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Artist Joel Meyerowitz Finds the World's Laziest Swimmer

Joel Meyerowitz's The Elements: Air/Water 1 (2007).© Joel Meyerowitz/courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Pure pipe-dream material on a day like today, Joel Meyerowitz's video-and-photographic installation (which opened yesterday at the uptown Edwynn Houk Gallery) is the result of Meyerowitz's work in July 2007 with Olympic divers in Florida. Speedo-clad as he may be, though, this swimmer seems a bit amateur. Hopefully he's just taking a breather. —Rachel Wolff