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Feb 12, 2006

On James Wagner & Barry Hoggard

posted at 16:43 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

I’ve been meaning to post about James Wagner and Barry Hoggard for a while and a fun coincidence gives me a good excuse.

James Wagner’s blog,, along with his boyfriend Barry Hoggard’s blog,, are delightful looks into the lives of two art collectors.

I don’t know much about James or Barry (I’ve met them briefly twice), but they don’t seem like blue-chip collector types. They seem like they’re of moderate means (this is relative to what I imagine is the ‘average’ art collector, that is, they’re not out investing in million-dollar paintings) and are REAL, LIVE art lovers! Almost every weekend they seem to be in Williamsburg or Chelsea checking out galleries and posting quick photos and summaries of exhibitions to their blogs (James seems a bit more prolific).

I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to see someone loving contemporary art and artists.

Now to the coincidence. Yesterday, James posted a photo of a strange collage he found on a door in Williamsburg. And funnily enough, the cartoon at the top, partially hidden by the frame, was done by yours truly. I painted it on my front door at the time along with some other decorations to highlight our door and buzzer for a party we were having. It’s lasted on that door for probably about 10 years (it’s been enhanced by folks over the years of course).

I’ve been wanting to make it onto James’ blog — now I have! permanent link to this post

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