The sign of a good art opening is when your gallery sells a lot of artwork. The sign of a great opening is when the New York City Fire Department shows up to shut it down early.
Nearly 1,000 people showed up for Ryan McGinley's latest photography exhibition early on Thursday evening. Fueled by dozens of cases of free Budweiser, the truly enormous crowd was dispersed by the fire and police department after Team Gallery and the streets of Soho were overrun by nude photography aficionados.
Pictured above: Ryan McGinley and a Fire Marshall as his opening gets shut down due to who knows how many fire code violations.