Things Are Safer

by Zbigniew

“A mild form of future shock is affecting the citizens of Vancouver. Pleasant homes are suddenly knocked down and carted away in trucks, to be replaced by high rises. Boutiques and cafés open continuously in Gastown, the former Skid Road now purged and prettified by real estate interests. There is a sense of bustle. Money is available for the superfluous or for a new kind of investment, as word has got around that art, THINGS maybe, are safer than stocks.”

Joan Lowndes, “New Galleries in Vancouver (1972),” artscanada, early autumn 1972 pg.101. (See Michael Tuner’s Websit for the full article)