Luck stinks.”
Old man, mumbling: Who wants to read that kind of bullshit? –6 Train
Dude to another: Yeah, but she got a yeast infection from sitting around naked on muffins all day. –Union Square Overheard by: chris Artsy guy on cell: No, no, she’s not naked… But you want to see her naked! –12th & Broadway Overheard by: EthanK Flight attendant: Your pilot for the flight today is Buck Naked. Your first officer is Justin Case. That’s just in case Buck Naked decides to get buck wild. –LaGuardia Dude: I heard that all they do there is have sex and drink beer… And have naked snowball fights. –41st & 7th
Woman at bar to her friend: Ok, I know I’m an art dealer, but I’m like, the least bourgeois person I know. –Smith & Mills (restaurant in Tribeca) Overheard by: the lerpa Little boy to friends: There are are four really big, important artists: Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir and… Pistachio. –Impressionism Room, Metropolitan Museum of Art Overheard by: I love Pistachio’s green period Young girl: These paintings smell nice and fresh! –The Met Angry white suburban artist to Jews for Jesus: Stop talking! You are pushing this on me without me asking -that makes you a cult. Go away. We don’t like your kind here -we are all white suburban artists. –Morgan L Stop on Bogart Overheard by: not a hipster Gangsta: Dali? Ain’t he like, Picasso or some shit? –The Met
Man pointing at table: Oh, look — a Nagashima.
Woman: I hate George Nagashima. [Seeing the table] But I love his tables! –International Art and Design Fair