New York Times Piece On Spivack’s Exhibit

August 14, 2013

New York Times piece on Spivack’s exhibit

It’s probably BS that Hemingway’s shortest story was the six-word “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” but nevertheless the clothes we sell have stories to tell. To that end, curator Emily Spivack put together “Sentimental Value,” an exhibition of eBay finds that she chose not because she was jonesing for a never-to-be-worn wedding dress or a pair of ruined Air Maxes, but due to the sometimes intensely personal narratives behind the items that sellers relate in their listings. They go beyond “Didn’t fit” and “There’s lots of life left in this blood-stained cocktail dress.” Check out the New York Times piece on Spivack’s exhibit