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Artsy Fans in Lance Tributes

“They try hard.”


Among the celebrity throng at the Calvin Klein–sponsored New Museum on the Bowery opening party was cyclist and unwitting muse Lance Armstrong. He says he inspires his fans to make art and send it to him. “We get a lot of weird stuff,” he said. “A lot of paintings, a lot of little bikes.” Anything disturbing? “You don’t want to know the weird shit people send.” Like, what, bodily fluids? “If it was that, I wouldn’t know,” he said, explaining that the people who open his mail wouldn’t show those to him. “But there’s like those silly little dolls. Like little—you know that character from the movie?” Chuckie? “Those kind of dolls. Weird.” But they’re supposed to look like him? “They try hard. But they look like Chuckie.”

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