One of the last events we held at the Egg & Dart Club was a viewing party for my friend Duke Riley’s project in China, the Rematch. He and his assistant had been overseas for months working on it, but as the race approached, we thought it would be fun for New Yorkers to place bets on the outcome from halfway around the world.
I built a menagerie of cigarette girl/ Zodiac animal costumes, to peddle tickets for their respective racing animals, with help from Fakework and loan of the amazing animal heads made by Laura MacMillan. We also built an altar of lucky goods from Chinatown.
The night of, assorted clowns and ne’er-do-wells helped hustle bets and we toasted the winner…the Horse as our landlord fumed, parked across the street.
Event photography by Lauren Silberman