From 2001 to 2002 I was involved in a performance based art group with Judith Hoffman and Marc LeBlanc called Luxury Goods. Our intent was to take a humorous look at the art world within which we worked. We recited poetry and drank wine in a paddleboat on the pond in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, discussed critical theory in coffee shops around Chicago, gave a 7 minute lecture on "The Art of Art Appreciation" in the auditorium at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, took a regional midwest tour including stops at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Pabst Mansion, and created a complementary coffee bar and reading room in a booth at Chicago's 2002 Stray Show in conjunction with Art Chicago.