“An art fair isn’t intimidating. You’re actually talking to an artist, there are other activities, there’s food… it’s like a big party,” she said. “To get the actual work done, I spend so much time just isolated. So to finally come out and have your work out there and have people react to it is really invigorating.”
And unlike The Strokes, whose first album’s perfection would doom the rest of their discography, Phoenix have grown and changed throughout their career. But I’ll always be longing for another masterpiece, and I don’t think that’s an unfair standard to hold them to.