Vera Tollmann

Tag "Beijing"

Observations on the world of commodities

Lu Hao, landscape series, 2007

published in: The Mix, Issue No. 15, May 2008

As I left the S-Bahn on a late Saturday evening at the beginning of March with my broken small bicycle, I wanted to take a cab but was lacking the required loose cash. In front of the cash machine a long queue was already waiting – as it was Saturday night – and likewise behind me there were already three guys who had bow ties attached to themselves for going out and actually looked like the noisy mob in the trailer of Antonioni’s Blow up, Andrew 3000 of Outkast and Kanye West at the same time. They were in their mid-twenties and standing behind me and wanted to know if I really was wearing Bapesta-sneakers of A Bathing Ape and where did I get them. It was neither in the hard to find shop in Tokyo, London or New York but in a market hall in Beijing that

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